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Language & Composition

Foundation Courses

6 credits, as follows:

  • EN 501 Building Textual Interpretation
  • EN 502 Engaging Critical Theory

Program Courses – Language and Composition

12 credits, chosen from the following:

  • ED 561 Teaching Language Pragmatics
  • EN 550 General Linguistics
  • EN 551 Composition: Theory and Practice
  • EN 552 Applied Phonology
  • EN 554 Applied Grammar: Syntactic Structures
  • EN 558 The History of the English Language
  • EN 559 Studies in Creative Writing
  • EN 561 Topics in College Composition
  • EN 571 Technology for College Literature and Writing
  • EN 580 Independent Study
  • HUM 524 Myth, Symbol, and Language

Program Courses – Literature

6-9 credits, chosen from the following:

  • EN 522 Out of the ’30s
  • EN 527 Dante’s Florence and The Divine Comedy
  • EN 533 Shakespeare: Text and Performance
  • EN 542 Origins of the ‘Novel’: Text, Context, Critique
  • EN 545 Social Upheaval and Dramatic Structure
  • EN 549 Topics in Counter-Cultural Literary Movements
  • EN 572 The Canterbury Tales and the Late Medieval World
  • EN 576 Literary Proponents of Culture in the 19th and 20th Century
  • EN 580 Independent Study
  • EN 590 Major Author(s)
  • HUM 524 Myth, Symbol, and Language
  • HUM 525 King Arthur and Camelot: Interdisciplinary Perspectives
  • HUM 528 Visions of Freedom in the Modern World
  • HUM 560 Lies and Secrets
  • HUM 574 Gender, Race, and Empire

Program Courses – Related Electives

3-6 credits, chosen from the following:

  • FA 502 Theories and Methods of Art History
  • FA 585 Art and Culture in Early Modern Northern Europe
  • HI 503 Foundations of Historical Thought
  • HI 550 The Intellectual History of the American Revolution
  • HUM 524 Myth, Symbol, and Language
  • HUM 525 King Arthur and Camelot: Interdisciplinary Perspectives
  • HUM 528 Visions of Freedom in the Modern World
  • HUM 560 Lies and Secrets
  • HUM 574 Gender, Race, and Empire
  • HUM 599 Independent Study
  • ID 554 Historic Preservation Seminar
  • IT 502 Creating Websites
  • IT 550 Ethics, Law, and Policy in the Information Age
  • MGT 537 Nonprofit Management
  • PH 504 Philosophy and the Humanities
  • TRS 565 Violence, Peacemaking, and Religion

Capstone Course

3 credits, chosen from the following:

  • EN 690 Practicum
  • ​EN 695 Master’s Project

Students in this track may wish to supplement their studies by completing the certificate in Teaching English at the Community College.

Graduate Program in English & Humanities / Dr. David Brown, Director

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