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English (ENGL)

ENGL 6300:    Selected Topics in English

Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
Focuses on a number of English topics, including major authors, pop culture, speculative literature, and many others.

ENGL 6308:     Master of Fine Arts Thesis

Cr. 3.  Prerequisite(s): Students must complete at least 24 hours of MFA program coursework before requesting a thesis director and enrollment in this course.
This is the Master’s Thesis course for the MFA in creative writing.  An MFA thesis is a book length work of literary merit.  May be repeated once for credit. 

ENGL 6310:    Grant Writing

Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite(s): Admission to Dalkey Certificate in Applied Literary Translation.
A graduate Publishing course whose primary focus is on understanding the nature of funding for literary translations, and on understanding best practices in grant writing for translator support in particular.  

 ENGL 6311:    International Publishing

Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite(s): Admission to Dalkey Certificate in Applied Literary Translation.
A graduate Publishing course whose primary focus is on understanding the nature of funding for literary translations, and on understanding the best practices in grant writing for translator support in particular.  

 ENGL 6312:    Young Adult Literature

Cr. 3. (3-3-0).  Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing; may be repeated for credit, with approval of program director (if topics differ in the semesters).
In-depth analysis of literature in the Young Adult Literature genre, including theoretical and historical foundations.

 ENGL 6313:    World Literary History

Cr. 3. (3-3-0).  Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing; may be repeated for credit, with approval of program director (if topics differ in the semesters).
In-depth analysis of a selected period or major movement in world literary history.  Focuses on the relation between literature, culture, language, and context in which it was produced.   

 ENGL 6314:    Speculative and Science Fiction Literature

 Cr. 3. (3-3-0).  Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing; may be repeated for credit, with approval of program director (if topics differ in the semesters).
In-depth analysis of the science fiction and/or speculative fiction genre, including theoretical and historical foundations.

 ENGL 6315:    Postcolonial and Anglophone Literature

 Cr. 3. (3-3-0).  Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing; may be repeated for credit, with approval of program director (if topics differ in the semesters).
In-depth analysis of a selected period, major movement, or author in postcolonial and anglophone literature.  Focuses on relations between literature, culture, language, and political context.

 ENGL 6316:    Modern and Contemporary Literature of China

Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing; may be repeated for credit, with approval of program director (if topics differ in the semesters).
In-depth analysis of 20th and 21st Century literature from China.  Focuses on the relation between literature, culture, language, and the context in which it was produced.

 ENGL 6322:    Applied Translation

Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite(s): Admission to Dalkey Certificate in Applied Literary Translation.
A graduate Publishing course whose priimary focus is on securing an applied knowledge of literary translation, and on understanding best practices in drafting an acceptable translation in particular.  Cross-listed with PUBL 6322.

  ENGL 6330:    British Literary History

Cr. 3. (3-3-0). May not be repeated for credit.
In-depth analysis of a selected period or major movement in British literary history.  Focuses on the relation between literature and the history of the time. 

ENGL 6332:    American Literary History

Cr. 3. (3-3-0). May not be repeated for credit.
In-depth analysis of a selected period or major movement in American literary history.  Focuses on the relation between literature and the history of the time.

ENGL 6333:    Form and Poetics 

Cr. 3. (3-3-0).  Prerequisite(s): ENGL 6360.
A graduate Creative Writing studio course in which the primary focus is on understanding the nature of poetics as it relates to creative writing, and on understanding form, including traditional and experimental forms of writing.

ENGL 6340:    Literary Theory

Cr. 3. (3-3-0).  May not be repeated for credit.
In-depth analysis of literary theory and criticism and its application to literature.

ENGL 6350:    Genre Studies

Cr. 3. (3-3-0). May not be repeated for credit.
In-depth analysis of a genre, including theoretical and historical foundations. 

ENGL 6360:    Graduate Writing Workshop

Cr. 3. (3-3-0)
A studio course in which the primary texts are student manuscripts.  The workshops examine principles and techniques of creating, evaluating, and revising writing in the fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction categories.  The course requires class members to review writing produced by other workshop members.  This course may be repeated for credit.

ENGL 6361:    Graduate Poetry Writing Workshop

Cr. 3. (3-3-0)
A studio course in which the primary texts are student manuscripts.  The workshops examine principles and techniques of creating, evaluating, and revising writing in the poetry genre.  The course requires class members to write original work and to review writing produced by other workshop members.  This course may be repeated for credit.

ENGL 6362:    Studies in Latino Literature

Cr. 3. (3-3-0)
This course will provide a survey of literature written by Latino authors in the U.S.  This course will explore the diversity of social, political, economic, personal, and cultural experiences of Latino people through the use of poetry, novels, short stories, and essays written by such authors.  This course may be repeated for credit.

ENGL 6363:    Graduate Fiction Writing Workshop

Cr. 3. (3-3-0)
A studio course in which the primary texts are student manuscripts.  The workshops examine principles and techniques of creating, evaluating, and revising writing in the fiction genre.  The course requires class members to write original work and to review writing produced by other workshop members.  This course may be repeated for credit.

ENGL 6364:    Graduate Creative Nonfiction Writing Workshop

Cr. 3. (3-3-0)
A studio course in which the primary texts are student manuscripts.  The workshops examine principles and techniques of creating, evaluating, and revising writing in the creative nonfiction genre.  The course requires class members to write original work and to review writing produced by other workshop members.  This course may be repeated for credit.

ENGL 6365:   Literature and Science

Cr. 3. (3-3-0).  Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing.  May be repeated for credit, with approval of program director (if topics differ in the semesters).
In-depth analysis of literature in the interdisciplinary field of Literature and Science, including theoretical and historical foundations.

ENGL 6366:   Narrative and Narratology

Cr. 3. (3-3-0).  Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing.  May be repeated for credit, with approval of program director (if topics differ in the semesters).
Overview of theoretical approaches to narrative texts in all media, emphasizing the elements, uses and effects of narrative as an organizational paradigm for human experience.