Graduate Courses

Graduate Courses

400-Level Courses

All 400-level ENGL courses may be applied towards the master's degree requirements, subject to limits established by the department and approval of a graduate adviser.

Graduate Courses (500-Level Courses)

Classified graduate standing is required for admission to all 500 level courses

ENGL 500 Methodology of Graduate Research in English (4)

Prerequisite or corequisite: ENGL 441. Introduction to bibliography, research techniques, professional essay style, and basic critical approaches.

ENGL 501 Theoretical Foundations of Literary Studies (4)

Prerequisite or corequisite: ENGL 441. Introduction to the basic concepts and methods of contemporary trends in literary and critical theories.

ENGL 502 Research Methods in Literary Studies (4)

Prerequisite or corequisite: ENGL 441. Advanced research methods, literary analysis, and essay writing; emphasis on practical strategies for interpreting literary texts.

ENGL 504 Seminar: Theories of Composition and Rhetoric (4)

Prerequisite or corequisite: ENGL 401. Theory and research in composition and rhetoric.

ENGL 505 Seminar: Language and Literacy (4)

Prerequisite: ENGL 401. Theories of language structure as they apply to contemporary usage.

ENGL 506 Seminar: The Writing Process (4)

Writing and editing instructional, administrative, and professional materials. Emphasis on developing English skills needed to teach writing at secondary school or community college level or to perform as staff writer or editor.

ENGL 507 Seminar: Writing Fiction (4)

Prerequisites: ENGL 407; or instructor consent. Advanced workshop in writing fiction. In-class critiques by students and instructor. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 units.

ENGL 508 Seminar: Writing Poetry (4)

Prerequisites: ENGL 408; or instructor consent. Advanced workshop in writing poetry. In-class critiques by students and instructor. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 units.

ENGL 510 Proseminar in Literature (4)

Prerequisite or corequisite: ENGL 501 or ENGL 502. Variable topic reading seminar focusing on selected works from a literary period or genre.  May be repeated as subject matter changes.

ENGL 530 Seminar: Children's Literature and Folk Literature (4)

Prerequisite: ENGL 500. Selected topics in children's literature and folk literature, as announced in Schedule of Classes. May be repeated as subject matter changes.

ENGL 541 Seminar: Contemporary Critical Approaches (4)

Prerequisite or corequisite: ENGL 500. Variable topic seminar focusing on selected contemporary critical approaches to study of English language and literature. May be repeated as subject matter changes.

ENGL 550 Seminar: Topics in Composition, Rhetoric, and Language (4)

Prerequisite: ENGL 504 or 505. Variable topic seminar focusing on selected issues in composition, rhetoric, and language, as announced in Schedule of Classes. May be repeated as subject matter changes.

ENGL 555 Principles and Strategies in Teaching Writing (4)

Prerequisites: ENGL 504, 505, 550, (ENGL 410 for students in the Certificate Program in Teaching Writing). Advanced study of theoretical models and pedagogical strategies for teaching writing to diverse groups of students, culminating in a reflective portfolio.

ENGL 560 Seminar: British Literature (4)

Prerequisite: ENGL 500. Study of one or more major writers or of selected significant works in British literature, as announced in Schedule of Classes. May be repeated as subject matter changes.

ENGL 570 Seminar: American Literature (4)

Prerequisite: ENGL 500. Study of one or more major writers or of selected significant works in American literature, as announced in Schedule of Classes. May be repeated as subject matter changes.

ENGL 580 Seminar: World Literature (4)

Prerequisite: ENGL 500. Study of one or more major writers or of selected significant works in world literature, as announced in Schedule of Classes. May be repeated as subject matter changes.

ENGL 590 Seminar: Special Studies in Language in Literature (4)

Prerequisite: ENGL 500. Study of selected genres, intellectual movements, or literary ideas in representative works, as announced in Schedule of Classes. May be repeated as subject matter changes.

ENGL 596 Comprehensive Examination (0)

See the Comprehensive Examination in the requirements for the Masters Degree section of this chapter.

ENGL 598 Graduate Directed Study (1-4)

Prerequisites: ENGL 500 (may be taken concurrently), instructor consent to act as sponsor, approval of principal graduate adviser. Independent study of advanced topics in field; regular conferences with sponsor. May be repeated to maximum of 5 units with maximum of 4 units allowed in any quarter. Graded CR/NC.

ENGL 599 Thesis (1-5)

Prerequisites: Advancement to candidacy, formal approval by department. Independent study resulting in a critical essay. Oral examination about master's essay required. Must be repeated to total of 5 units. Graded CR/NC.