Graduate English Association

Promoting a community of academic growth among English graduate students. This group supports individual and group creative and scholarly pursuits, both inside and outside the classroom.

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Graduate School Forms

Forms for international students, certification, registration and requests for travel and other activities.

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Independent study

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Graduation Information for graduate students

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Travel

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Dr. Paula Kamenish holds an Existential Cafe at Port City Java to teach her students about Jean-Paul Sartre's No Exit. Photo by Rory Laverty
Dr. Paula Kamenish holds an Existential Cafe at Port City Java as part of her ENG 371—European Literature Since 1900 to teach her students about Jean-Paul Sartre's No Exit. Photo by Rory Laverty

Graduate Courses

Please see the graduate catalogue for the most accurate and up-to-date
information. You may access it from the graduate page:
http://www.uncw.edu/gradschool/

500 Level

ENG 501. Introduction to Research Methods in English (3) English majors only or consent of instructor. Analysis of the content of English studies, stressing bibliographic tools and the aims and methods of literary and writing research.

ENG 502. Introduction to Literary Theory (3) English majors only or consent of instructor. Analysis of the philosophical, historical, and social foundations of literary theory. Emphasis on problems of meaning, interpretation, and evaluation. Examination of relevant critical figures and schools in historical context.

ENG 503. Theory and Practice of Teaching Composition (3) English majors only or consent of instructor. Critical analysis of current composition theories and classroom practices; examination of teaching and learning theories related to composition courses. Required for second-semester graduate teaching assistants.

ENG 504. (430) The Age of Chaucer (3) A survey of works written in medieval England. Included are The Canterbury Tales, selections from Chaucer’s other works, and representative works in such genres as chronicle, biography, epic, romance, dream vision, and drama.

ENG 505. (431) The Age of Elizabeth (3) English literature in the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. Works studied include poetry by Spenser and Shakespeare, plays by Marlowe and Jonson, and prose by More and Sidney.

ENG 506. (432) The Age of Milton (3) Emphasis on the works of Milton. Also includes works by Donne, Herbert, and Bacon.

ENG 507. Studies in Short Fiction (3) Study of short fiction as a genre. May focus on an author, theme, period, the short story, the novella, traditions, conventions, or forms. May be repeated for credit under a different subtitle.

ENG 508. Studies in Nonfiction (3) Study of nonfiction prose. May focus on a form such as biography, autobiography, memoir, the journal, or various forms of essays. May be repeated for credit under a different subtitle.

ENG 509. (490) Topics in Literature (3) The study of a selected theme, movement, period, influence, or genre. Content varies from semester to semester. May be repeated for credit under a different subtitle.

ENG 510. Theory and Practice of Cultural Studies (3) In various forms, this course will introduce graduate students to the history, theory, vocabulary, and critical strategies commonly employed in cultural studies. While critical and topical emphasis may vary from section to section, this course will present students with the notion of culture in broad social, aesthetic, ethical, and political contexts so as to prepare them for more advanced research in cultural studies.

ENG 511. Studies in the Novel (3) Study of the novel as a genre. May focus on the history of the novel, major authors, a theme, a period, narrative technique, or form. May be repeated for credit under a different subtitle.

ENG 513. Studies in Poetry (3) Study of poetry as a genre. May focus on an author, theme, period, poetic form, or traditions and conventions. May be repeated for credit under a different subtitle.

ENG 514. Studies in Drama (3) Study of drama as a genre. May focus on an author, theme, period, dramatic form, or traditions and conventions. May be repeated for credit under a different subtitle.

ENG 525. Studies in Linguistics (3) In-depth study of a topic in linguistics. May be repeated for credit under a different subtitle.

ENG 526. English Grammar for ESL Teaching (3) Study and analysis of the structure and components of the English language. Prepares students to design, implement, and assess strategies and methods of teaching grammar to English language learners.

ENG 551. Studies in Professional Writing (3) Advanced instruction in writing for a particular field, including but not limited to business, science, and technology. May be repeated for credit under a different subtitle.

ENG 552. Rhetoric and Culture (3) Theoretical analysis of significant developments in the history of rhetoric with emphasis on the influence of rhetoric on written composition.

ENG 553. Studies in Rhetoric and Literacy (3) Study of a topic in rhetoric or literacy. Topics vary; typical offerings might include the work of one or more theorists or theories, current issues in the field of literacy studies, or other themes. May be repeated for credit under a different subtitle.

ENG 555. Language, Meaning and Culture (3) Analysis of theories of language, communication, and culture with emphasis on application of these theories to oral and written texts in a variety of contexts.

ENG 556. Qualitative Research in English Studies (3) Practical and theoretical introduction to qualitative research with a focus on research design and ethical issues.

ENG 557. Theory and Practice of Technical Communication (3) Introduction to principles and practices of technical communication and applications in community, business, and industry; attention to writing with technologies as well as theories of writing, editing, and usability.

ENG 559. Pedagogies of Reading and Writing (3) Introduction to current topics in literacy pedagogy and their influences (e.g., feminism, literary theories, electronic technologies, social construction), with emphasis on theory in practice.

ENG 560. Studies in British Literature (3) Study of a period, theme, movement, major author, or genre in British literature. May be repeated for credit under a different subtitle.

ENG 561. Studies in American Literature (3) Study of a period, theme, movement, major author, or genre in American literature. May be repeated for credit under a different subtitle.

ENG 564. Studies in Children’s/Young Adult Literature (3) Study of texts within the fields of adolescent and children’s literature. May include classic or modern literature for younger audiences, fairy tales, picture books, theory and criticism of children’s literature, or children’s film. May be repeated for credit under a different subtitle.

ENG 565. Studies in European Literature in Translation (3) Study of major traditions in European literature in translation. May be repeated for credit under a different subtitle.

ENG 566. Studies in Anglophone World Literature (3) Study of texts from the anglophone world. May include emphases on postcolonialism, globalization, or regionally-specific topics. May be repeated for credit under a different subtitle.

ENG 572. Studies in Literary Criticism (3) In-depth study of the work of one or more theorists or theories of literary criticism. May be repeated for credit under a different subtitle.

ENG 580. Studies in Literature (3) Intensive examination of a special area of literary study. May be repeated for credit under a different subtitle.

ENG 591. Directed Independent Study (3) Students must secure permission of the graduate coordinator. May be taken once. May not be taken concurrently with ENG 599 or used for thesis research.

ENG 596. Internship in Applied English Studies (UNCW Campus) (1-3) Prerequisite: Nine hours of graduate course credit for MA in English and permission of instructor. Supervised professional experience on the UNCW campus in an area of English studies, includes but not limited to editing, publishing, writing, and writing instruction. Specific goals and assignments to be set and evaluated by instructor.

ENG 598. Internship in Applied English Studies (1-3) Prerequisite: Nine hours of graduate course credit for M.A. in English and permission of instructor. Supervised professional experience in an area of English studies including but not limited to editing, publishing, writing, writing instruction, and film production. Specific goals and assignments to be set and evaluated by instructor.

ENG 599. Thesis (1–6)


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