ACADEMICS

  • Graduate English Courses

    EN 900 History and Structure of the English Language
    The phonology, syntax, and lexicon of English from its proto-Indo-European origins to its contemporary dialects.
    3 credits
     
    EN 901 Methods of Graduate Research
    An introduction to graduate-level research and writing.
    3 credits
     
    EN 902 Approaches to the Literary Experience
    An introduction to practical criticism which applies a broad spectrum of critical approaches to a selected group of literary examples.
    3 credits
     
    EN 903 Theory and Teaching of Writing
    Current writing theory and pedagogy with emphasis on the college, high school, or middle school classroom.
    3 credits
     
    EN 905 Modern Rhetorical Theory
    Examines history of and recent developments in modern rhetorical theory and composition studies.
    3 credits
     
    EN 906 Donne, Herbert, and Seventeenth-Century British Poetry
    Analysis of the work and influence of John Donne, Ben Jonson, George Herbert and other metaphysical and religious poets.
    3 credits
     
    EN 907 Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century Pastoral Literature
    This course explores pastoral’s emergence as a major genre of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century literature.
    3 credits
     
    EN 908 Milton
    Analysis of Milton’s prose and poetry, emphasizing “L’Allegro,” “Il Penseroso,” Comus, “Lycidas,” Paradise Lost, Paradise Regained, Samson Agonistes, and Areopagitica.
    3 credits
     
    EN 910 Literature of the English Renaissance
    Advanced examination of Tudor and Jacobean literature, emphasizing More, Wyatt, Surrey, Sidney, Spenser, Marlowe, Nashe, Shakespeare, Donne, and Jonson.
    3 credits
     
    EN 911 Young Adult Literature
    Examination of a range of texts, classical and modern, that address both middle-school and highschool (and older) readers.
    3 credits
     
    EN 912 Shakespeare
    This course will examine various aspects of Shakespeare’s plays and poems.
    3 credits
     
    EN 925 Eighteenth-Century Novel
    Explores the origins of the novel genre.
    3 credits
     
    EN 931 Nineteenth-Century Novel
    Explores British prose fiction of the nineteenth century.
    3 credits
     
    EN 933 Romantic and Victorian Gothic
    Romantic and Victorian Gothic is a subversive arena where major authors explore the issues bedeviling their eras.
    3 credits
     
    EN 934 The Romantics and the Victorians: 1798-1901
    An historical and critical survey of the prose and poetry of the nineteenth century including Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley, Keats, Tennyson, Arnold and Browning.
    3 credits
     
    EN 935 Modern Drama
    A survey of British, American, Irish, and continental drama from Ibsen through O’Neill.
    3 credits
     
    EN 941 Modern Poetry
    A study of the major figures who shaped American and British poetry between 1910 and 1950.
    3 credits
     
    EN 942 Three Modern Poets
    Illustrates how modern poetry differs from that of earlier periods through study of W.B. Yeats, Wallace Stevens, and T.S. Eliot.
    3 credits
     
    EN 945 Contemporary Poetry
    Concentrates on poets whose major work was written after World War II.
    3 credits
     
    EN 950 The Romantic Flowering in American Literature
    The development of Romantic idealism in the origins of American fiction and poetry.
    3 credits
     
    EN 952 Realism and Naturalism
    Realism as practiced by Twain and clarified by Howells, following the transition of realism to naturalism under Norris and Dreiser.
    3 credits
     
    EN 955 American Novel I
    The development of the American novel from Charles Brockden Brown through Melville and Hawthorne.
    3 credits
     
    EN 956 Classical Mythology
    Study of the myths of ancient Greece and Rome through examination of major primary texts and secondary interpretative texts.
    3 credits 

    EN 957 American Novel II
    The development of the American novel from naturalism and realism to the latest fiction of the twentieth century.
    3 credits
     
    EN 958 Women in American Literature
    An advanced study of works by and about women in American literature, including Rowson, Foster, and Brown.
    3 credits
     
    EN 961 Film and Literature: Page and Screen
    This class explores film’s artistic and cultural descent from literature.
    3 credits
     
    EN 995 Seminar
    An exploration of the works of one or two major authors in depth.
    3 credits
     
    EN 997 Graduate Independent Study
    Guided exploration of a topic of interest to the student and a member of the English faculty.
    3 credits
     
    EN 998 Special Topics
    An exploration and consideration of a theme or topic of mutual interest to instructor and students.
    3 credits
     
    EN 999 Thesis Research & Writing
    Guided work relating to the student’s thesis.
    3 credits