Modern Languages & Literature

College of Arts and Sciences

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Course Requirements

Master of Arts in English (30 units)

The primary focus of the Master of Arts in English is the study of literature and language. However, students may wish to enroll in complementary education courses, depending on career goals. Students wishing to pursue careers in education should consult the School of Education for information on state requirements.

Competency

ENG500 Rsrch & Writing in Lit/Lang

ENG500 Rsrch & Writing in Lit/Lang

This course provides advanced study in grammar, writing and research techniques and styles. (3 units)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 ENG500-A A Walker, Deron 09/02/2014 Tuesday 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Yeager Center
B112
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ENG501 Critical Theories and Traditions

ENG501 Critical Theories and Traditions

Students will become familiar with critical literary trends and traditions from the classic to the contemporary. A sequential survey of classical traditions will begin with Plato and move through literary criticism as practiced in the Renaissance, Romantic and modern eras. Contemporary trends will include Marxist criticism, formalism, structuralism and semiotics, post structuralism, feminist literary criticism, and reader-response criticism. Issues of canonicity and authorial intent will also be discussed.(3 units)

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ENG563 Language Structure & Acquisition

ENG563 Language Structure & Acquisition

Linguistic theory and methods. Includes the study of the five universal elements of language (phonology, morphology, semantics, syntax, and pragmatics) as well as the acquisition and use of language and its variants in culture. This course is required for both multiple subject and single subject credential candidates. Ten (10) hours of fieldwork required.(3 units)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 ENG563-A A Liu, Carla 09/02/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Yeager Center
B221
Fall 2014 ENG563-B B Renfro, Irina 09/02/2014 Thursday 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM James Complex
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*Competency requirements can be met with equivalent coursework

** Required for TESOL concentration (ENG563 only)

Core Requirement (3 units)

ENG520 Theory and Worldview

ENG520 Theory and Worldview

A course designed to introduce students to critical and theoretical perspectives on literature. Students will also consider how to examine and evaluate literary theories and texts from a Christian worldview. (3 units; Fall)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Summer 2014 ENG520-A A Lu, James J. 05/15/2014 Thursday 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM James Complex
376
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Required for Literature and Pedagogy concentrations


ENG523 Theory and Methods

ENG523 Theory and Methods

This course will focus on the application of linguistic theory in education. Students will be introduced to various teaching philosophies and methodologies, focusing on their application to language learning. Students will be familiarized with various movements in education and psychology such as behaviorism, cognitivism, social constructivism, and humanism. Students will be instructed as to how diverse language teaching methods have been informed by various educational movements and how these philosophies and methods take form in the second language classroom. This course will build on the concepts taught in ENG 563 but will focus more on second language learners both in ESL and EFL settings. (3 units)

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Required for TESOL Concentration


British Literature Requirement (3 units)

Complete one course from the following:

ENG550 Topics in British Literature

ENG550 Topics in British Literature

A course designed to familiarize students with various periods of British literature. This course will take a topical or genre-based approach to British literature in the context of the period's historical, cultural, and literary climate. Students should see the instructor for the focus of the current semester. (3 units; As Offered)

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ENG555 Shakespeare Seminar

ENG555 Shakespeare Seminar

An in-depth study of selected Shakespeare plays and sonnets. The course may utilize a topical approach and may also incorporate other, non-Shakespearean texts. Students should see the instructor for the current semester's focus. (3 units)

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ENG556 British Literature Pre-1800

ENG556 British Literature Pre-1800

A course designed to familiarize students with British literature and language prior to 1800. This course will take a topical or genre-based approach to a period of British literature before Romanticism in the context of that period’s historical, cultural, and literary climate. Students should see the instructor for the focus of the current semester. (3 units; Spring, as offered)

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ENG557 British Literature Post-1800

ENG557 British Literature Post-1800

A course designed to familiarize students with British literature from 1800 to the present. The course will take a topical and/or genre-based approach to a period of British literature from Romanticism to the present in the context of that period’s historical, cultural, and literary climate. Students should see instructor for the focus of the current semester. (3 units; Spring, as offered)

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American Literature Requirement (3 units)

Complete one course from the following:

ENG561 American Literature Pre-1900

ENG561 American Literature Pre-1900

A course designed to familiarize students with American literature prior to 1900. The course will take a topical and/or genre-based approach to American literature in the context of the period's historical, cultural, and literary climate. Students should see instructor for the focus of the current semester. (3 units; Fall, odd years)

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ENG562 American Literature Post-1900

