Graduate Department of
College of Arts and Sciences
Chair and Robert O. Lawton Professor: Gary Taylor; Robert O. Lawton Professors: Stan Gontarski, David Kirby, Maxine Montgomery, Gary Taylor; Krafft Professors: Robert Olen Butler, A.E.B Coldiron; Bertram H. Davis Professor: Bruce Boehrer; Janet Burroway Professor: Mark Winegardner; Francis Cushing Ervin Professor: Aaron Jaffe; George Mills Harper Professor: Judith Pascoe; University Distinguished Writer and Professor: Diane Roberts; Professors: Bourus, Caputi, Edwards, Epstein, Faulk, Fleckenstein, Fumo, Goodman, Johnson, Kimbrell, McGregory, Stuckey-French, Suárez, Ward; Timothy Gannon Associate Professor: Alisha Gaines; Associate Professors: Domínguez Barajas, Graban, Horack, Kennedy, Kilgore, Lathan, Neal, Parker-Flynn, Stilling, Weise; Assistant Professors: Della Gatta, Eckert, Fiscus-Cannaday, Garcia, Howard, Mariano, Maurette, Ribó, Tran, Wilson; Distinguished University Scholar and Senior Lecturer: Barbara Hamby; Senior Lecturer: Shacochis; Associate Lecturers: Hand, Howell; Assistant Lecturers: Daniels, Franklin; Professors Emeriti: Berry, Bickley, Burke, Burroway, Crook, Fenstermaker, Lhamon, McElrath, O'Rourke, Ortiz-Taylor, Rowe, Walker, Yancey
The Department of English offers work leading to the Master of Arts (MA), Master of Fine Arts (MFA), and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees. Reflecting its transformation from the Florida State College for Women into a comprehensive research institution at the close of World War II, Florida State University offered its first MA in English in 1945 and its first PhD in 1955. In the subsequent years, hundreds of Florida State University English students have taken postgraduate degrees and have filled teaching, research, administrative and post-doctoral positions in colleges and universities across the nation. Our postgraduate students have also accepted positions of responsibility and leadership in publishing, consulting, the public sector, private foundations, journalism, and other areas of employment in which research skills, rigorous analysis, and good writing are valued. During a period of rapid transition and accelerated change in the fields of literary, rhetorical and cultural studies, as well as in creative arts, we retain our offerings in traditional historical periods, and are developing those in diverse world literatures, while also fully engaging with the spectrum of current theoretical approaches in literatures, media and creative arts. Florida State University is also widely recognized as a growing player in the fields of digital humanities and the History of Textual Technologies, and much of that initiative comes from faculty and graduate students in the department of English. Such efforts in contemporary and traditional graduate study are overseen by an internationally renowned faculty.
Trained at premier research institutions throughout North America and Europe, faculty members—including two Krafft Professors and three active Robert O. Lawton Professors—are award-winning teachers and internationally recognized scholars. Over twenty-five faculty members have won University-wide teaching awards and one has been designated a University Distinguished Teaching Professor. In addition to prize-winning original fiction, poetry, and essays, creative writing faculty also produce nationally acclaimed textbooks in both fiction and poetry that have an impact on writing students across the nation. Faculty research regularly appears in books published by distinguished university presses around the globe, as well as in the foremost professional journals, such as Publications of the Modern Language Association (PMLA), African-American Review (AAR), College Composition and Communication, College English, English Literary History (ELH), Review of English Studies (RES), Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States (MELUS), Digital Scholarship in the Humanities (DSH), American Literature (AL), English Literary Renaissance (ELR), Journal of English and Germanic Philology (JEGP), Modernism/modernity (M/m), Journal of Modern Literature (JML), Modern Drama (MD), Rhetorica, Rhetoric Society Quarterly, Shakespeare Survey, and Shakespeare Quarterly.
Candidates for the MA, MFA, and PhD degrees emphasize literature, media, and culture; creative writing; or rhetoric and composition, but the department offers coursework and degree options in a number of related fields such as popular culture, folklore, and critical theory. The English department is home to the History of Text Technologies, an innovative interdisciplinary program which combines studies in histories and theories of the book and of media cultures. Students can take the History of Text Technologies as an area of concentration for the MA and PhD.
