Course Descriptions

Fall 2017 Course Descriptions

Academic Year 2017-20187 Bulletin

Undergraduate Courses

ENG 104 First Year Composition Stretch I (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Directed Self-Placement must be completed prior to enrollment.

Critical thinking skills in reading and writing. Emphasis on academic argumentation, working with and evaluating sources, conducting research and using rhetorical approaches. (ABC/NC grading, CR/NC allowed) 
(Note: Successful completion of ENG 104 and ENG 105will culminate in satisfying the Written English Composition I requirement (GE Area A2). The minimum grade for satisfying the requirement in Area A2 is a C-.)

 

ENG 114 First Year Composition (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Must complete Directed Self-Placement prior to enrollment or see Written English Requirements section of this Bulletin for other eligibility criteria.

Critical thinking skills in reading and writing. Emphasis on academic argumentation, working with and evaluating sources, conducting research and using a variety of rhetorical approaches. (ABC/NC grading, CR/NC allowed) 
(Note: For this course to satisfy General Education, students must earn a C- or CR or higher grade if taken fall 2014 or later.)

Course Attributes: A2: Written English Comm I

 

ENG 214 Second Year Written Composition: English (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: ENG 114 or equivalent with grade of CR or C- or better. 

Flexible reading and writing skills for academic inquiry and for engaging with social issues; varied composing and revising skills; critical analysis and self-reflection, with special attention to rhetorical variation; fine-tuning research. (Plus/minus ABC/NC, CR/NC allowed) [CSL may be available]

Course Attributes: A4: Written English Comm II

 

Detailed Information:

Second Year Composition emphasizes developing more flexibility in your reading and writing practices so that you can successfully tackle a wide range of writing situations or tasks. The course helps you to develop more advanced research skills, to practice responding to a wider variety of ideas and perspectives, and to create more sophisticated academic arguments in your writing. By practicing academic argumentation and inquiry and engaging with real-world issues, students will create varied, rhetorically-aware compositions. To develop responsible positions, students fine-tune their research skills, evaluating scholarly and non-scholarly sources and incorporating a variety of perspectives.

Beginning in Fall 2017, four formats of ENG 214 are available:

  • Traditional classroom sections geared towards students who learn best by actively interacting with peers/instructor in person, and those who prefer a range of interactive class activities to them understand course content and assignment requirements.
  • Hybrid sections which meet less frequently during the week but require more self-directed online work. These sections are appropriate for motivated, independent students with the sufficient self-discipline to manage their own workload and regular assignments on a weekly basis. To register for hybrid sections, search for "hybrid" under course attributes.
  • Community Service Learning sections which integrate academic concepts and service work in the community. These sections are geared towards students who want an active, real-world learning experience focused on learning from and with community partners. To register for hybrid sections, search for "service learning" under course attributes.
  • Fully Online Sections  require the most self-discipline, motivation, and independence. Students should be able to meet multiple weekly deadlines through advanced time management skills and be comfortable with technology, asking questions, and collaborating in online environments. To register, search for "fully online" sections under course attributes.

ENG 418 Grammar for Writers (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: ENG 114 or equivalent

Focus on students' proofreading, editing, and revising their writing for academic courses. Analyze samples of writing in their disciplines to define and develop effective sentences and paragraphs. Open to all majors.

Course Attributes: UD-C: Arts and/or Humanities
Section 01 – John Holland | Detailed Information:

Ever wonder why your writing doesn't seem to "flow"? Have teachers told you that your sentences seem choppy, confusing, or too simple? English 418 is a course for students who want to learn how to construct sophisticated, professional sentences. Using samples of student writing from across the disciplines, we will learn to identify common errors, develop techniques for constructing a variety of sentence structures, and focus on improving cohesion and coherence in your writing. This course will teach you how to write polished, grammatically complex sentences, and most importantly, give you confidence in your ability to express your ideas correctly and with style. I surmise that most of you have never studied formal rules and conventions of English grammar before. You'll need to start the course by learning some names and terms we use to talk about sentence structure. I recognize that these terms are unfamiliar and difficult to learn. But these early difficulties will pay off later in the course when we all have a common language to talk about our writing.

