ENGLISH 5000 3 credits Technical Writing
Technical description and explanation, job applications, business correspondence, and reports suited to one’s major (e.g., a criminal or safety investigation, feasibility study, or grant proposal); oral presentations; technical editing. Emphasis on clarity, conciseness, precision, and effective communication with lay audiences and management. P: ENGLISH 1130 and 1230. Every F and S.
ENGLISH 5030 3 credits The Teaching of Composition
Rhetorical principles and approaches to composition; includes practice in writing and evaluating composition with emphasis on practical ways to teach writing in elementary, middle, and high school. One hour of classroom participation at a local school is required. P: ENGLISH 1130 and ENGLISH 1230. Every F.
ENGLISH 5120 3 credits Seminar in Creative Writing
Continuation of ENGLISH 2120 with emphasis on creating a unified work of fiction, poetry, drama, or screenwriting. This course can be repeated for credit. P: ENGLISH 1130 and 1230. Every S.
ENGLISH 5130 3 credits The English Novel Through the Romantic Movement
The development of the British novel through the Romantic movement, including such writers as Defoe, Richardson, Fielding, Sterne, Smollett, Austen, and the Brontes. P: ENGLISH 1130 and 1230. Alternate F.
ENGLISH 5140 3 credits Poetry Writing
An exploration of the various elements and techniques involved in the craft and art of writing poems. The course will focus primarily on writing workshops in which students and faculty learn to critique one another’s work, but will also include in-class writing activities and class discussions of assigned readings. Students will read, discuss, and analyze a range of poetry from traditional to contemporary poets. P: ENGLISH 1130 and 1230. Alternate F.
ENGLISH 5230 3 credits The English Novel and Short Story Since the Romantic Movement
The novel and the short story in Britain from Dickens to the present, including such writers as Dickens, Thackeray, Meredith, Eliot, Hardy, Trollope, Conrad, Galsworthy, Joyce, Mansfield, Woolf, Lawrence, Huxley, Maugham, Forster and Greene. P: ENGLISH 1130 and 1230. Alternate S.
ENGLISH 5240 3 credits Advanced Writing
An advanced writing course concentrating on rhetorical and research strategies, prose styles, and their practical application to understanding and evaluating current and traditional essays as well as contemporary media such as film, television, and advertising. P: ENGLISH 1130 and 1230. Every S.
ENGLISH 5250 3 credits Sociolinguistics
Introduction to problems of language, pedagogy, and cultural political relevant for English education. Discusses linguistic theories informing language pedagogy, biological basis of language acquisition, different models of language learning, American dialects, language and gender, language disorders, and systems of literacy. P: ENGLISH 1130 and 1230. Alternate S.
ENGLISH 5260 3 credits Language and Culture
Examines the theoretical and practical relationship between language and selected social and cultural aspects of human life. Discusses contiguities of linguistic and cultural practices; examines how particular language practices create and maintain social structures, and how discourse reflects social structures and cultural values. P: ENGLISH 1130 and 1230. Alternate F.
ENGLISH 5330 3 credits English Drama
Drama in Great Britain (exclusive of Shakespeare) from its beginning to the present, including such figures as Marlowe, Jonson, Beaumont, Fletcher, Webster, Dryden, Congreve, Sheridan, Shaw, O’Casey, Eliot, Osborne and Pinter. P: ENGLISH 1130 and 1230. Alternate F.
ENGLISH 5360 3 credits Magazine Writing and Editing
An advanced writing and editing course concentrating on planning, creating, and evaluating written copy for print and on-line magazines. Emphasizes both preparing the student’s work for trade publications, and studying and practicing the processes of those publications. P: ENGLISH 1130 and 1230. Every F.
ENGLISH 5410 3 credits Chicano Literature
An examination of representative texts from various Chicana/Chicano writers, covering a range of genres and generations. There will be an emphasis on the relationship between literary production and historical context, in particular, the involvement of the writers in the social and political conflicts affecting the Chicano community. P: ENGLISH 1130 and 1230. Experience writing analytical papers is necessary. Every S.
ENGLISH 5430 3 credits Development of the American Novel
The evolution of the American novel from its beginnings to the present, including such authors as Hawthorne, Melville, James, Chopin, Faulkner, Hemingway, and Morrison. P: ENGLISH 1130 and 1230. Alternate F.
ENGLISH 5530 3 credits Modern American Drama
American plays from World War I to the present, including such playwrights as O’Neill, Rice, Wilder, Hellman, Williams, Miller, Albee, Wilson, Hansberry, and Henley. P: ENGLISH 1130 and 1230. Alternate F.
