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Course Code
ENGL 425  Credits
Title Grant Proposal Writing 
Prerequisite ENGL 101 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Writing Intensive Yes  
Description Students research significant problems or opportunities in their major fields and research applicable sources of private and/or public funding. In response to the problems or opportunities they select, students will research, design, and write grant proposals for cost-effective programs, including program-evaluation plans. ENGL 387 - Technical Report Writing is strongly recommended before you take this class. 



Course Code
ENGL 435  Credits
Title Nature Writing/Ecocriticism 
Lasc Area Goal 10  
Course Outline Course Outline 
Writing Intensive Yes  
Description Ecocriticism is a fairly recent cultural and literary development, the term coined in the late 1970s. This course introduces students to representative ecocritical texts that study the relationship between humans and the environment. Significant attention will be devoted to issues of sustainability, eco-literacy, and the efficacy of literary expressions of environmental value. MnTC Goal 10. 



Course Code
ENGL 445  Credits
Title Holocaust Literature 
Lasc Area
  • Goal 6
  • Goal 9
 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description In this course, students examine a variety of literary works, including novels, diaries, memoirs, articles, essays, poems, short stories, historical documents, and/or films that illustrate prominent attitudes, historic events, and lived experience associated with the planned extermination of millions of people (including but not limited to Jews, Gypsies, Homosexuals, and Christians) during Hitler's reign. Through the study of these literary works, students come to recognize the consequences of stereotypes, prejudice, hate, and discrimination. As the class evaluates historic and current attitudes regarding the "other", students reflect upon their own ethical and moral views, identify personal responsibilities of citizenship, understand human rights as well as personal and societal obligations, examine the role of justice, and analyze the ethical dimensions of political, social, and scientific issues. MnTC Goals 6 and 9. 



Course Code
ENGL 452  Credits
Title Craft Seminar 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description A class based primarily on discussion of how authors use various strategies to achieve narrative, poetic, or dramatic success. An intensive examination of the craft of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, or script writing. Conducted as a reading seminar, not as a writing course. Students will make an oral presentation on some element of craft exhibited by a chosen work. Successful completion of ENGL 288 and 388, and at least Junior status are recommended. Course may be repeated as genres change. 



Course Code
ENGL 457  Credits
Title Literary Editing: Red Weather 
Prerequisite ENGL 288 OR ENGL 388 OR MFA 688 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description This is a production-centered, hands-on class. Students will be responsible for producing a complete issue of Red Weather, MSUM's literary magazine, from screening and selecting manuscripts, interacting with the authors whose work is chosen, to designing and promoting the finished magazine. 



Course Code
ENGL 462  Credits
Title Practicum in Publishing 
Prerequisite ENGL 402 OR MC 402 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description This course is designed to familiarize students to the working functions of a small press literary publishing house through lectures, demonstrations, and supervised group activities such as participating on editorial book teams, writing teacher guides for the website for New Rivers Press books, developing marketing plans, reading tours, distributor marketing packets etc. All projects are presented in class to foster a broader class understanding of the overall activities of a small press. 



Course Code
ENGL 463  Credits
Title History of the English Language 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description A survey of the early history of the English language, its sounds and its grammar, emphasizing Old English and its literature or Middle English and its literature. 



Course Code
ENGL 469  Credits 1-12 
Title Internship 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Supervised employment requiring substantial writing practice in government or private agency. Repeatable up to a total of 12 credits. All credits apply toward graduation, but only three may count toward a major or writing minor in English. Six credits accepted toward the B.A., Writing Emphasis. 



Course Code
ENGL 484  Credits
Title Theory & Methods: CA/L Grades 5-8 
Prerequisite Admitted to teacher ed (SARTE) or instructor permission 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Review of current trends in communication arts/literature education in middle school and junior high (grades 5-8). The course teaches approaches and techniques for teaching and assessing literacy and examining adolescent/young adult literature and media. 



Course Code
ENGL 486  Credits 1-3 
Title Tutorial 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description The consideration of various problems in literature or language agreed upon by the instructor and the student. 



Course Code
ENGL 487  Credits
Title Advanced Technical Report Writing 
Prerequisite ENGL 387 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Writing Intensive Yes  
Description Process-oriented writing class that emphasizes theoretical aspects of audience analysis, principles of document organization and design, and technical editing. Students will also learn how to design effective document supplements and visuals. Students will also learn about and use various research techniques. Course is conducted through lectures, group and individual discussions, collaborative writing, and hands-on work in the library and computer labs. ENGL 487 culminates in a professional website and an online portfolio. 



Course Code
ENGL 488  Credits
Title Advanced Creative Writing 
Prerequisite ENGL 388 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Writing Intensive Yes  
Description Advanced work in writing of poetry, short fiction, plays or film offered once a year in Spring as a Capstone course choice for Writing Majors. Students may repeat course once when genre changes. 



Course Code
ENGL 490  Credits 1-4 
Title Topics in English 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description This is an upper division topical course and may be repeated when the topic changes. 



Course Code
ENGL 491  Credits
Title Theory & Methods: CA/L Grades 9-12 
Prerequisite SARTE or by permission 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Writing Intensive Yes  
Description Current practices and trends in teaching and assessing communication arts/literature in grades 9-12. 



Course Code
ENGL 492  Credits
Title Literature Capstone Seminar 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Writing Intensive Yes  
Description Study of selected topics, individual authors, genres or movements in American, British or World literature. Required for BA literature majors and open to BA Writing majors and BS English majors. The course is offered once per semester. It includes multiple approaches to analyzing literature and a documented research paper of substantial length with an extensive annotated bibliography. The capstone serves as a culminating course for academic study in English. Students are encouraged to take the capstone in their senior year. 



Course Code
ENGL 493  Credits
Title Grammars of English 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description A survey of the history of language study, of the history of the English language, and of the various kinds of grammars: traditional, structural, and transformational. 



Course Code
ENGL 495  Credits 1-3 
Title Advanced Study in Language or Literature 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Study of selected topics, individual authors, genres or movements in linguistics or in American, British or world literature. The course may be offered as a seminar, as an independent study, or as a adjunct to another class taught by the same instructor. Repeatable when subject matter varies. 



Course Code
ENGL 497  Credits 1-3 
Title Independent Study in English 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description The consideration of various problems in literature or language agreed upon by the instructor and the student.