English 418 is an undergraduate general education course. In a typical semester, the vast majority of students are either Creative Writing or English Literature majors with other students representing Cinema, Journalism, Photojournalism, English Education, Business, STEM and usually 2-3 Composition graduate students, for which the course is an optional requirement toward their degree.

ENG 417 Academic Literacy and the Urban Adolescent (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Restricted to English majors; ENG 214 or equivalent. 

Service Learning, focusing on the acquisition of academic literacy by urban teens; requires 25 hours volunteering in middle or high school classrooms. Partly satisfies Early Field Experience requirement for Single Subject Credential Program. [CSL may be available]

Course Attributes: Social Justice

Section 01 – Paul Morris | Detailed Information: 

ENG 419 Advanced Composition for Teachers (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: English majors; ENG 214 or equivalent.

The composing process: purpose, audience, types of discourse, rhetorical strategies, syntactic structures, response groups. Partly satisfies Early Field Experience requirement for Single Subject Credential. Service Learning requires 20 hours tutoring in secondary Language Arts classes. [CSL may be available]

Section 01 – James Gilligan | Detailed Information: 

ENG 655 Literature and the Adolescent Reader (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: ENG 114 or equivalent. 

Analysis and evaluation of literature about and for adolescents. Teaching approach based on reader response theory. Required for students completing the Single Subject Waiver in English.

Course Attributes: Am. Ethnic & Racial Minorities

Section 01 – James Gilligan | Detailed Information: 

ENG 688 Assessment in English Language Arts (Unit: 1)

Prerequisites: Senior standing and interview with English Single Subject Credential adviser. Creation of an English Education e-Portfolio to demonstrate mastery of subject matter competency in English.

Section 01 – Paul Morris | Detailed Information: 

 

ENG 420 Introduction to the Study of Language (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: ENG 114 or equivalent. 

Linguistic investigation of sounds, words, sentences, conversations. Relationships between language, culture, dialects, mind, animal communication examined. Recommended as first language structure course.

Course Attributes: UD-C: Arts and/or Humanities, Global Perspectives

Section 01 – Jenny Lederer | Detailed Information:

ENG 421 SYNTAX (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Upper division standing or ENG 420; priority to English majors, minors, and MA TESOL and Linguistics students. 

Introduction to contemporary syntactic theory and fundamentals of linguistic data analysis.

Section 01 – Anastasia Smirnova | Detailed Information:

ENG 423 Language Analysis for Language Teachers (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Upper division standing or ENG 420.

Introduction to English language structures and common English learner errors. Analysis of form, meaning and use in spoken and written texts, including academic genres. Focus on understanding cross-linguistic influences and strategies for responding to learner challenges in grammar and pronunciation.

Section 01 – David Olsher | Detailed Information:

ENG 424 Phonology and Morphology (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Upper division standing or ENG 420; priority to English majors, minors, MA Linguistics, and TESOL students. 

Theories and techniques of phonological and morphological analysis using data from English and other languages.

Section 01 – Anastasia Smirnova | Detailed Information:

ENG 425 Language in Context (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Upper division standing or ENG 420; priority to English majors, minors, MA Linguistics, and TESOL students. 

Introduction to language variation relating to age, ethnicity, gender, region, class, occupation; language and culture; multilingualism. [CSL may be available]

Section 01 – Teresa Pratt | Detailed Information:

Section 02 – Anna Marie Trester | Detailed Information: 

ENG 240 Heroes and Antiheroes in Literature (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: ENG 114 or consent of instructor. 

Examination of archetypes of heroes and antiheroes in English language literature. Detailed analysis of identity, power, hierarchy, and privilege in complex literature, primarily from the 16th-20th centuries.

Course Attributes: C3: Humanities: Literature

Section 01 – Jennifer Mylander | Detailed Information:

ENG 251 The Lyric Poem in English (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: ENG 114 or consent of instructor. 