ENG562 American Literature Post-1900

A course designed to familiarize students with American literature from 1900 to the present. The course will take a topical and/or genre-based approach to American literature in the "long twentieth century" in the context of the period's historical, cultural, and literary climate. Students should see instructor for the focus of the current semester. (3 units; Fall even years)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 ENG562-A A Veltman, Laura 09/02/2014 Monday 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM James Complex
376
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World Literature Requirement (3 units)

Complete one course from the following:

ENG510 Comparative Mythology

ENG510 Comparative Mythology

Students will become acquainted with the discipline of mythology from a variety of perspectives: from augmenting basic cultural literacy and identifying deities and stories to investigating the philosophy and universalism of myths. The emphasis will be placed on Greek and Roman myths, but will also examine other mythologies such as Mesopotamian, Nordic, and Native American, and modern assimilations of myth into Western literature and film. This course blends literary content with teaching methods.(3 units)

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ENG525 Non-Western Literature Seminar

ENG525 Non-Western Literature Seminar

Examines literature from a particular non-Western culture or region of the world. The course may take a topical, canonical, critical or genre approach. Students should see the instructor for the current semester's focus. (3 units)

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ENG570 Topics in World Literature

ENG570 Topics in World Literature

A course designed to familiarize students with various periods of World literature. This course will take a topical or genre-based approach to World literature in the context of the period's historical, cultural, and literary climate. Students should see the instructor for the focus of the current semester. (3 units; Summer, as offered)

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Elective Requirement (3 units)

Complete one course from the following:

ENG540 Contextual Approaches to Grammar

ENG540 Contextual Approaches to Grammar

This advanced course will provide an in-depth look at grammar from a linguistic perspective. The purpose of the course is twofold: to provide students with a sound knowledge of English grammar from a linguistic perspective, and to equip students with an understanding of the relationship between the linguistic and grammatical approaches to language. Ultimately, students will be able to apply linguistic understanding to the teaching of grammar as prescribed by the California State Framework for English. (3 units)

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ENG542 Intercultural Rhetoric

ENG542 Intercultural Rhetoric

This course is designed to enhance the English graduate student’s understanding of rhetoric and language across multiple cultures. Students will become familiar with preferred rhetorical organization patterns of a variety of cultures and sub-cultures (e.g., genres) in academic and professional writing. (3 units; As Offered)

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ENG545 Teaching College Writing

ENG545 Teaching College Writing

This course prepares students to teach college writing by introducing them to current composition philosophy and methods, major theories and research in the field, and practical application of teaching techniques for collegiate-level writing courses. (3 units)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Summer 2014 ENG545-A A Walker, Deron 05/05/2014 Tuesday 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM James Complex
376
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ENG575 Creative Writing: Prose

ENG575 Creative Writing: Prose

A creative writing seminar focused on the crafts of fiction and creative nonfiction. Students read numerous published short stories and personal essays, as well as articles discussing craft, technique, and theory. Students write their own short stories or personal essays, which are discussed by the professor and students on scheduled workshop days. The works produced in this class strive to be of publishable quality. (3 units; As offered)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 ENG575-A A Updegraff, Derek J. 09/02/2014 Wednesday 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Yeager Center
B219
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ENG576 Creative Writing: Poetry

ENG576 Creative Writing: Poetry

A creative writing seminar focused on the craft of poetry. Students read numerous published lyric and narrative poems, as well as articles discussing craft, technique, and theory. Students write their own poems, which are discussed by the professor and students on scheduled workshop days. The poems produced in this class strive to be of publishable quality. (3 units; as offered)

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ENG580 Film Theory

ENG580 Film Theory

A study of film theories from the turn of the 20th century onward, this course will examine how different film theories, as part of a long-standing tradition of critical reflections on life and arts in general, evolve and interact with one another and with neighboring discourses, nationally and internationally. (3 units)

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ENG582 Topics in Literature and Film

ENG582 Topics in Literature and Film

This course addresses the relationship between literature and film, focusing on the theory and practice of adaptation from a literary to a cinematic medium. Film adaptations will be analyzed for their relation to their literary counterparts, particularly in regard to ideology, socio-historical recontextualization, and generic issues. The films also will be evaluated for their cinematic integrity as autonomous cultural products aimed at particular audiences. Topics for the seminar might be genre or author-based, such as adaptations of the novels of Jane Austen, or subject-based, such as a study of adaptation and intertextuality in literature, film, and new media. Students should see the instructor for the focus of the current semester. May be repeated one time for credit. (3 units; As offered)