For the MA degree, students elect literature, media, and culture or rhetoric and composition concentrations. Masters students in literature, media, and culture must defend a Capstone Masters Essay. Masters students in rhetoric and composition can either defend a thesis or submit and defend a portfolio. Master of Fine Arts students submit and defend a creative thesis. All PhD students satisfy requirements in literature, research methods, language study, and literary theory; students then take comprehensive preliminary examinations and present dissertations based on a set of major and minor areas described below. A special feature of the Florida State University program is that students may present a body of creative work for the dissertation.
The teaching apprenticeship program is a strong feature of the department's graduate program. Each year the department appoints a number of graduate teaching assistants (TAs) who normally teach two sections each semester, usually of composition (advanced graduate students in all fields also teach introductory literature and creative writing courses), in addition to enrolling in nine semester hours of coursework. Faculty supervisors support these teachers in their work. During the summer term preceding their appointment, new TAs participate in a teacher-training program for which they receive a modest stipend. Faculty specialists in rhetoric and composition conduct this program and train teachers not only for classroom instruction but also for tutorials and writing clinics in the department's Reading, Writing and Digital Studio (RWC-DS).
The department also publishes two literary magazines, The Kudzu Review and The Southeast Review, and faculty members regularly edit scholarly journals. Many students also gain journalistic experience by writing for the independent campus newspaper. The creative writing concentration program sponsors weekly literary readings through the Jerome Stern Distinguished Writers Series. Each year, the literature faculty sponsors the English Colloquium, which features lectures by Florida State University and invited lecturers who present their most recent scholarship. Graduate students offer their scholarly research at various university-sponsored colloquia.
Each year students in the department hold Legacy Fellowships, Dissertation Research Fellowships, Pridmore Fellowships in Literary History, and Kingsbury Writing Scholarships. In addition, minority students often hold the Leslie N. Wilson-Delores Auzenne Assistantship or McKnight Fellowships. The department annually recognizes students' outstanding achievements in both teaching and scholarship with the following awards and honors: the Bertram and Ruth Davis Award for Outstanding Graduate Career; the Robert O. Lawton Award for Excellence in Teaching First-Year Composition; the Fred L. Standley Award for Most Effective Teacher Among Graduate Assistants; the Marian C. Bashinski Award for Excellence in Teaching First-Year Composition; the Bryan Hall Award for Excellence in Teaching First-Year Composition; the Bertram and Ruth Davis Award for Outstanding Dissertation in English Literature, Criticism, Linguistics or Rhetoric; the J. Russell Reaver Award for Outstanding Dissertation in American Literature; the John Mackay Shaw Academy of American Poets Graduate Award; the Sassaman Graduate Creative Writing Award; the Sassaman Graduate Critical Award; the Edward H. and Marie C. Kingsbury Fellowship Award and the Adam Johnson Fellowship to support a creative writer's research project.
All MA/MFA admitted students begin coursework in Summer B (although self-paying students typically begin in the Fall). All PhD students begin coursework in the Fall. To be considered for admission, completed applications must be on file in the Department of English by the January deadline established on the English department Website.
Please review all college-wide degree requirements in the "College of Arts and Sciences" chapter of this Graduate Bulletin.
Master's Programs in English
Admission to the program is determined by a departmental committee and normally requires: 1) an undergraduate major in English, or its equivalent, ordinarily with an upper-level average of at least 3.0; 2) a statement of purpose; 3) three letters of recommendation assessing the applicant's potential to do master's level work in English; and 4) a writing sample. These are minimum criteria and meeting them does not guarantee admission.
A candidate for the Master of Arts (MA) in English may elect to emphasize literature, media, and culture, or rhetoric and composition. To ensure that students have ready assistance in shaping a program designed to meet their needs and in planning a course of study which will meet the requirements of their particular emphasis, all students are expected to consult their advisors every term. The Associate Chair of Graduate Studies (ACGS) in English will serve as advisor to all first-term master's candidates or until another advisor is chosen.
To complete the Master of Arts (MA) or Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in English, students must satisfy the following requirements:
- Earn thirty-three credit hours for the Master of Arts (MA) or forty-five credit hours for the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) with an overall GPA of 3.0 or better in approved courses, as described below, for each emphasis;
- Satisfy a foreign language reading requirement demonstrated by certification by the appropriate language department, or completion of twelve semester hours in a foreign language with an average grade of at least 3.0, or four years of a single language in high school. (MFA students are exempt from this requirement);
- Satisfactorily complete a final requirement as follows:
- Students emphasizing literature, media, and culture must satisfactorily complete and defend a Capstone Master's Essay;
- Students emphasizing rhetoric and composition must satisfactorily complete and defend a thesis or present and defend a portfolio;
- Students in the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree program must satisfactorily complete and defend a creative thesis.
At least twenty-seven semester hours for the Master of Arts (MA) or at least thirty-three for the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) must be taken on a letter-grade basis. With the permission of the ACGS, up to six elective hours may be taken in directed individual study (ENG 5906r). Of the courses with LAE prefixes (professional courses in college-level teaching), only LAE 5370 may be used to fulfill course requirements at the master's level; students in the rhetoric and composition track only can also count LAE 5946 toward the degree.
A student entering the program from another master's program may be permitted to transfer up to six semester hours of credit. When a student's background is deficient, the department may require additional work beyond the minimum requirement for the master's degree.
Master's Program in English with an Emphasis in Literature, Media, and Culture
Master's students who choose to emphasize literature, media, and culture will complete thirty-three semester hours of coursework, to include the following:
- ENG 5079 Issues in Literary and Cultural Studies;
- One course pre-1600;
- One course pre-1800;
- One additional course 1660–1900;
- One literature course whose chief organizing principle is the study of alterity, such as race, class, gender, sexual orientation, ability or ethnicity (in this one instance the course fulfilling this requirement may, as well, fulfill another);
- Eighteen additional hours of coursework, six of which may, with the permission of the ACGS in English, be outside the department.
As a final requirement, students emphasizing literature must enroll in ENG 5835 (Topics in Publishing: Professional Research and Writing) and complete and defend a Capstone Master's Essay.
Master's Program in English with an Emphasis in Rhetoric and Composition
Master's students who choose to emphasize rhetoric and composition will complete thirty-three semester hours of coursework, to include:
- At least twelve hours of coursework in rhetoric and composition, from the following: ENC 5700, 5720; ENG 5028; LAE 5370, 5946; and ENG 5933 or ENG 6939 when the topic is rhetoric and composition;
- Six hours of thesis credit;
- ENG 5079 Issues in Literary and Cultural Studies;
- Twelve additional hours of coursework.
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in English with an Emphasis in Creative Writing
Students who wish to obtain the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Creative Writing must complete forty-five semester hours of coursework, to include:
- Twenty-one to twenty-four semester hours of work in writing, of which:
- Twelve to fifteen semester hours will be taken in any combination of the following courses, provided at least two of the courses are taken: Fiction Workshop, Poetry Workshop, Drama Workshop, Article and Essay Workshop (the four workshops in writing may be repeated for credit), or Writing Seminar;
- Nine to twelve semester hours will be devoted to writing a creative thesis;
- Twenty-one to twenty-four semester hours in literature and related courses, including ENG 5079, Issues in Literary and Cultural Studies.
Doctoral (PhD) Program in English
Admission to the program is determined by a departmental committee and normally requires: 1) a master's degree in English, or its equivalent, from an accredited college or university, with a GPA of at least 3.5; 2) a statement of purpose; 3) three or more letters of recommendation assessing the applicants potential to do doctoral work in English; and 4) a writing sample. These are minimum criteria, and meeting them does not guarantee admission.
In order to obtain the doctoral degree, students must successfully complete at least twenty-seven semester hours, excluding dissertation credit, beyond the MA degree with an overall GPA of 3.5 or better; pass the preliminary examination formally admitting them to candidacy for the doctorate; submit and obtain approval for a prospectus; and write and successfully defend a doctoral dissertation (at least twenty-four semester hours). Although all PhD students must take a minimum of twenty-seven hours of coursework beyond the MA, any or all of the specific course requirements listed below may be waived, based on an evaluation of MA coursework. The following are the specific course requirements for the English doctoral degree:
- Satisfaction of the MA distribution and language requirements listed above.