Examination of a wide range of forms, styles, themes, and modes available in short lyric poetry. Detailed analysis of both form and content in the work of a variety of major and lesser-known poets.

Course Attributes: C3: Humanities: Literature

Section 01 – Summer Star | Detailed Information:

ENG 252 The Novel in English (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: ENG 114 or equivalent or consent of instructor.

Major English and American novelists and variations in the genre between Defoe and the present.

Course Attributes: C3: Humanities: Literature

Section 01 – William Christmas | Detailed Information:

ENG 258 American Literature (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: ENG 114 or equivalent or consent of instructor. 

Selected masterpieces of American literature.

Course Attributes: C3: Humanities: Literature

Section 01 – Sarita Cannon | Detailed Information:

ENG 259 Introduction to Shakespeare (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: ENG 114 or equivalent or consent of instructor.

For potential English majors unacquainted with Shakespeare's work and non-majors not yet conscious of themselves as heirs of Shakespeare's language and culture, and beneficiaries of his dramatic gifts.

Course Attributes: C3: Humanities: Literature

Section 01 – Lois Lyles | Detailed Information:

ENG 261 The Vampire Tradition (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: ENG 114 or equivalent or consent of instructor. 

The vampire in literature and film as a rich, complex icon that exaggerates culture anxieties about otherness, morality, and identity, and reveals changing social attitude about race, class, gender, and sexuality.

Course Attributes: C3: Humanities: Literature

Section 01 – Staff | Detailed Information:

ENG 280 Popular Drama and Social Critique (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: ENG 114 or equivalent or consent of instructor.

Examination of the drama performed in the street from the middle ages to present with a focus on performances in Britain and the U.S.

Course Attributes: C3: Humanities: Literature, Social Justice

Section 01 – Julie Paulson | Detailed Information: 

ENG 460 Literature in English I: Beginnings through the 17th Century (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: ENG 214 or equivalent or consent of instructor. 

Introduction to the history and aesthetics of influential Old English, Middle English, sixteenth- and seventeenth-century texts written in England and America.

Section 01 – Jennifer Mylander | Detailed Information:

ENG 461 Literature in English II: 18th and 19th Centuries (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: ENG 214 or equivalent or consent of instructor.

Introduction to the history and aesthetics of influential eighteenth- and nineteenth-century texts written in England and America.

Section 01 – William Christmas | Detailed Information:

ENG 462 Literature in English III: The Twentieth Century (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: ENG 214 or equivalent or consent of instructor.

Survey of key texts, debates, and literary historical landmarks in the study of twentieth-century literature in English.

Section 01 – Sarita Cannon | Detailed Information:

Section 02 – Kathleen De Guzman | Detailed Information:

ENG 465 Post-Apocalyptic Science Fiction (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: ENG 214 or equivalent or consent of instructor.

Examination of how post-apocalyptic narratives in mid to late 20th century science fiction reflect cultural anxieties, explore ethical dilemmas, and propose a variety of dystopian and utopian solutions to the threat of rapid social, political, and environmental change.

Course Attributes: UD-C: Arts and/or Humanities, Environmental Sustainability

Section 01 –Margaret Schoerke | Detailed Information:

ENG 480GW Junior Seminar - GWAR (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Restricted to English major and minor; ENG 214 or equivalent with a grade of C or better. (English major must complete ENG 480GW before the end of the junior year.)

Practical criticism; techniques in the art of reading literature and writing about it in a series of short papers. Majors must complete this course before the end of the junior year. (ABC/NC grading only)

Course Attributes: Graduation Writing Assessment

Section 01 – Lawrence Hanley | Detailed Information:

Section 02 – Angela Jones | Detailed Information:

Section 03 – Mary Soliday | Detailed Information:

Section 04 – Loretta Stec | Detailed Information:

ENG 495 Digital Humanities and Literacies (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: ENG 214 or equivalent.

Introduction to topics, issues, practices, and tools to develop a critical engagement with digital culture, with special focus on reading, writing, and understanding literature in the digital age.