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ENG599 Special Topics

ENG599 Special Topics

Concentration upon a specific topic in the field of English. Topic varies for different semesters. May be taken multiple times with change in topic. (1-3 Units)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 ENG599-A A Renfro, Irina 09/02/2014 Tuesday 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM James Complex
376
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Research Requirement (3 units)

ENG596 Research Seminar

ENG596 Research Seminar

Graduate students will become acquainted with research methods, trends, and critical issues in the study of literature and language. It is assumed that students are already familiar with basic research tools available to the literature scholar. The seminar will introduce students to the required elements of the Exam, Thesis or Project and equip students to conduct scholarly research and produce scholarly papers and presentations worthy of publication in referred journals and other professional forums. Students lacking basic research skills may be required to take ENG 350 as a program pre-requisite. (2 units; Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Summer 2014 ENG596-A A Updegraff, Derek J. 05/05/2014 Wednesday 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM Yeager Center
B259
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Complete one course from the following:

ENG594 Comprehensive Exam

ENG594 Comprehensive Exam

Required for students wishing to take a comprehensive exam in place of a thesis or project as part of course requirements for a Masters degree in English. Students may enroll for a maximum of four semesters. Pass/Fail. Prerequisite: Permission of Program Director. (1 unit)r.4_Ö[l

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ENG597 Project

ENG597 Project

Continuing enrollment for students to complete a major project in this course as part of requirements for a Masters degree in English. Students may enroll for a maximum of four semesters. Prerequisite: Permission of Program Director. (1 unit)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Summer 2014 ENG597-A A Newton, Jennifer 05/05/2014 Array Array - Array Instructor
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Fall 2014 ENG597-A A Newton, Jennifer 09/02/2014 Array Array - Array Instructor
OFFC
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ENG598 Thesis

ENG598 Thesis

Continuing enrollment for students to complete a substantive thesis in this course as part of requirements for a Masters degree in English. Students may enroll for a maximum of four semesters. Prerequisite: Permission of Program Director. (1 unit)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Summer 2014 ENG598-A A Newton, Jennifer 05/05/2014 Array Array - Array Instructor
OFFC
Fall 2014 ENG598-A A Newton, Jennifer 09/02/2014 Array Array - Array Instructor
OFFC
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Concentration Requirements

Students must complete at least twelve additional units in one of the following concentrations:

Literature; English Pedagogy; TESOL.  Courses not previously applied to the degree may fulfill concentration requirements.

 

Literature Concentration (12 units):

Literature Requirement 

Complete six additional units from the following:

ENG 510,525,550,555,556,557,561,562,570

 

Elective Requirement

Complete six additional units from the following:

ENG 510,525,540,542,545,550,555,556,557,561,562,570,575,576,580,582,599 

English Pedagogy (12 units)

EDU514 Secondary Methods

EDU514 Secondary Methods

This course examines various research-based instructional techniques, planning strategies, methods, and assessment practices for the secondary schools, both public and private. Twenty (20) hours of structured observation is required, equally divided between the middle school and high school classroom. This course will introduce the California TPA process. Prerequisite: Education Committee Acceptance. (3 units) ally fr9É¡

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EDU515 Reading/Writing in Content Area

EDU515 Reading/Writing in Content Area

Focusing on the attainment of skills as a teacher of literacy, this course requires students to demonstrate content reading and writing competencies, such as determining levels of reading achievement, applying readability formulas, evaluating textbooks, and developing strategies for vocabulary, critical thinking, and comprehension. Focus is placed on the preparation of lessons which integrate language arts standards with other content standards and provide for differentiated instruction for diverse students including English learners. Twenty (20) hours of fieldwork required. Prerequisite: Education Committee Acceptance. (3 units)

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EDU519 Subject Area Specializations

EDU519 Subject Area Specializations

Working almost exclusively in small groups or one-on-one with the instructor, students focus only on the strategies and methods designed specifically for their subject areas. In addition to the 20 hours of observation required, divided equally between middle school and high school, students in this course will interact with students who are English language learners and complete at least one California TPA. Prerequisite: Education Committee Acceptance. (3 units)

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EDU545 Multiethnic Lit/Child/Yng Adults

EDU545 Multiethnic Lit/Child/Yng Adults

Students will focus on the identification and study of literature written by and about ethnic minorities in the United States. The course also provides an in-depth study of a variety of books appropriate for use in the classroom. Prerequisite: A course in children's literature recommended. (3 units)

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EDU551 Language Acquisition/Development

EDU551 Language Acquisition/Development

A course in which students study primary language development, second language acquisition, dual language instructional models, language transfer and aspects of culture on the learning of a second language. Prerequisite: ENG 463/563 Introduction to Linguistics. (3 units)

