Modern Languages & Literature

College of Arts and Sciences

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Course Requirements

Master of Arts in English (36 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 TBA
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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)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Spring 2014 ENG501-A A Lu, James J. 01/08/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 3:30 PM - 4:50 PM James Complex
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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
Spring 2014 ENG563-A A Liu, Carla 01/08/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 12:30 PM - 1:50 PM James Complex
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Spring 2014 ENG563-B B Renfro, Irina 01/08/2014 Thursday 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM James Complex
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Fall 2014 ENG563-A A Liu, Carla 09/02/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM TBA
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Fall 2014 ENG563-B B Renfro, Irina 09/02/2014 Thursday 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM TBA
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*Competency requirements can be met with equivalent coursework

** Required for TESOL concentration

Core Requirements (9 units)

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)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Spring 2014 ENG510-A A Dingman, Toni S. 01/08/2014 Wednesday 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM James Complex
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ENG520 Narrative Lit & Theory

ENG520 Narrative Lit & Theory

Selected readings will examine underlying structures and values of different literary expressions. Class discussions, lectures, and reading assignments will provide opportunities and relevant theories within and beyond the course reading list. (3 units)

  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 TBA
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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 Literature and Pedagogy concentrations

**Required for TESOL Concentration

Breadth and Perspective Courses (12 units)

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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Choose TWO of the following options:

ENG550 British Literature Seminar

ENG550 British Literature Seminar

A seminar designed to familiarize students with various periods of British literature. This course will take a topical approach to British literature of all genres in the context of the period's historical, political, socioeconomic, cultural, and literary climate. Students should see the instructor for the focus of the current semester. May be repeated once with change in topic. (3 units)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Spring 2014 ENG550-A A Newton, Jennifer 01/08/2014 Monday 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM James Complex
190
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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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ENG560 American Literature Seminar

ENG560 American Literature Seminar

A seminar designed to familiarize students with various periods of American literature. This course will take a topical approach to American literature of all genres in the context of the period's historical, political, socioeconomic, cultural, and literary climate. Students should see the instructor for the focus of the current semester. May be repeated once with change in topic.(3 units)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 ENG560-A A Veltman, Laura 09/02/2014 Monday 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM TBA
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ENG570 World Literature Seminar

ENG570 World Literature Seminar

A seminar designed to familiarize students with various periods of World literature. This course will take a topical approach to World literature of all genres in the context of the period's historical, political, socioeconomic, cultural, and literary climate. Students should see the instructor for the focus of the current semester. May be repeated once with change in topic. (3 units)

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Choose ONE of the following options:

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)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Spring 2014 ENG580-A A Croteau, Melissa 01/08/2014 Tuesday 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Yeager Center
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ENG581 Topics in Film Studies

ENG581 Topics in Film Studies

Students will be exposed to the critical skills and practical knowledge needed to engage in a cross-cultural study of cinema from a global perspective. Special attention will be given to the themes, techniques, genres, actors/actresses, directors, and audience-receptions of the national cinemas of the culture under investigation. Approaches from different angles will be encouraged, including those of cultural studies, arts, music, sociology, psychology, philosophy, business, education, as well as language and literature. Students should see the instructor for the focus of the current semester. (3 units)

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ENG582 Literature and Film

ENG582 Literature and Film

Addresses issues surrounding the relationship between literature and film. Special attention will be directed toward the deployment of cinematic texts in the English secondary context. Emphasis given to genre (such as the western), a movement (such as Fourth Cinema), an auteur (such as Orson Welles), or a transgeneric logic (such as film noir). (3 units)

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Research Courses (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)

  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 TBA
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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
Spring 2014 ENG597-A A Newton, Jennifer 01/08/2014 Array Array - Array Instructor
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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
Spring 2014 ENG598-A A Newton, Jennifer 01/08/2014 Array Array - Array Instructor
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Fall 2014 ENG598-A A Newton, Jennifer 09/02/2014 Array Array - Array Instructor
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Concentration Requirements (12 units)

Students must complete at least twelve (12) additional units in one of the following concentrations:

Literature; English Pedagogy; TESOL

English Pedagogy

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, are examined. 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)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Spring 2014 EDU514-B B Moss, Joshua P. 01/08/2014 Monday 7:05 PM - 9:30 PM Yeager Center
B258
Spring 2014 EDU514-A A Walters, Keith A 01/08/2014 Monday 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM Yeager Center
B258
Summer 2014 EDU514-A A Moss, Joshua P. 05/05/2014 Tuesday 4:30 PM - 7:10 PM Yeager Center
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Fall 2014 EDU514-A A STAFF, STAFF 09/02/2014 Thursday 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM TBA
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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)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Spring 2014 EDU519-H H Matamala, George L. 01/08/2014 Thursday 7:05 PM - 9:30 PM Yeager Center
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Spring 2014 EDU519-C C Matamala, George L. 01/08/2014 Thursday 7:05 PM - 9:30 PM Yeager Center
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Fall 2014 EDU519-D D STAFF, STAFF 09/02/2014 Thursday 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM TBA
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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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EDU563 Introduction to Linguistics

EDU563 Introduction to Linguistics

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. Cross-listed with ENG 463. Ten (10) hours of fieldwork required. (3 units)

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EDU595 Special Topics

EDU595 Special Topics

Focuses on special subjects of interest to current teachers. May be repeated for credit. (1-3 units)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Spring 2014 EDU595-B B Heyman, James R. 01/08/2014 Array Array - Array Online
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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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Literature

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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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
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ENG548 Tutorial Methods in Writing

ENG548 Tutorial Methods in Writing

This course is designed to prepare students to tutor writing. Course materials and activities focus around current composition, learning, and tutoring theories. Students will apply theory, interning six hours in the Academic Resources Center (ARC) at CBU or another tutoring center with consent of the instructor. (1-3 units)

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ENG549 Law and Literature

ENG549 Law and Literature

This course examines the role and function of narrative in law, and the role and function of law in major works of literature, to understand better both law and literature. Focuses on techniques associated with reading literature to read, understand and interpret law. (3 units)

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ENG565 Creative Writing Workshop

ENG565 Creative Writing Workshop

Designed as a workshop for graduate students, this course invites expressions of individual creativity, originality, and social/cultural consciousness. Genres range from poetry, short story, play, and novella. Publication of original works strongly encouraged. (3 units)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 ENG565-A A Updegraff, Derek J. 09/02/2014 Wednesday 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM TBA
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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 TBA
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Breadth and Perspective courses not previously applied to the degree may fulfill concentration requirements.


TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages)

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)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 ENG599-A A Renfro, Irina 09/02/2014 Tuesday 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM TBA
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