ENGLISH 5630 3 credits Mark Twain and American Humor
The structure and literary art of American humor as exemplified by Mark Twain and other writers, including Artemus Ward, Finley Peter Dunne, Ring Lardner, Kurt Vonnegut, Woody Allen, and James Thurber. P: ENGLISH 1130 and 1230. Alternate S.
ENGLISH 5730 3 credits Black Literature in America
A survey of African-American literature beginning in the antebellum period and continuing to the present, including oral forms (folk tales and spirituals), novels, poetry, drama, autobiography, and other selected nonfiction. P: ENGLISH 1130 and 1230. Every S.
ENGLISH 5740 3 credits Asian American Literature
A survey of Asian-American literature beginning in the early 1900s and continuing to present times. Includes works of fiction, autobiography, poetry, and drama. Focuses on writers from different literary and oral traditions including (but not limited to) Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, Thai, Hmong, Vietnamese, and Indian, and examines the impact of family, culture, and gender both within these traditions and between a particular tradition and U.S. popular culture. P: ENGLISH 1130 and 1230. Every F.
ENGLISH 5750 3 credits American Literature of Ethnicity and Immigration
An examination of literature from a variety of U.S. “racial” and “ethnic” groups, including African-, Italian-, Mexican-, Jewish-, Asian-, and Native-American. Emphasis will be placed on the meanings of “race” and “ethnicity”, the effects of immigration, and the impact of gender in this literature. P: ENGLISH 1130 and 1230. Every F.
ENGLISH 5760 3 credits Wisconsin Indian Literature
An exploration of Wisconsin Indian literatures from the oral tradition to the present; texts studied will include epics, legends, poetry, novels, and selected nonfiction, including such writers as Mountain Wolf Woman, Louise Erdrich, and Susan Power. P: ENGLISH 1130 and 1230. Every S.
ENGLISH 5810 3 credits The Modern Short Story
The development of the short story as a modern literary genre. P: ENGLISH 1130 and 1230. Alternate F.
ENGLISH 5820 3 credits Modern Poetry
A study of poetry written since World War I, including such poets as Pound, Eliot, Lorca, Yeats, Rilke, Frost, Williams, and Thomas. P: ENGLISH 1130 and 1230. Alternate S.
ENGLISH 5830 3 credits The World Novel
A careful study of selected novels exclusive of English and American. Content and focus may vary in different semesters and may include such writers as Dostoyevsky, Flaubert, Mann, Kafka, Cortazar, Achebe, Lagerkvist, Dinesen, and Kawabata. P: ENGLISH 1130 and 1230. Alternate S.
ENGLISH 5890 3 credits Film and Literature
Film adaptations of representative fictional texts, such as historical romances, gothic novels, short stories, and plays, will be viewed, as students read the original texts on which they are based. A study will be made of the connection between literature and film, or the translation of words into sound, pictures, and dialogue. Some theory of film will also be introduced. The ultimate goal of the course will be to arrive at a method of critically viewing films and of critically reading literature, through an examination of the same story as it is told through different media. P: ENGLISH 1130 and 1230. Alternate F.
ENGLISH 5930 3 credits Literature for Young Adults
An analysis of selected novels, plays, and poetry especially suitable for adults of middle and high school age with an emphasis on approaches and methods for teaching literature. P: ENGLISH 1130 and 1230. Every S.
ENGLISH 5940 3 credits Grammar in Context
Attention given to both traditional and modern (functional) grammar, including the parts of speech, phrases, clauses, sentence patterns, and their combinations into a variety of sentence types and paragraph patterns. Practical application of grammatical concepts in a writing- and reading-intensive environment, with attention to the logic of punctuation and conventional mechanics. P: ENGLISH 1130 and 1230., post-freshman competence in writing and research. Every F.
ENGLISH 5950 3 credits Writing for Performance
This course focuses on producing written work that might reasonably be performed in front of an audience rather than merely read. May include plays, monologues, dialogues, comic routines, performance art scripts, and dramatic lyrics. P: ENGLISH 1130 and 1230. Every S.
ENGLISH 5990 3 credits Topics in Language, Literature, or Writing
A critical examination of one area of language, literature or writing. The themes vary; therefore, this course may be taken more than once for credit, provided the content is different each time. P: ENGLISH 1130 and 1230. Offered occasionally.