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RDG540 Models of Proc & Tchng Reading

RDG540 Models of Proc & Tchng Reading

An examination of the theoretical models and processes involved in teaching reading. Special emphasis on linguistic, perceptual, affective and cognitive components of reading as well as historical trends, factors affecting reading achievement and implications for instruction. Prerequisite: EDU 515, 516, 530 and Declared Reading Specialization. (3 units)

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ENG540 Contextual Approaches to Grammar

ENG540 Contextual Approaches to Grammar

This advanced course will provide an in-depth look at grammar from a linguistic perspective. The purpose of the course is twofold: to provide students with a sound knowledge of English grammar from a linguistic perspective, and to equip students with an understanding of the relationship between the linguistic and grammatical approaches to language. Ultimately, students will be able to apply linguistic understanding to the teaching of grammar as prescribed by the California State Framework for English. (3 units)

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ENG563 Language Structure & Acquisition

ENG563 Language Structure & Acquisition

Linguistic theory and methods. Includes the study of the five universal elements of language (phonology, morphology, semantics, syntax, and pragmatics) as well as the acquisition and use of language and its variants in culture. This course is required for both multiple subject and single subject credential candidates. Ten (10) hours of fieldwork required.(3 units)

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ENG599 Special Topics

ENG599 Special Topics

Concentration upon a specific topic in the field of English. Topic varies for different semesters. May be taken multiple times with change in topic. (1-3 Units)

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TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) (12 units)

ENG523 Theory and Methods

ENG523 Theory and Methods

This course will focus on the application of linguistic theory in education. Students will be introduced to various teaching philosophies and methodologies, focusing on their application to language learning. Students will be familiarized with various movements in education and psychology such as behaviorism, cognitivism, social constructivism, and humanism. Students will be instructed as to how diverse language teaching methods have been informed by various educational movements and how these philosophies and methods take form in the second language classroom. This course will build on the concepts taught in ENG 563 but will focus more on second language learners both in ESL and EFL settings. (3 units)

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ENG525 Non-Western Literature Seminar

ENG525 Non-Western Literature Seminar

Examines literature from a particular non-Western culture or region of the world. The course may take a topical, canonical, critical or genre approach. Students should see the instructor for the current semester's focus. (3 units)

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ENG540 Contextual Approaches to Grammar

ENG540 Contextual Approaches to Grammar

This advanced course will provide an in-depth look at grammar from a linguistic perspective. The purpose of the course is twofold: to provide students with a sound knowledge of English grammar from a linguistic perspective, and to equip students with an understanding of the relationship between the linguistic and grammatical approaches to language. Ultimately, students will be able to apply linguistic understanding to the teaching of grammar as prescribed by the California State Framework for English. (3 units)

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ENG543 Teaching Second Language Writing

ENG543 Teaching Second Language Writing

This course prepares students to teach writing to second language learners, especially but not exclusively at the college level. Course materials and activities focus on current composition philosophy, research-based method and teaching techniques for collegiate level second language writing courses. At a minimum, this course is designed to introduce students to major theories, research, and practice in the teaching of English writing to second language learners. Thus, students should complete this course being able to do what ESL/EFL writing instructors do: design lesson plans for college composition; evaluate (read, respond to, grade, and assess) college level writing; and engage in research in at least one relevant issue in ESL / EFL composition pedagogy. This course should train students to be reflective practitioners and researchers of collegiate level English composition (3 units)

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ENG553 Secnd Lang Curriclm Dev & Assmnt

ENG553 Secnd Lang Curriclm Dev & Assmnt

This course is designed for future ESL teachers who are interested in current thinking and research in second language material development and assessment and in the application of such in classroom teaching. There are two major goals: one is developing a solid understanding of the core issues in these areas and the other, which requires students to design their own materials and assessment tools and to evaluate existing ones, is facilitating the application of such an understanding in classroom teaching. (3 units)

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ENG573 Second Language Acquisition

ENG573 Second Language Acquisition

This course is an introduction to some of the major concepts and key issues (theoretical and methodological) in the area of second language acquisition (SLA). During the first few weeks, the class will survey some of the major conceptual advances in second language acquisition research. During the second half of the course, students will have many opportunities to review seminal research articles and evaluate the findings of the research and their implications as applicable to the field of SLA. Each student will also have the opportunity to design his or her own study in an area of SLA that interests him or her. (3 units)

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ENG599 Special Topics

ENG599 Special Topics

Concentration upon a specific topic in the field of English. Topic varies for different semesters. May be taken multiple times with change in topic. (1-3 Units)

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