Section 01 – Lawrence Hanley | Detailed Information:

ENG 514 Age of the Romantics (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: ENG 214 or equivalent or consent of instructor.

Poetry and prose of Blake, Coleridge, Byron, Wordsworth, Shelley, and Keats.

Section 01 –Wai-Leung Kwok | Detailed Information:

ENG 525 Studies in American Literature (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: ENG 214 or equivalent or consent of instructor. 

Rotating course on a specific topic, theme, genre, work, or issue in American literature. Topic to be specified in Class Schedule. May be repeated when topics vary.

Section 01 – Geoffrey Green | Detailed Information: 

ENG 526 Age of the American Renaissance: 1830-1860 (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: ENG 214 or equivalent or consent of instructor. 

Achievement of a national literature in the works of such writers as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Walt Whitman, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, and Frederick Douglass, with reading of earlier authors.

Course Attributes: UD-C: Arts and/or Humanities, Am. Ethnic & Racial Minorities, Social Justice

Section 01 – Margaret Shoerke | Detailed Information:

ENG 527 American Literature: 1860-1914 (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: ENG 214 or equivalent or consent of instructor.

Major American writing from romanticism to realism and naturalism: Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, Mark Twain, Henry James, Stephen Crane, Kate Chopin, Henry Adams, Edwin Arlington Robinson, Edith Wharton, and Theodore Dreiser.

Section 01 – Staff | Detailed Information:

ENG 528 American Literature: 1914-1960 (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: ENG 214 or equivalent or consent of instructor.

Stories, drama, and criticism by such authors as Ezra Pound, T. S. Eliot, William Faulkner, Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ralph Ellison, Richard Wright, Wallace Stevens, Robert Lowell, and Sylvia Plath.

Section 01 – Lawrence Hanley | Detailed Information:

ENG 533 Holocaust and Literature (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: ENG 214

Fiction and non-fiction Holocaust literature by Saul Bellow, T. Borowski, Etty Hillesum, I.B. Singer, and Elie Wiesel. 
(This course is offered as JS 437ENG 533, and CWL 437. Students may not repeat the course under an alternate prefix.)

Course Attributes: UD-C: Arts and/or Humanities, Global Perspectives, Social Justice

Section 01 – Kitty Millet | Detailed Information:

ENG 535 Literature and Ecology (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: ENG 214 or equivalent or consent of instructor. 

An appraisal of literary works in light of their representation of nature and their ecological wisdom. Examples of post-romantic American literature of nature. The theory and practice of ecocriticism.

Course Attributes: UD-C: Arts and/or Humanities, Environmental Sustainability

Section 01 – Angela Jones | Detailed Information:

ENG 550 The Rise of the Novel (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: ENG 214 or equivalent or consent of instructor.

Emergence of the English novel in the work of such writers as Defoe, Richardson, Fielding, Sterne, Smollett; the relationship of the new genre to changes in social and philosophical experience.

Section 01 – Ellen Peel | Detailed Information:

ENG 558 Early Twentieth Century Poetry in the United States (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: ENG 214 or equivalent or consent of instructor.

Development of modernism during the first half of the 20th century; the tension between the poets' experimentalism and their relation to tradition.

Section 01 – Margaret Shoerke | Detailed Information:

ENG 571 Shakespeare's Rivals (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: ENG 214 or equivalent or consent of instructor. 

Close study of the drama of Shakespeare's contemporaries and immediate successors. Class will combine modes of literary analysis with theatrically-informed approaches.

Course Attributes: E1: Lifelong Learning Develop

Section 01 – Gitanjali Shahani | Detailed Information:

ENG 580 Individual Authors (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: ENG 214 or equivalent or consent of instructor. 

Rotating course on a specific author, or group of authors, in British, American, or Global literatures of any period. Topic to be specified in the Class Schedule. May be repeated for credit when topics vary.

Section 01 – Summer Star | Detailed Information:

ENG 583 Shakespeare: Representative Plays (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: ENG 214 or equivalent or consent of instructor. 

