English

ENGL 5302 (3-3-0) Introduction to Linguistics

(ENGL 4301, COMA 4302, MALA 5342)

An introduction to the core linguistic areas of morphology, phonology, pragmatics, semantics, syntax, and related topics – with an emphasis on syntax and its application in stylistic analysis. This 5000-level course is cross-listed with a 4000-level course and includes specific graduate course requirements which reflect appropriate deeper learning experiences and rigor in the higher-level course.

Requisites: None.

Offered:  Spring, Online.

ENGL 5319 Introduction to Literary Theory

(ENGL 4319)

This course is an introduction to major currents in contemporary literary theory and their practical application to the study of literature. Topics may include structuralism, New Criticism, deconstruction, psychoanalytic theory, gender theory, post-colonial theory, Marxist theory, and other relevant theoretical approaches to the study of literature. Emphasis is placed upon understanding the cultural relevance of literary theories and how Christians may use and respond to them in a Christ-like and redemptive manner. This 5000-level course is cross-listed with a 4000-level course and includes specific graduate course requirements which reflect appropriate deeper learning experiences and rigor in the higher-level course.

Requisites: ENG 1301/1401, 1302, and 2301 or 2302 or equivalent.

Offered:  Fall, Online. 

ENGL 5340 (3-3-0) Studies in Global Literature

(ENGL 4317)

A study of literature that has emerged outside the western tradition, allowing for an examination of the rich diversity that comes from literature from other cultures around the globe. The majority of texts will be from non-western regions. Students may  repeat the course for credit when content changes. This 5000-level course is cross-listed with a 4000-level course and includes specific graduate course requirements which reflect appropriate deeper learning experiences and rigor in the higher-level course.

Requisites: None.

Offered:  Spring.

ENGL 5341 (3-3-0) Modern Christian Authors

(ENGL 4314)

This course will acquaint students with one or more Modern Christian authors and their works. The students will be called upon to respond, in oral and written formats, to selected authors. May be repeated for credit when content changes. This 5000-level course is cross-listed with a 4000-level course and includes specific graduate course requirements which reflect appropriate deeper learning experiences and rigor in the higher-level course.

Requisites: None.

Offered:  Fall, even-numbered years. 

ENGL 5344 (3-3-0) Studies in Fiction

(ENGL 4309)

May concentrate upon a specific era or specific genre of novels or short stories. May be repeated for credit when the content changes. This 5000-level course is cross-listed with a 4000-level course and includes specific graduate course requirements which reflect appropriate deeper learning experiences and rigor in the higher-level course.

Requisites: None.

Offered:  Spring, even-number of years, Online. 

ENGL 5346 (3-3-0) Special Topics in English

(ENGL 4316)

Concentrates on specialized areas of literature. May be repeated for credit when content changes. Grade replacement for special topics courses may only be accomplished under special topics courses with the same topic and content. This 5000- level course is cross-listed with a 4000-level course and includes specific graduate course requirements which reflect appropriate deeper learning experiences and rigor in the higher-level course.

Requisites: None.

Offered:  Periodically.

ENGL 5347 (3-3-0) Studies in Drama

(ENGL 4303)

May concentrate upon a specific era or specific genre of drama. May be repeated for credit when the content changes. This 5000-level course is cross-listed with a 4000-level course and includes specific graduate course requirements which reflect appropriate deeper learning experiences and rigor in the higher-level course.

Requisites: None.

Offered:  Periodically. 

ENGL 5348 (3-3-0) Studies in Poetry

(ENGL 4311)

May concentrate upon a specific era or genre of poetry. May be repeated for credit when content changes. This 5000-level course is cross-listed with a 4000-level course and includes specific graduate course requirements which reflect appropriate deeper learning experiences and rigor in the higher-level course.

Requisites: None.

Offered:  Spring, odd-numbered years.

ENGL 5349 (3-3-0) Shakespeare

(ENGL 4312)

A study of representative histories, comedies, and tragedies by Shakespeare with attention to the sources and background of his plays, to the Elizabethan scene, and to the significance of his works. Emphasis is placed upon research in critical and background resources, culminating in writing based on this research. This 5000-level course is cross-listed with a 4000-level course and includes specific graduate course requirements which reflect appropriate deeper learning experiences and rigor in the higher-level course.

Requisites: None.

Offered:  Spring, even-numbered years.