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ENG 600 - Studies in English for Teachers
Designed to meet National Council of Teachers of English and Kentucky Department of Education guidelines to prepare candidates for the clinical semester in the areas of disposition, content knowledge, pedagogy, curriculum and assessment. The course may include up to 15 clock hours of Level III field experiences.

ENG 601 - Semantics
A linguistic approach to the study of meaning in language.

ENG 604 - Linguistics: Grammar
Principles of grammar from current theoretical perspectives.

ENG 608 - Morehead Writing Project Summer Institute
An invitational, intensive institute for practicing educators and administrators that focuses on their development and training as writers and writing teachers. Includes a yearlong follow-up obligation.

ENG 609 - Morehead Writing Project Summer Institute
An invitational, intensive institute for practicing educators and administrators that focuses on their development and training as writers and writing teachers. Includes a yearlong follow-up obligation.

ENG 612 - Theories of Teaching Writing (on demand)
An in-depth study of composition theory and research with a heavy emphasis on the analysis and critique of important sources in the field of composition and rhetoric.

ENG 619 - American Renaissance
Advanced study of representative writers, texts, genres, and themes of the American Renaissance.

ENG 620 - American Poetry
Advanced study of representative American poetry.  

ENG 622 -  American Novels
Advanced study of representative American novels.

ENG 624 -American Literature in Perspective
Advanced thematic study of American literature.

ENG 628 - Literary Theory
A survey of literary theory from the twentieth century to the present.

ENG 630 -Topics in British Literature
The study of themes, movements, or modes in British Literature that span multiple literary periods; or of clusters of authors. May be taken only once for credit.

ENG 632 - The British Novel
Advanced study of representative British novels and the development of the genre from its beginnings to the present.

ENG 633 - Old English Literature
Old English culture, epic and lyric poetry, and prose will be studied in translation. Selected passages from Old English literature will be read in the original language.

ENG 634 - Chaucer
Intensive study of Chaucer’s early poetry, Troilus and Criseyde, and The Canterbury Tales (in the original Middle English). Fulfills the Major Author requirement for the MA in English.

ENG 635 - Topics in Shakespeare
Prerequisite: previous study of Shakespeare or consent of instructor. Intensive study of Shakespeare’s works. Fulfills the Major Author requirement for the MA in English.

ENG 636 -  Major American Author
Intensive study of a significant American author (about whom there exist reference resources and a substantial amount of critical commentary). Fulfills the Major Author requirement for the MA in English.

ENG 637 -  Major British Author
Intensive study of a significant British author (about whom there exist reference resources and a substantial amount of critical commentary) excluding Chaucer, Shakespeare and Milton. Fulfills the Major Author requirement for the MA in English.

ENG 638 - Milton
Intensive study of Milton's poetry and major prose. Fulfills the Major Author requirement for the MA in English.

ENG 639 - African-American Literature
Advanced study of representative writers, texts, movements and themes in African-American literature and culture.

ENG 645 - Renaissance Literature (on demand)
Advanced study of selected major writers of the English Renaissance with an emphasis on Spenser, Shakespeare (excluding drama), Donne, and Jonson. 

ENG 647 - Restoration and British Literature (on demand)
Advanced Study of representative British writers, texts, literary forms, and themes, 1660 to 1798.

ENG 648 - Romantic Period
Advanced Study of representative British writers, texts, literary forms, and themes, 1789-1832. 

ENG 650 - Victorian Period
Advanced study of representative British writers, texts, literary forms, and themes, 1832-1901.

ENG 652 - Twentieth Century British Literature
Advanced Study of representative British writers, texts, literary movements, literary forms, and themes, 1901 to the present.

ENG 653 - Modern Drama
Advanced study of representative dramas and the development of the genre from the advent of Realism to the present.  
 
ENG 655 - Early Dramatic Literature
Advanced study of representative dramas and the development of the genre from the Greeks to the mid-nineteenth century.  

ENG 661 - Studies in American Literary Periods
Advanced study of representative writers, texts, genres, and themes focusing on an American literary period.

ENG 663 - American Fiction
Advanced study of representative American fiction from its beginnings to the present.

ENG 666 - Contemporary Literature
Advanced study of contemporary literature in English or English translation. 

ENG 670 - Film and Literature
Advanced study of the relationship between literature and film.

ENG 676 - Directed Studies
Individual study in any area in English under the direction of the graduate English faculty. Requirements: a written proposal approved in advance of starting the work; a copy of the final report for the departmental files. May be taken only once to count toward degree requirements

ENG 680 - English Syntax
Stresses syntactical studies primarily in the English language, and specifically in the use of American English structures.

ENG 683 - Advanced Poetry Writing
Advanced instruction in poetry writing: organic and traditional structures; tone and persona; the sentence and the line; the lyric, dramatic, narrative, and meditative stances; and other concerns of poetics. An intensive writing workshop format with emphasis on poetry in the contemporary idiom.

ENG 684 - Advanced Fiction Writing
Advanced instruction in fiction writing: plot, conflict, characterization, point of view, atmosphere and other concerns of contemporary fiction. An intensive writing workshop format with emphasis on contemporary fiction and the audience and market for literary fiction.

ENG 685 - Psycholinguistics
Both theoretical and practical applications of all psychological aspects of language.

ENG 690 - Technical Writing
Principles of analysis, process, and definition; program, recommendation, and research reports; proposals and memoranda; visual aids; transitions, mechanics of clear and precise statement. 

ENG 697 - Sociolinguistics
Theory and practice involved in individual and institutional language patterning.
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