ENGL 562: Studies in English Language and Linguistics

ENGL 562: Studies in English Language and Linguistics An introduction to the structural, social, and historical aspects of the English language. Topics include morphology, syntax, phonology, usage, history of English, dialects, first and second language acquisition,...

ENGL 580: Writing and Rhetoric in a Post-Truth Society

ENGL 580: Writing and Rhetoric in a Post-Truth Society This course examines the role of writing and rhetoric in a post-truth world. What does it mean to write and to study language at a time when fake news and “alternative facts” have become commonplace?...

ENGL 533: 20th Century Literature and Culture

ENGL 533: 20th Century Literature and Culture This course examines literary texts, and literary movements, in their cultural and historical contexts. Special emphasis is given to ethnic, cultural, and gender diversity, and required readings include a variety of works...

ENGL 523: Teaching College English

ENGL 523: Teaching College English English 523 is a course framed around the questions that all teachers of writing must confront: What does it mean to teach writing? What do we expect of our students as they learn? Whom should we serve when we teach writing and why?...

ENGL 550: Literary Criticism

ENGL 550: Literary Criticism English 550 introduces students to the practice of literary criticism through the study of major theoretical approaches to literature and the application of those theories to text. These critical approaches include structuralism,...

ENGL 580: Popular Literature

ENGL 580: Popular Literature This course explores literary genres and modes designed to appeal to a mass audience. Subjects may include science fiction, horror, mystery and detective fiction, romance, chick lit, literature into film, and pulp fiction. Students will...

ENGL 580: Rhetoric, Writing, and Social Change

ENGL 580: Rhetoric, Writing, and Social Change This course explores the role of rhetoric and written communication in recent political and social movements in the United States through the lens of scholarship in writing studies. We will review studies on social...