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ENGL 5023: Second Language Acquisition

An investigation and analysis of the theoretical foundation of learning a second language as a guide to the effective teaching of English to limited English proficiency (LEP) students.

Note: May not be taken for credit after completion of ENGL 4023.

ENGL 5083: Seminar: English Language

Course content will vary.

Note: May be taken for credit after completion of ENGL 4083 or ENGL 5083 if course content differs.

ENGL 5093: Seminar in Creative Writing

Opportunity for students to refine style and technique in a genre of creative writing.

Note: May be repeated for credit after completion of ENGL 4093 or ENGL 5093 if course content varies.

ENGL 5173: Seminar in Film Studies

This course will examine debates within feminist film theory from structuralism and psychoanalysis in the 1970s to the post-colonial theory, queer theory and post-modernism in the 1990s. Analyses of specific films will focus on the cinematic representation of femininity and masculinity, gendered subjectivities within history and culture, and issues surrounding the cinematic apparatus and spectatorship.

ENGL 5213: American Folklore

A study of the forms and subjects of American folklore; folklore scholarship and bibliography; field work in collecting folklore.

Note: May not be taken for credit after completion of ENGL 4213.

ENGL 5283: Seminar: World Literature

Course content will vary.

Note: May be taken for credit after completion of ENGL 4283 or ENGL 5283 if course content differs.

ENGL 5383: Seminar: American Literature

Course content will vary.

Note: May be taken for credit after completion of ENGL 4383 or ENGL 5383 if course content differs.

ENGL 5483: Seminar: British Literature

Course content will vary.

Note: May be taken for credit after completion of ENGL 4483 or ENGL 5483 if course content differs.

ENGL 5683: Seminar in Gender Studies

Course content will vary.

Note: May be taken for credit after completion of ENGL 4683 or ENGL 5683 if course content differs.

ENGL 5703: Teaching English as a Second Language

An investigation and practice in teaching different levels of English grammar, oral communication, comprehension skills, reading, and composition to foreign students.

Note: May not be taken for credit after completion of ENGL 4703.

ENGL 5713: ESL Assessment

An introduction to the tools, techniques, and procedures for evaluating the English proficiency and language development of ESL students.

Note: May not be taken for credit after completion of ENGL 4713.

ENGL 5723: Teaching People of Other Cultures

An examination of cultural diversity in Arkansas and the United States, designed for prospective ESL teachers.

Note: May not be taken for credit after completion of ENGL 4723.

ENGL 6003: Introduction to English Graduate Study

An exploration of the ideas, methods and resources appropriate to the study of English language and literature.

Note: May not be taken for credit after completion of LA 6013.

ENGL 6013: Structure of the English Language

A study of the grammatical system of English through three different approaches: traditional, structural, and transformational-generative.

ENGL 6023: Composition Theory and Practice.

A study of composition theory, practice, and pedagogy.

ENGL 6033: Rhetoric

A study of the history, theory, and application of rhetoric.

ENGL 6083: Seminar in Linguistics

Course content will vary.

Note: May be taken for credit after ENGL 6083 if course content varies.

ENGL 6213: Topics in Literature

Examination of various topics through the intensive study of selected literature.

Note: May be repeated for credit if course content varies.

ENGL 6283: Literature and Society

A contextual study of selected works designed to explore the ways in which literature reflects and shapes society.

Note: May be repeated if course contents varies.

ENGL 6813: Directed Readings

A study of literary works selected from the M.A. in English Examination Reading List.

ENGL 6863: TESL Practicum

Prequisites: ENGL 5703 or TESL 5703 and at least nine hours toward the MA TESOL degree or permission of the instructor.

ENGL 6893 is a structured, advanced metods course, in which students will prepare and implement a series of English lessons, guided by the 12 national ENL (English as a New Language) standards.

ENGL 6881,6882,6883,6884,6885,6886: Workshop

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

The workshop will require the equivalency of fifteen clock hours of instruction per credit hour.

ENGL 6891,6892,6893,6894: Independent Study

Open to graduate students who wish to pursue individual study or investigation of some facet of knowledge which complements the purpose of the University's graduate program. Students will be required to plan their studies and prepare formal written reports of their findings.

Note: The selected topic may not constitute any duplication of study leading to the accomplishment of a thesis.

ENGL 6991,6992,6993,6994,6995,6996: Thesis Research

Prerequisite: Approval of a thesis plan by the Head of the Department of English and the Dean of Graduate College.

Directed Research on a thesis topic selected by the student in consultation with a supervising professor.