Masters Course Descriptions

CourseSubjectHours
4643Literature of the South and Southwest
Prerequisite(s): Six hours of English beyond 1123 or consent of chair.
The patterns of Southern and Southwestern themes and culture as exhibited in the works of representative writers.
3(3-0)

4893The English Novel
Prerequisite(s): Six hours of English beyond 1123 or consent of chair.
Representative English novels with focus on the development of the genre, major themes, and techniques.
3(3-0)

4903Selected Studies in Comparative Literature
Prerequisite(s): Six hours of English beyond 1123 or consent of chair.
Comparative study of selected authors or themes of different cultures or times as reflected in literature. May be repeated for credit with changed content.
3(3-0)

4923Modern Poetry
Prerequisite(s): Six hours of English beyond 1123 or consent of chair.
Major voices in 20th century poetry with emphasis on Pound, Eliot, Williams, Frost, and Stevens.
3(3-0)

5003Independent Research
Prerequisite(s): May be counted toward the M.A. degree in English only with written consent of the graduate coordinator prior to registration.
A tutorial course in which critically significant research regarding a specific author or area is directed by a member of the English graduate faculty.
3(0-0)

5013The Teaching of Writing
A workshop for developing effective methods of teaching writing in public schools.
3(3-0)

5023Teaching College English
Prerequisite(s): Written consent of graduate coordinator.
Required of all full-time graduate teaching assistants in English during first two semesters in residence. An overview of problems and effective practices in the teaching of freshman English composition. Observation, demonstrations, and practice sessions. This course does not apply to the degree.
3(0-0)

5353Major Authors
Comprehensive study of the work, life, and background of one or more major authors. May be repeated for credit with changed content.
3(3-0)

5513History of the English Language
The development of the sounds, forms, and structure of English and the implications of modern language problems.
3(3-0)

5523Introduction to Linguistics
Methods and nature of language, the interlocking systems that make up language; methods of language analysis.
3(3-0)

5533Literary Criticism
A survey of historical and contemporary methods of literary criticism and their application to selected texts.
3(3-0)

5623American Romantic Movement
Emphasis on the poetry and prose of Emerson, Thoreau, Poe, Hawthorne, Melville, and Whitman.
3(3-0)

5633American Realism and Naturalism
The realistic and naturalistic approaches in prose fiction with emphasis on Twain, Howells, James, Dreiser, Crane, and Norris.
3(3-0)

5653Modern American Literature
A survey of the major American prose writers and dramatists of the first part of the 20th century.
3(3-0)

5753Old English Language and Literature
Language, literature, and worldview of Anglo-Saxon England. Emphasis on Beowulf and the epic tradition.
3(3-0)

5763Middle English Language and Literature
Language, literature, and worldview of medieval England. Emphasis on Chaucer.
3(3-0)

5773Shakespeare
Shakespeare's art and thought as seen in drama and poetry.
3(3-0)

5783English Renaissance Period
Renaissance thought and culture as revealed by the poetry, prose, and drama of the age.
3(3-0)

5853Eighteenth Century English Literature
The literature and intellectual currents of the period with emphasis on Pope, Swift, and Johnson.
3(3-0)

5863The English Romantic Period
The literature and intellectual currents of the period with emphasis on Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley, and Keats.
3(3-0)

5873The Victorian Period
The literature and major developments during the age of Tennyson, Browning, and Arnold.
3(3-0)

5883Twentieth Century English Literature
Authors and trends in English literature of the 20th century.
3(3-0)

5913National Literatures in Translation
Selected topics and works in translation from one or more major national literatures. May be repeated for credit with changed content.
3(3-0)

5933American Literature and Culture
The study of various aspects of American culture as reflected in American literature, arts, philosophy, and social backgrounds. May be repeated for credit with changed content.
3(3-0)

5943Modern World Literature
A survey of the major authors and trends in world literature of the first part of the 20th century.
3(3-0)

5953Contemporary Literature
A selective study of recent literature.
3(3-0)

6123Seminar: Studies in Fiction
Study in depth of one selected aspect of fiction.
3(3-0)

6223Seminar: Studies in the Drama
Study in depth of one selected aspect of the drama.
3(3-0)

6323Seminar: Studies in Poetry
Study in depth of one selected aspect of poetry.
3(3-0)

6413Seminar: Studies in Comparative Literature
Study in depth of one selected period or theme.
3(3-0)

6613Seminar: Studies in American Literature
Study in depth of one selected period or theme.
3(3-0)

6813Seminar: Studies in English Literature
Study in depth of one selected period or theme.
3(3-0)

6983Thesis
Prerequisite(s): Completion of 24 hours of graduate course work in English and written consent of graduate coordinator. In exceptional cases, following the recommendation of a student’s Graduate Advisory Committee chair, the coordinator can approve thesis work during the final semester of non-thesis classes.
3(0-0)

6993Thesis
Prerequisite(s): Completion of 24 hours of graduate course work in English and written consent of graduate coordinator. In exceptional cases, following the recommendation of a student’s Graduate Advisory Committee chair, the coordinator can approve thesis work during the final semester of non-thesis classes.
3(0-0)