ENGLISH 6020 3 credits History and Theory of Rhetoric
(Offered under ENGLISH 6020 and SPEECH 6020). This course is designed for students who will use and/or teach rhetorical strategies and structures in the professional world. From speech and communication theory to the teaching of critical and interpretational writing and reading, the study of rhetoric’s place in the history of ideas will help students to understand the place and power of language in the university and the professional work place. P: ENGLISH 1130 and ENGLISH 1230. Offered occasionally.
ENGLISH 6030 3 credits Major English Writers
An intensive study of selected major English writers including Chaucer and Milton. P: ENGLISH 1130 and ENGLISH 1230. Alternate F.
ENGLISH 6080 3 credits Medieval Lyric Poetry
The course emphasizes reading the original language, analyzing the contents, and writing interpretations of Middle English lyrics. Topics include nature, love and sex, humor, festivals, religion, and death. Latin, troubadour, Celtic, and Anglo-Norman poetry (in translation) will provide a context for the Middle English works. Some attention will be given to published criticism of selected poems. P: ENGLISH 1130 and 1230. Alternate S.
ENGLISH 6300 3 credits English Renaissance Poetry and Prose
An intensive look at the poetry and prose of this period providing students with a greater appreciation of and a method for studying this literature. This course will introduce students to a number of important literary genres, including the pastoral, the elegy, the sonnet, Ovidian poetry, travel literature, and the epic; the intellectual thought underlying much of this work (e.g., issues of the Reformation, Neo-Platonism, Humanism, Machiavellianism); and the influence of classical and continental literature. P: ENGLISH 1130 and 1230. Alternate F.
ENGLISH 6330 3 credits Shakespeare
A study of Shakespeare’s plays, with representative selections from the histories, the tragedies, and both the early and late comedies. P: ENGLISH 1130 and 1230. Every S.
ENGLISH 6430 3 credits Major American Writers
An intensive study of selected major American writers. P: ENGLISH 1130 and 1230. Alternate S.
ENGLISH 6500 3 credits Women and Mythology: Goddess, Witch, Sibyl
This course takes a comparative and interdisciplinary approach to numinous images of the feminine as they appear internationally. By exploring pre-historical, historical, and contemporary manifestations of goddess-centered mythology and religious practices around the world, students will broaden their understanding of women’s contributions to the literary and spiritual traditions of many cultures. P: ENGLISH 1130 and 1230. Alternate F.
ENGLISH 6530 3 credits Literature and the Critic
An examination and evaluation of theories of literature and the role of the artist in society from Plato to the present, including such writers as Plato, Aristotle, Longinus, Sidney, Lessing, Schlegel, Arnold, Sainte-Beuve, Eliot, Richards, Frye and Bush. P: ENGLISH 1130 and 1230. Alternate F.
ENGLISH 6620 3 credits History of the English Language
Beginning with the relationship between the Indo-European languages, this course traces the origins of writing and the historical development of English grammar, vocabulary, and sound systems from Old to Modern English, including American and Colonial. It surveys language change within its historical, political, cultural, and technological contexts, including how these forces may shape our language’s future. P: ENGLISH 1130 and 1230. Alternate S.
ENGLISH 6670 3 credits Methods of Teaching English as a Second or Other Language (TESL) and Theories of Second Language Acquisition
Examines the characteristics of second language acquisition and how they influence the effectiveness of different methods of teaching English as a Second Language. Includes teacher/learner characteristics and strategies, teaching varieties of language, review of methodologies, communicative competence, and syllabus design. P: ENGLISH 1130 and 1230. Offered occasionally.
ENGLISH 6730 3 credits Teaching of English in the Middle and Secondary Schools
Approaches, methods, and materials for teaching English and language arts in the middle and high school. Does not count toward the English major or minor. Should be taken simultaneously with TEACHING 4110 or TEACHING 4210. P: ENGLISH 1130 and 1230. Every S.
ENGLISH 6740 3 credits Practicum in Teaching English as a Second or Other Language
Observing teachers and students in TESL settings, participating in TESL teaching and tutoring activities including lesson preparation, and evaluating the teaching/learning experiences. P: or C: ENGLISH 4670.
ENGLISH 7910 1-4 credits Independent Study in English
The amount of graduate credit allowed for independent study may not exceed a total of four credits except with the special permission of the student’s advisor and the graduate dean. Approval must be secured before independent study courses are begun. Students registering for independent study must submit at or before registration a description signed by the instructor conducting the independent study of the subject to be covered. Independent study may not be used for collecting information for the seminar paper.
ENGLISH 7920 0-2 credits Seminar Paper Research
ENGLISH 7990 3-6 credits Thesis Research