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Course Code
ENGL 356  Credits
Title African American Literature 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description The focus of the course is the African-American literary tradition. This survey course covers African-American writing from slave narratives to the present. Because of the historical sweep of the course, students will read broadly, rather than intensively--with any one writer. Students will also be instructed in the historical background for the writings. 



Course Code
ENGL 357  Credits
Title New Media and the CA/L Classroom  
Prerequisite ENGL 101 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description This hands-on course explores a variety of educational programs that will teach pre-service CA/L teachers how to design and deliver lessons using technology, monitor student work using current computer programs, and interact with students in real time using digital devices. The course also teaches media literacy: evaluating and understanding the complex messages delivered via television, radio, Internet, newspapers, magazines, books, billboards, video games, music, and other forms of media. 



Course Code
ENGL 365  Credits
Title Language and Learning 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description An interdisciplinary approach to theories of language development, and language as a mode of learning. 



Course Code
ENGL 371  Credits
Title Survey of American Literature I 
Prerequisite ENGL 300 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Historical and critical study of authors, genres, and literary movements from early American writings through American Romanticism. Authors may include William Bradford, John Winthrop, Anne Bradstreet, Benjamin Franklin, Phillis Wheatley, Washington Irving, James Fenimore Cooper, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Margaret Fuller, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry David Thoreau, Herman Melville, Edgar Allan Poe, Frederick Douglass, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Walt Whitman, and Emily Dickinson. 



Course Code
ENGL 372  Credits
Title Survey of American Literature II 
Prerequisite ENGL 300 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Historical and critical study of authors, genres, and literary movements from 19th Century American Realism, Naturalism, Modernism, Post-Modernism to the present. Authors may include Henry James, Kate Chopin, Theodore Dreiser, Edith Wharton, Robert Frost, T.S. Eliot, William Carlos Williams, Wallace Stevens, Willa Cather, Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, William Faulkner, W.E.B. DuBois, Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, Ralph Ellison, Audust Wilson, Toni Morrison, Maxine Hong Kingston, and Louise Erdrich. 



Course Code
ENGL 374  Credits
Title Theory & Methods: Writing Grades 5-12 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Principles of clear and effective writing, elements of the writing process, research and methods in teaching, responding to, and evaluating writing. 



Course Code
ENGL 380  Credits
Title World Literature 
Lasc Area Goal 8  
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Study of selected world masterpieces grouped by theme or genre. MnTC Goal 8. 



Course Code
ENGL 381  Credits
Title World Religion and Literature 
Lasc Area
  • Goal 6
  • Goal 8
 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Writing Intensive Yes  
Description An introduction to the academic study of sacred scriptures and contemporary fiction from Hindu, Buddhist, Jewish, Christian, and Islamic traditions. Readings include selections from world scriptures paired with contemporary fiction. Focus on relevant historical, theological, and cultural contexts in the literary study of the texts. MnTC Goals 6 and 8. 



Course Code
ENGL 387  Credits
Title Technical Report Writing 
Prerequisite ENGL 101 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Writing Intensive Yes  
Description Expository writing dealing with subjects in student's major and planned for a specialized audience: documenting, writing abstracts, preparing reports of original investigations. Recommended for students who have taken classes in their major. 



Course Code
ENGL 387  Credits
Title Technical Report Writing 
Prerequisite ENGL 101 Limited to junior and senior status Permission required 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Writing Intensive Yes  
Description Expository writing dealing with subjects in student's major and planned for a specialized audience: documenting, writing abstracts, preparing reports of original investigations. Recommended for students who have taken classes in their major. 



Course Code
ENGL 388  Credits
Title Creative Writing 
Prerequisite ENGL 288 OR ENGL 285 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Writing Intensive Yes  
Description The writing of poetry, short fiction, plays, or film. Partly a dialogue on contemporary writing, but mainly workshop. May be repeated up to three times for credit if the genre changes. 



Course Code
ENGL 388  Credits
Title Creative Writing 
Prerequisite ENGL 288 OR ENGL 285 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Writing Intensive Yes  
Description The writing of poetry, short fiction, non-fiction, plays, or film. Partly a dialogue on contemporary writing, but mainly workshop. May be repeated up to three times for credit if the genre changes. 



Course Code
ENGL 390  Credits 1-4 
Title Topics in English 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Study of a particular literary genre, topic, or theme. 



Course Code
ENGL 395  Credits
Title Theory and Methods of Tutoring 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Writing Intensive Yes  
Description Presentation and discussion of theories and methods for conference teaching and the writing process. Writing and responding to writing to facilitate thinking about the course content. Observing and conducting tutorial sessions to gain hands-on experience in tutoring/teaching. This course is a prerequisite for students who wish to work as tutors in The Write Site. It's a relevant course for any prospective secondary English teachers. 



Course Code
ENGL 402  Credits
Title Introduction to Publishing 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description This course familiarizes students with small press publishing and with the various facets of the writing, publication and marketing processes. It also includes an orientation to New Rivers Press, a working non-profit press located at MSUM, and a daylong field trip to various publishing facilities in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area. 



Course Code
ENGL 407  Credits
Title Big City, Big Impact 
Lasc Area
  • Goal 6
  • Goal 10
 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description This course uses a variety of texts for an exploration of the environmental and social impacts of big city life, as shown by various writers. MnTC Goal 6 and 10. 



Course Code
ENGL 410  Credits
Title Studies in British Literature 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Study of selected topics, movements, or genres. 



Course Code
ENGL 413  Credits
Title Writing About Art 
Prerequisite ENGL 101 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Writing Intensive Yes  
Description This course features writing about art, the visual arts particularly. It is a writing intensive course where we build and refine skills in writing about art, and we write about art to inform, persuade, clarify and account for our responses to works of art. All formal writing assignments written in response to gallery visits in the F/M area will pass through an in-class edit for the purposes of developing plans for revision of the writing. 



Course Code
ENGL 417  Credits
Title Issues of Death & Grief: Creative Non-Fiction of Life & Loss 
Lasc Area Goal 9  
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Within the gravities of life and death, love and grief, there is a search for understanding and healing. This course is designed to help students understand that death and grief present choices and changes that face us as citizens within a community of loved ones. During this course, students will consider the importance of care and customs surrounding death and dying and the value of honest dialogue when grief is set upon individuals struggling with loss. This course will develop students' awareness of the ethical dimensions of personal decisions (for self and others in the realm of loss, the business of mourning and the pain of grief) and to cultivate their deliberative skills through respectful engagement with others whose views differ. MnTC Goal 9. 



Course Code
ENGL 423  Credits
Title Writing for Children 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Writing Intensive Yes  
Description This course is a writing intensive course that focuses on writing for children and adolescents. Students will read several texts written for young readers and analyze the craft of writing in each. Students will also complete practice writing exercises that are specific to the conventions of genres in children's literature, workshop and revise major writing assignments, and produce a final polished project of a collection of poetry, a first chapter in fiction, or a short story.