- Eighteen (total) hours in an area of concentration (nine hours for those delivering a creative dissertation) chosen from the approved list of eligible concentrations or another area approved by the ACGS and the Graduate Committee, in preparation for the PhD preliminary exam in the major field. Students can bring forward a maximum of nine hours from the master's level towards the eighteen-hour PhD concentration requirement. Individual caucuses comprised of faculty specializing in the area will detail subdivisions to Areas of Concentration. Individual Areas of Concentration may involve additional requirements in that area. Faculty in the Area of Concentration will set these requirements. Students must fulfill the requirements of the Area of Concentration before they can sit for a preliminary major exam drawn from that area.
- Some additional coursework in a minor area of concentration also chosen from the approved list of concentrations. The student will take the third day of their preliminary exams in this minor area.
- Twenty-four hours of dissertation credit (ENG 6980r). Teaching assistants must take LAE 5370 or ENC 5700. All PhD students must fulfill the university residency requirement. Details on this requirement can be found in the graduate edition of the Bulletin, under "Residency Requirement."
Each student must form a supervisory committee consisting of a major professor, at least two other members of the Department of English, and a tenured University representative from a department other than English. All committee members must have Graduate Faculty Status (GFS). In order to be admitted to formal candidacy for the doctorate, the student must pass a preliminary examination at least six months prior to the granting of the degree. The preliminary examination consists of: 1) a twelve-hour written examination (eight hours on the major area of concentration, four hours on the minor area of concentration) normally given over three days; and 2) a one- to two-hour oral examination administered by the student's supervisory committee, normally one to three weeks following the written examination.
Acceptable areas of concentration for the preliminary examination are: 1) Medieval and Early Modern British Literary and Cultural Studies (through 1660); 2) British and Irish Literary and Cultural Studies: 1660–1900; 3) Post 1900 Literary and Cultural Studies (American, British, Irish); 4) American Literary and Cultural Studies to 1900; 5) African-American Literary and Cultural Studies; 6) Feminism, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; 7) History of Text Technologies; 8) Colonial, Postcolonial, and Transnational Literary and Cultural Studies; 9) A Literary Genre; 10) Rhetoric and Composition. Major and minor areas will be chosen in consultation with the major professor; subject matter of the exam will be determined in consultation with the entire committee. The reading list as representative of the field of knowledge of the major area should be substantially distinct from that of the minor area. That is, the minor field should be intellectually, pedagogically, and demonstrably distinct from the major area.
The semester after passing the preliminary examination, the candidate is required to submit to the supervisory committee a prospectus for the dissertation. Once the prospectus is approved, the candidate writes the dissertation, working in close consultation with the major professor. The dissertation may be either: 1) an extended essay; 2) three or more essays, normally related by subject; or 3) an extended original work in fiction, poetry, or nonfiction. The defense of the dissertation is based on the basis of a complete draft rather than on the final copy of the dissertation, and is held at least one month prior to the date on which the degree is to be conferred. A grade of PASS for the defense of the dissertation requires the unanimous approval of the examining committee. Dissertation defenses will normally not be scheduled during the summer term or during final examination week.
Certificate in Publishing and Editing
The Department of English offers a certificate program in publishing and editing for graduate students interested in developing credentials and career experience in these fields. To qualify for the certificate, students must complete twelve credits, as described below:
Required core course (three hours): ENG 5801, Introduction to the History of Text Technologies
Three to six semester hours in additional academic courses, such as:
ENC 5216 Introduction to Editing and Publishing (3)
ENG 5933r Topics in English (Topics in/Theories of Publishing) (1–3)
ENG 6939r Seminar in English (Seminar in Publishing) (3)
HUM 6939r Seminar Topics (Seminar in Publishing) (3)
Three to nine semester hours in practicum courses:
ENC 5217r Topics in Editing (3–6)
ENC 5945r Internship in Editing (1–6)
ENG 5801 (3) may count toward both the Certificate and the curricular requirements of a graduate degree program. Nine credit hours of Certificate credit must be taken above and beyond the curricular requirements of a graduate degree and may not count doubly toward the Certificate and a graduate degree.
For further details, contact the ACGS in English or see the English department Website: https://english.fsu.edu/programs/graduate-certificate-publishing-and-editing
Definition of Prefixes
LAE—Language Arts and English Education
AML 5017r. Studies in U.S. Literature to 1875 (3). This course takes various approaches to the study of U.S. literature from the colonial period to 1875. May be repeated within the same term to a maximum of twelve semester hours as topics vary.
AML 5027r. Studies in U.S. Literature Since 1875 (3). This course takes various approaches to the study of U.S. literature from 1875 to the present. May be repeated within the same term to a maximum of twelve semester hours as topics vary.
AML 5267r. Studies in Literature of the American South (3). This course takes various approaches to the study of American southern literature from the colonial period to the present. May be repeated within the same term to a maximum of twelve semester hours as topics vary.
AML 5296r. Studies in Multi-Ethnic Literature (3). This course offers an intensive study of a particular ethnicity, period, or topic in ethnic literature of the U.S. May be repeated within the same term to a maximum of twelve semester hours as topics vary.
AML 5608r. Studies in the African-American Literary Tradition (3). This course offers a study of the literary works of African-American writers. May be repeated within the same term to a maximum of twelve semester hours as topics vary.
AML 5637r. Studies in Latino/a Literature in English (3). This course covers various approaches to the study of Latino/a literature, including the work of Mexican-Americans (Chicano/a), Puerto Rican-Americans, and Cuban-Americans. May be repeated within the same term to a maximum of twelve semester hours as topics vary.
CRW 5130r. Fiction Workshop (3). Prerequisite: Instructor permission. This workshop emphasizes the development of the craft of fiction writing. Students are expected to work toward publication. May be repeated with instructor permission to a maximum twenty-seven semester hours.
CRW 5331r. Poetry Workshop (3). Prerequisite: Instructor permission. This course allows students to write and revise poetry. Students are expected to work toward publication. May be repeated with instructor permission to a maximum of twenty-seven semester hours.
CRW 5430r. Drama Workshop (3). Prerequisite: Instructor permission. In this course, students will work on writing and revising plays of varying length. Students are expected to work toward publication. May be repeated with instructor permission to a maximum of twenty-seven semester hours.
ENC 5216. Introduction to Editing and Publishing (3). This course serves as an introduction to book and magazine editing and publishing.
ENC 5217r. Topics in Editing (3–6). (S/U grade only). This course offers instruction in the practical aspects of editing such as line editing, copy editing, and design. May be repeated within the same term to a maximum of twelve semester hours.
ENC 5317r. Article and Essay Workshop (3). This course is for students working toward publication of expository writing. Course is structured with writer-editor relationship between student and instructor. May be repeated with instructor permission to a maximum of twenty-seven semester hours.
ENC 5421. Digital Revolution and Convergence Culture (3). This course first explores what difference technologies, especially digital technology, make in the ways that we create, compose, and make knowledgeable and in how it is sanctioned and shared. This course then explores what the changes related to digital technology mean for those who teach literacy and composing.
ENC 5700. Theories of Composition (3). This course is a detailed investigation of topics in the teaching of college composition. The course examines major theories about various aspects of composition, including the composing process, invention, style, writing assessment, and historical studies.
ENC 5720. Research Methods in Rhetoric and Composition (3). This course is an introduction to research design and practice, the evaluation of research studies, and bibliographic resources for conducting research in rhetoric and composition.
END 5735. Visual Rhetoric (3). This course begins with the assumption that visual language is one of many available means of persuasion that neither displace nor function in isolation from other modes of communication. This course explores attempts to define and classify visual rhetoric and visual argument in order to get a sense of the depth and breadth of current scholarship as well as multi-disciplinary perspectives that influence our thinking about the visual.
ENC 5945r. Internship in Editing (1–6). (S/U grade only). This course offers practical experience in editing and professional writing. May be repeated to a maximum of six semester hours.
ENG 5009. Introduction to Advanced Studies in English (3). This course introduces basic concepts and methods of advanced literary study.
ENG 5028. Rhetorical Theory and Practice (3). This course is a close study of classical and contemporary theory and its applicability to writing and teaching.
ENG 5049r. Studies in Critical Theory (3). This course covers various approaches to the study of literary criticism and theory. May be repeated to a maximum of twelve semester hours as topics vary.
ENG 5053. Studies in Textual Reception (3). This course provides an introduction to topics in the history and theory of the reception of texts. Within the "sociology of text", reception is perhaps the end point to the cycle that begins with the production of texts. This course introduces students to topics in the study of the reception of texts, such as reading as a material practice, the phenomenology of reading, the study of specific geographic or historic reading communities, as well as case studies in the reception histories of particular authors, texts, and genres.
ENG 5068r. Studies in Language and Linguistics (3). This course focuses on various approaches to language study covering such topics as the evolution of the English language and questions of language acquisition, dialects, and grammar. May be repeated a maximum of twelve semester hours.
ENG 5079. Issues in Literary and Cultural Studies (3). This course provides an overview of the fundamental questions, topics, and problems that organize contemporary practice in literary and cultural studies.
ENG 5138r. Studies in Film (3). This course discusses various approaches to the study of film, including but not limited to filmic genres, and other issues in film theory and criticism. May be repeated to a maximum of twelve semester hours.
ENG 5801. Introduction to the History of Text Technologies (3). This course provides an overview of the complex interactions between literary culture and the changing, overlapping, frustrating, and inspiring media technologies that have shaped the way we produce, transmit, transform, receive, and interpret creative representations of human experience. Beginning with the two opposed categories of the ephemeral and the monumental, it describes and analyzes the historical evolution of technologies from manuscript to digital multimedia, using a combination of case studies, hands-on experience, and sampling from the most influential theoretical formulations of the field.
ENG 5805. Studies in Textual Production (3). This course introduces students to the materials and mechanics of text in its history or production. Particular topics vary, but each course taught under this number takes the phenomenon of textual production as its core, which might be inscription on stone, or chirographic text, or the evolution of print, or visual and verbal text, or the development of digital media. Students learn to describe and analyze the key historical causes, effects, and attributes of particular materials and forms of textual production; to assess the reasons behind the development of the particular physical attributes of any medium; and to use the critical vocabulary of the broader field.
ENG 5807. Studies in Textual Transformation (3). This course introduces theories and case studies in the history of textual transformations. Course topics vary, but each course taught under this number takes as its central focus the phenomena of major textual transformations. Examples may include the transformation of texts from script to print or from foliated to digital forms; or textual issues related to translation; cultural and historical changes that both permit and follow from major textual shifts; the reception problems involved in the textual transformations of particular authors' works or particular genres of literature. The course attends to specific technical mechanisms of textual transformation and to their broadest literary-cultural effects.
ENG 5835r. Topics in Publishing (3–6). This course offers instruction in the specific phases of the history and methods of publishing in academic journals. May be repeated to a maximum of six semester hours.
ENG 5846. Theories of Difference in Rhetoric and Composition (3). This course familiarizes graduate students with concepts on how race, class, gender, ability, sexual orientation, and/or ethnicity have been theorized and how those theories are put into practice. Students survey a variety of forms such efforts have taken, including how rhetoric and composition studies as a field assembles evidence, argue claims, and constructs theories and histories. Students assess the implications of current theories for research, teaching and learning in academic and community-based contexts.
ENG 5906r. Directed Individual Study (1–3). (S/U grade only). Topic to be approved by the Director of Graduate Studies. May be repeated to a maximum of twenty-four semester hours.
ENG 5933r. Topics in English (1–3). Topics vary. May be repeated to a maximum of twenty-four semester hours.
ENG 5935r. Speakers in English Studies (1–3). (S/U grade only). This course is required of all graduate students in English throughout their residence. May be repeated to a maximum of twenty-four semester hours.
ENG 5971r. Thesis (1–6). (S/U grade only). Six semester hours of credit required.
ENG 5998r. Tutorial in English (1–3). (S/U grade only). Prerequisite: Instructor permission. This course entails intensive work by one to four graduate students devoted to a specific topic or research problem in English studies. May be repeated when topics vary, to a maximum of six semester hours.
ENG 6907r. Directed Readings (1–12). (S/U grade only). May be repeated to a maximum of twelve semester hours.
ENG 6939r. Seminar in English (3). Topics vary. May be repeated to a maximum of twenty-four semester hours.
ENG 6980r. Dissertation (1–12). (S/U grade only).
ENG 8964r. Preliminary Doctoral Examination (0). (P/F grade only.)
ENG 8966r. Master's Comprehensive Examination (0). (P/F grade only.)
ENG 8976r. Master's Thesis Defense (0). (P/F grade only.)
ENG 8985r. Dissertation Defense (0). (P/F grade only.)
ENL 5206r. Studies in Old English Language and Literature (3). This course explores various approaches to the study of Old English literature. May emphasize developing a reading knowledge of Old English with an understanding of its phonology, morphology and syntax. May focus upon literary texts. Literature course requires a working knowledge of Old English language. May be repeated to a maximum of twelve semester hours as topics vary.
ENL 5216r. Studies in Middle English Language and Literature (3). This course explores various approaches to the study of the languages and literary texts from the twelfth to the fourteenth century. May be repeated to a maximum of twelve semester hours as topics vary.
ENL 5227r. Studies in Renaissance Literature (3). This course covers various approaches to the study of British works and authors from 1500 to 1660, including but not limited to poetry, prose, and drama. May be repeated to a maximum of twelve semester hours as topics vary.
ENL 5236r. Studies in Restoration and 18th-Century British Literature (3). This course explores various approaches to the study of British works and authors from 1660 to 1800, including but not limited to poetry, prose, and drama. May be repeated to a maximum of twelve semester hours as topics vary.
ENL 5246r. Studies in British Romantic Literature (3). This course explores various approaches to the study of British romantic poetry and prose from 1785 to 1832. May be repeated to a maximum of twelve semester hours as topics vary.
ENL 5256r. Studies in Victorian Literature (3). This course explores various approaches to the study of Victorian literature from 1830 to 1900. May be repeated to a maximum of twelve semester hours as topics vary.
ENL 5276r. Studies in 20th-Century British Literature (3). This course explores various approaches to the study of British literature since 1900. May be repeated to a maximum of twelve semester hours as topics may vary.
LAE 5370. Teaching English in College (3).
LAE 5946. Teaching English as a Guided Study (3).
LAE 5948r. Supervised Teaching (0–5). (S/U grade only). May be repeated to a maximum of five semester hours.
LIT 5017r. Studies in Fiction (3). This course covers various approaches to the study of prose fiction, including but not limited to American, British, and European authors. May be repeated to a maximum of twelve semester hours as topics vary.
LIT 5038r. Studies in Poetry (3). This course covers various approaches to the study of poetry and poets. May be repeated to a maximum of twelve semester hours as topics vary.
LIT 5047r. Studies in Drama (3). This course utilizes various approaches to the study of drama and dramatists. May be repeated to a maximum of twelve semester hours as topics vary.
LIT 5186r. Studies in Irish and/or Scottish Literature (3). This course covers various approaches to the study of Irish and/or Scottish literature and culture. May be repeated to a maximum of twelve semester hours as topics vary.
LIT 5235r. Studies in Post-Colonial Literature in English (3). This course covers various approaches to the study of English-language literature from "Third World" countries that were former British colonies in Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean. May be repeated to a maximum of twelve semester hours as topics vary.
LIT 5309r. Studies in Popular Culture (3). This course covers various approaches to the study of popular culture, its intellectual history and forms, and its influence on literature. May be repeated to a maximum of twelve semester hours as topics vary.
LIT 5327r. Studies in Folklore (3). This course covers various approaches to the study of traditional lore, including myth, legend, tale, song, ballad, beliefs, and customs. May be repeated to a maximum of twelve semester hours as topics vary.
LIT 5388r. Studies in Women's Writing (3). This course covers various approaches to the study of women's writing and women writers. May be repeated to a maximum of twelve semester hours as topics vary.
LIT 5517r. Studies in Gender in Literature (3). This course covers various approaches to the study of masculinity, femininity, and sexual identity in literary and cultural texts. May be repeated to a maximum of twelve semester hours as topics vary.