Shakespeare and his age; his development as a dramatist and his literary, intellectual, and social milieu. Reading of representative comedies, histories, and tragedies as well as some non-dramatic poetry.

Course Attributes: E1: Lifelong Learning Develop

Section 01 – Gitanjali Shahani | Detailed Information:

ENG 584 Shakespeare: Selected Plays (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: ENG 214 or equivalent or consent of instructor.

Study of a few plays in relation to the textual problems, dramatic technique, and problems of interpretation. Analysis of language, imagery, and structure.

Section 01 – Lois Lyles | Detailed Information:

ENG 611 Modern Criticism (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: ENG 214 or equivalent or consent of instructor.

Examination of critical approaches including the formalist and the psychoanalytic. Application of one or more critical methods to works of imaginative literature.

Section 01 – Wai-Leung Kwok | Detailed Information:

ENG 612 Serial Narrative (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: ENG 214 or equivalent or consent of instructor. 

Serial narrative from its eighteenth-century roots to today, considering the novel, cinema, and television.

Section 01 – Sara Hackenberg | Detailed Information:

ENG 630 Selected Studies (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: ENG 214 or equivalent or consent of instructor. 

Rotating course on a specific topic, theme, genre, or issue in literature from a variety of national traditions and/or historical periods. Topic to be specified in Class Schedule. May be repeated when topics vary.

Section 01 – Geoffrey Green | Detailed Information:

ENG 631 Post-Colonial Literature in English (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: ENG 214 or equivalent or consent of instructor. 

Contemporary literature in English by writers from former Third World colonies.

Course Attributes: UD-C: Arts and/or Humanities, Global Perspectives

Section 01 –Loretta Stec | Detailed Information:

ENG 632 The Literature of Exile and Migration (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: ENG 214 or equivalent or consent of instructor. 

Investigation of literary texts that narrate experience of exile, migration, and immigration, and consideration of theoretical contexts about diaspora, exile, and transnational movement.

Section 01 – Loretta Stec | Detailed Information: 

ENG 638 Global Cities (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: ENG 214 or equivalent or consent of instructor.

Study of Anglophone literature from the twentieth century to the present from cities around the world. Examination of the concept of "the city" with emphasis on cross-cultural issues of globalization, gentrification, and migration.

Section 01 –Kathleen De Guzman | Detailed Information: 

ENG 690 Senior Seminar (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: ENG 480GW with a grade of C or better, priority to English literature and English education majors in their senior year, or consent of instructor.

Rotating course on a specific topic, theme, literary form, historical period, or theoretical tradition in British, American, or Global literatures. Topic to be specified in Class Schedule. Intensive study of a literary topic culminating in a research paper. May be repeated when topics vary.

Section 01 – Summer Star | Detailed Information:

Section 02 – Jennifer Mylander | Detailed Information: 

TPW 400GW Fundamentals of Technical and Professional Writing - GWAR (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: ENG 214 or equivalent with a grade of C or better.

Forms, methods, standards, and issues central to the work of career writers. Students produce technical instructions, reports, promotions, and correspondence. (ABC/NC grading only)

Course Attributes: Graduation Writing Assessment

Section 01 – Megan Little | Detailed Information:

TPW 480 Writing Technical Documentation (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Technical and Professional Writing student; ENG 214 or equivalent with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor.

Design and develop standard types of technical documentation such as project plans, process descriptions, procedures, tutorials, and usability tests. Topics include audience analysis, writing style, and best practices. (Plus-minus letter grade only)

Section 01 – Robert Dvorak | Detailed Information:

TPW 490 Grantwriting (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Technical and Professional Writing student; ENG 214 or equivalent with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. 

Practice in grant proposal writing and research. Requests from private non-profit organizations to various funding agencies. (Plus-minus letter grade only) [CSL may be available]

Course Attributes: Social Justice

Section 01 – Regina Neu | Detailed Information:

TPW 550 Professional Editing (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Technical and Professional Writing student; ENG 214 or equivalent with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor.

Expectations for professional editing in the workplace. Development of specialized projects; practice in relevant techniques; application of professional skills, standards, ethics, and methods. Review of grammar, punctuation, and usage. (Plus-minus letter grade only)

Section 01 – Neil Lindeman | Detailed Information:

TPW 555 Visual Rhetoric and Document Design (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: ENG 214 or equivalent with a grade of C or better.

Principles of design and visual rhetoric; application of those principles in document design. Workshop teaches publication design software. Required laboratory. (Plus-minus letter grade only)

Section 01 – Neil Lindeman | Detailed Information:

TPW 695 Internship in Technical and Professional Writing (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Five TPW core or skill elective courses with grades of C or better, including TPW 400GWTPW 550TPW 555.

Develop resume and portfolio. Practice job search and interviewing skills. Field experience: professional writing or editing, including structured supervision and evaluation by program faculty and placement sponsor. (Plus-minus letter grade only)

Section 01 – Neil Lindeman | Detailed Information:

TPW 699 Independent Study (Units: 1-4)

Prerequisites: Five TPW core or skills elective courses with grades of C or better, including TPW 400GWTPW 550TPW 555; consent of instructor.

Special study in some aspect of technical and professional writing, performed under program faculty supervision. May be repeated for a total of 4 units.

Section 01 – Staff | Detailed Information: 

Graduate Courses

ENG 700 Introduction to Composition Theory (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Admission to MA Composition Program or to Composition or Post-Secondary Reading Certificate Program.

Issues of composition theory, research, and classroom practice. (Plus-minus letter grade only)

Section 01 – Robert Kohls | Detailed Information:

ENG 701 Theoretical Backgrounds in Community College and College Reading Instruction (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Graduate standing or consent of instructor.

Review of research on the physiological, psychological, and linguistic processes involved in developing literacy skills on the community college and college levels; examination of the relationships between reading and writing competencies, and reading and reasoning strategies.

Section 01 – Mark Roberge | Detailed Information:

ENG 704 Pedagogical Grammar for Composition (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Admission to MA Composition Program or to Composition or Post-Secondary Reading Certificate Program.

Theory and practice of responding to linguistic, stylistic, and rhetorical issues in student writing. (Plus-minus letter grade only)

Section 01 – Mary Soliday | Detailed Information:

ENG 709 Seminar in Teaching Integrated Reading and Writing (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Admission to MA Composition Program or to Composition or Post-Secondary Reading Certificate Program.

Exploration of the integration of reading and writing from both a theoretical and pedagogical perspective.

Section 01 – Mark Roberge | Detailed Information:

Section 02 – Mark Roberge | Detailed Information: 

ENG 718 Supervision of Teaching Experience (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Teaching assignment in college-level composition course.

Supervision and training in curriculum, teaching techniques, grading procedures, etc.

 

Section 01 – Jennifer Trainor | Detailed Information: 

ENG 713 Seminar in Curriculum and Instruction in English I (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Completion of subject matter certification in English or consent of instructor.

Theory, curriculum design, instruction and assessment methods for teaching English language, literature, and oral and written performance, grades 6-12.

Section 01 – Paul Morris | Detailed Information: 

 

ENG 719 Seminar: Contemporary Semantic Theory (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Graduate standing or consent of instructor; ENG 421.

Introduces tools used to investigate semantic structure (the interpretation of linguistic expressions); develops logical representations for English sentences; investigates entailments and presuppositions at word level (lexical semantics) and discourse level (pragmatics).

Section 01 – Jenny Lederer | Detailed Information: 

ENG 725 Seminar in Discourse Analysis (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: ENG 421ENG 424ENG 425; priority to MA Linguistics and TESOL students.

Theories and methods of discourse analysis. Students analyze texts and conversations using the various methods and submit a final project analyzing original data in the framework of their choice.

Section 01 – Jenny Lederer | Detailed Information: 

ENG 741 Seminar: Literary Theory and Research Methods (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Classified graduate status in English literature master's degree program or consent of instructor. 

Practice in the theory, criticism, and research methods of literary study, leading to a major research project.

Section 01 – Julie Paulson | Detailed Information:

ENG 742 Seminar: Studies in Criticism (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: ENG 741 (maybe taken concurrently) or consent of instructor.

Examination of specific topic, critic or group of critics, and/or tradition in literary criticism. Topic to be specified in Class Schedule. May be repeated when topics vary.

Section 01 – Geoffrey Green | Detailed Information:

ENG 754 Seminar: The Romantic Movement (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: ENG 741 (may be taken concurrently) or consent of instructor.

Ideas, themes, or literary problems in the works of such late eighteenth and early nineteenth century authors as Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley, and Keats.

Section 01 – Wai-Leung Kwok | Detailed Information:

ENG 785 Seminar: Shakespeare (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: ENG 741 (may be taken concurrently) or consent of instructor.

Representative plays: examination of textual problems, dramatic technique, language, imagery, and interpretation.

Section 01 – Gitanjali Shahani | Detailed Information:

ENG 790 Seminar: Selected Studies (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: ENG 741 (maybe taken concurrently) or consent of instructor.

Examination of topics in British, American, or Global literatures, and/or literary theory. Topic to be specified in Class Schedule. May be repeated when topics vary.

Section 01 – Sara Hackenberg | Detailed Information:

Section 02 – Sarita Cannon | Detailed Information:

ENG 803 Teaching Practicum: Literature (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: By application only; contact English Department or see English Department website for details.

Pedagogical issues in the teaching of literature by assisting professors in conducting large lecture courses. May be repeated for a total of 6 units.

Section 01 – Julie Paulson | Detailed Information: 

ENG 721 Advanced Pedagogical Grammar for TESOL (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: ENG 421 or equivalent.

Advanced study in grammar teaching for ESL and EFL contexts. Includes a review of grammatical structures and functions, and common language learner errors. Focus on pedagogical theory applied to error analysis, deductive and inductive teaching approaches, pedagogical tasks, and corrective feedback.

Section 01 – David Olsher | Detailed Information:

ENG 724 Special Topics in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: ENG 730 or consent of instructor. 

Introduction to theory, research and pedagogical innovations in key areas of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, including applications to materials design, lesson planning, and assessment. Topic to be specified in Class Schedule. May be repeated when topics vary.

Section 01 – Maricel Santos | Detailed Information: 

ENG 726 Practicum in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: ENG 730 (may be taken concurrently).

Through assignment as an apprentice and tutor, TESOL students gain experience with methods, materials, and procedures for teaching non-native speakers of English.

Section 01 – Maricel Santos | Detailed Information: 

ENG 731 Seminar: TESOL Listening and Speaking Skills (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: ENG 421ENG 424ENG 730.

Theories, research, objectives, problems, and techniques in the teaching of English to speakers of other languages; listening and speaking skills; systematic study of materials and methods of instruction; preparation of teaching materials.

Section 01 – Priyanvada Abeywickrama | Detailed Information:

ENG 732 Seminar: TESOL Reading and Writing Skills (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: ENG 730.

The teaching of reading and writing skills to adult non-native speakers of English. Theory and research in ESL/EFL reading and composition, curriculum and lesson planning, teaching techniques and activities, materials selection and development, responding to student work, and assessment.

Section 01 – Maricel Santos | Detailed Information:

ENG 733 Seminar: Student Teaching for TESOL (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: ENG 731ENG 732.

Teaching experience with a faculty supervisor who meets with the student teachers both individually and in groups, observes them, and reads and responds to four written papers. (CR/NC grading only)

Section 01 – Priyanvada Abeywickrama | Detailed Information: 

ENG 891 Integrative Seminar in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Final semester in M.A. program.

Major issues in teaching English to speakers of other languages. For Master of Arts candidates in English with Concentration in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. (CR/NC grading only)

Section 01 – David Olsher | Detailed Information: