Course Offerings

ENGLISH (ENG)

Upper Division

507. Advanced Creative Writing: Poetry
Advanced-level workshop in poetry writing; discussion of student writing and exemplary texts by established poets. Formerly a topic under ENG 513. May be repeated with consent of M.F.A. graduate poetry coordinator. Prerequisite: ENG 417 or consent of instructor. (4 units)
508. Advanced Creative Writing: Fiction
Advanced-level workshop in fiction writing; discussion of student writing and exemplary texts by established fiction writers. Formerly a topic under ENG 513. May be repeated with consent of M.F.A. graduate fiction coordinator. Prerequisite: ENG 418 or consent of instructor. (4 units)
510. English in the Secondary Classroom
English as a secondary school subject including language, literature and composition. Special emphasis on problems of improving and assessing student writing. Prerequisites: ENG 306, 311 and at least two courses from ENG 301, 302, 303, 304. (4 units)
511. Creative Writing in the Secondary Classroom
Advanced methods for teaching the techniques of creative writing, focusing primarily on poetry and fiction. Intended for future elementary and secondary teachers. Requires a minimum six-hour field component. May be repeated for a total of 8 units. Prerequisite: ENG 317 or 318 with consent of instructor or graduate coordinator. (4 units)
513. Advanced Creative Writing in Specialized Genres
Advanced workshop in writing in a specialized genre, with discussion of student writing and of exemplary works by established writers. May be repeated for credit as subject matter changes. Prerequisite: ENG 417 or 418 or consent of instructor. (4 units)
515. Senior Seminar in Literature
Advanced study of a selected literary topic, including consideration of critical theory and methodology. May be repeated for credit as topics change. Prerequisites: senior standing (or junior standing with consent of instructor) and completion of at least two analysis courses (ENG 301, 302, 303, 304), and at least two additional upper-division courses in English. (4 units)
522. Independent Study in Writing
Projects in advanced writing: fiction, nonfiction, poetry or drama. A total of eight units may apply to the English major or toward graduation. Prerequisites: ENG 513 and departmental approval; students must be enrolled in the Creative Writing track and the project must be approved by an instructor. (4 units)
523. English Grammar II
Advanced study and analysis of grammatical structures of English. Prerequisites: ENG 311 and 420. (4 units)
524. Sociolinguistics
An examination of language within social and cultural contexts, including ethnic, social and regional dialect variations in the United States. Prerequisites: ENG 311 and 420. (4 units)
525. Seminar in Literary Theory and Criticism
Advanced study in special topics in literary theory and criticism. May be repeated for credit as topics change. (4 units)
526. English Phonetics and Phonology
Sounds and sound patterns of spoken English, with special attention to the pronunciation problems encountered by learners of English as a second language. Prerequisite: ENG 311. (4 units)
535. Images of Culture Through Children's Literature
Becoming acquainted with the children's literature of various cultures and organizing this literature for curricular choices. (Also offered as ERDG 642. Student may not receive credit for both.) Graduate students are required to do coursework appropriate for graduate students. Prerequisite: ERDG 620 for students enrolled in the College of Education; consent of instructor for other students. (4 units)
543. Literary Publication
Principles and methods of literary publication. Students function as a literary staff dealing with key aspects of the production process, including helping to select and edit, and proof read poems, short stories, artwork and plays. ENG 543A, 543B, and 543C may each be taken once for credit. Prerequisite: ENG 507 or 508; or current enrollment in the M.F.A. in Creative Writing; or consent of instructor.
  1. Solicitation of submissions; selections of materials; gathering, ranking and editing of submissions to the campus literary journal. (4 units)
  2. Production, layout, design and editing of the literary journal. (4 units)
  3. Publication process, organization of readings, and promotion of new issue of literary journal. (4 units)
565. Special Studies in Writing
Studies in particular topics in writing, such as assessment, learning theory and research on the teaching of writing. May be repeated for credit as topics change. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. (2 units)
566. Special Studies in Writing
Studies in particular topics in writing such as assessment, learning theory and research on the teaching of writing. May be repeated for credit as topics change. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. (4 units)
575. Internship in English
Supervised learning experience applying English-related skills in a work setting. A total of eight units may be applied toward graduation. Generally assumes 30 hours of work/study per unit of credit. Graded credit/no credit. Prerequisites: junior standing with at least 16 units of course work in English on this campus with an overall grade point average of 3.0 or better; consent of instructor; and departmental approval of a contract submitted in advance of the quarter in which the course is to be taken. (2-5 units)
595. Independent Study in Literature, Composition, or Linguistics
Independent study of selected themes, figures, and areas in literature, composition, or linguistics. May be repeated for a maximum of eight units of credit toward the B.A. in English and toward graduation. Prerequisites: a minimum overall grade point average of 3.0, consent of instructor, and departmental approval of a written proposal of a project submitted on a standard application filed in advance of the quarter in which the course is to be taken. (2-5 units)

Graduate/Postbaccalaureate

May not be taken by undergraduate students.
600. Critical Approaches to Literature
Study and practice of various critical approaches after the New Criticism, such as deconstructionism, feminism, reader response, and new historicism, with particular attention to their assumptions about the meaning and function of literature. Formerly ENG 650. Prerequisite: ENG 385 or consent of instructor. (4 units)
601. Seminar in Poetry
Advanced study in particular kinds of poetry, with special focus on generic issues or problems. May be repeated for credit as topics change. Prerequisite: ENG 600 or consent of instructor. (4 units)
602. Seminar in Dramatic Literature for Stage and Film
Advanced study in particular kinds of dramatic literature and film, with special focus on generic problems and issues. May be repeated for credit as topics change. (Also offered as TA 602. Students may not receive credit for both.) Prerequisite: ENG 600 or consent of instructor. (4 units)
603. Seminar in Fiction
Advanced study in particular kinds of fiction, with special focus on generic issues or problems. May be repeated for credit as topics change. Prerequisite: ENG 600 or consent of instructor. (4 units)
604. Seminar in Nonfiction Prose
Advanced study in particular kinds of nonfiction prose with special focus on generic issues or problems. May be repeated for credit as topics change. Prerequisite: ENG 600 or consent of instructor. (4 units)
605. Special Topics in Language Studies
Seminar in particular aspects of language studies and their empirical application. May be repeated for credit as topics change. Prerequisites: ENG 311 and 420. (4 units)
607. M.F.A. Workshop in Poetry
Graduate-level workshop in poetry with critical discussion of students' work and of poetry from established writers. Students generate new poems for each workshop and work toward developing a book-length manuscript. Students must complete the workshop each quarter of the program for a total of 24 units. Prerequisite: admission to the M.F.A. in Creative Writing, Poetry Concentration. (4 units)
608. M.F.A. Workshop in Fiction
Graduate-level workshop in fiction with critical discussion of students' work and of narratives from established writers. Students generate new work for each workshop and work toward developing a book-length manuscript. Students must complete the workshop each quarter of the program for a total of 24 units. Prerequisite: admission to the M.F.A. in Creative Writing, Fiction Concentration. (4 units)
609. Perspectives on Research
Critical study of research methods and resources in the fields of composition, linguistics and literature. (4 units)
612. Contemporary Composition and Discourse Theory
Examination of major texts and movements in contemporary composition and discourse theory. (4 units)
613. Seminar in Rhetoric and Composition
Advanced study in a specific area of rhetoric and composition theory. May be repeated for credit as topics change. Prerequisite: ENG 612. (4 units)
615. Discourse Analysis: Theories and Applications
Study and application of various linguistic approaches to analyzing spoken and written discourse. Prerequisite: ENG 311 or consent of instructor. (4 units)
616. Contrastive Rhetoric
Comparison and contrast of the rhetorical conventions of various genres as they are written in a variety of languages and discourse communities. Prerequisite: ENG 311 or consent of instructor. (4 units)
617. Linguistic Pragmatics
Seminar in the study of how language is used in contexts in relation to the speaker's goals and intentions. Application of major theories in the field to the analysis of actual language. Prerequisite: ENG 311 or consent of instructor. (4 units)
618. Stylistics
Examination of various linguistic and rhetorical devices that help writers of literary text to convey their messages and to produce intended effects. Prerequisite: ENG 311 or consent of instructor. (4 units)
619. Second Language Acquisition
Examination of competing theories and models of second language acquisition in both children and adults with a special focus on interlanguage studies, transfer, and input and interaction. Prerequisite: ENG 311 or consent of instructor. (4 units)
621. Approaches to Imaginative Writing
Traditional and contemporary approaches to imaginative writing; emphasis on means of encouraging different styles and modes of expression. Prerequisite: ENG 612 or consent of instructor. (4 units)
622. Creative Writers on Writing
Advanced study in the process of writing and publishing. Examines the artistic, practical and professional aspects of life as a working novelist, poet, screenwriter, or essayist. Other areas covered include literary and commercial magazines, the film industry, and literary agents. Prerequisites: ENG 621 and either ENG 687 or 688. (4 units)
625. TESL Methods and Materials for Speaking and Listening
Seminar in theory, methodology, and techniques in the teaching of listening comprehension, pronunciation and norms of conversation and classroom interchange to non-native speakers of English in an academic context. Prerequisites: ENG 311 and 420 or consent of instructor. (4 units)
626. TESL Methods and Materials for Reading and Writing
Seminar in theory and methodology of teaching reading (including techniques such as skimming and scanning, identifying contextual clues and audience assumptions), and writing (including genre analysis and the teaching of grammar through writing) to non-native speakers of English in an academic context. Prerequisites: ENG 311 and 420; or consent of instructor. (4 units)
630. Writing Center Studies
Examination of major texts and issues in contemporary writing center studies, including writing center theory, scholarship, and research; tutoring practice; and administration. Those completing this course with a grade of "B" (3.0) or better are eligible to participate in campus writing tutoring programs. Formerly ENG 530. Prerequisites: ENG 612 or consent of instructor. (4 units)
631. Approaches to Professional Writing
Emphasis on writing and teaching the techniques of composing professional reports, abstracts, reviews, and of editing technical manuals and preparing articles for professional journals. (4 units)
633. The Western Rhetorical Tradition I
Examination of major texts and movements in the history of rhetoric and writing studies, from the Classical period to the 18th century. May not be taken fro credit by students who have received credit for ENG 611. (4 units)
634. The Western Rhetorical Tradition II
Examination of major texts and movements in the history of rhetoric and writing studies, from the 19th century to the present. May not be taken fro credit by students who have received credit for ENG 611. (4 units)
651. Seminar in a Literary Topic
Advanced study in particular topics in literature. May be repeated for credit as topics change. Prerequisite: ENG 600 or consent of instructor. (4 units)
657. Sites of Praxis
Study of composition theory, research and pedagogy as practiced in sites such as writing across the curriculum programs, basic writing courses, writing centers, and community college classrooms. Prerequisite: ENG 612 or consent of instructor. (4 units)
658. Computers and Writing: Literacy and Technology
Examination and exploration of the ways in which computer technologies can be integrated into composition courses and literacy contexts of the workplace, and how they alter the understanding, acquisition, and teaching of literacy in our society and culture. Prerequisite: ENG 612 or consent of instructor. (4 units)
660. Issues in Teaching College Composition
Study of the theories, principles, and methods of teaching first-year composition. Prerequisite: ENG 612. (4 units)
662. Internship in Composition
A practical application of composition theory, research, and pedagogy. Supervised teaching in the composition classroom. May be repeated once for credit. Prerequisites: ENG 612; two courses from ENG 630, 621, 626, 657, 658, 660; and approval of the graduate coordinator. (2 units)
663. Internship in Literature
Practical experience working with students in an introductory literature course. Includes supervised teaching in the classroom and frequent consultations with the instructor. May be repeated once for credit. Prerequisites: ENG 612 and 650; one course from ENG 601, 602, 603, 604, 651; and approval of the graduate coordinator. (2 units)
664. Internship in ESL Teaching
Practical experience working with students in an ESL-designated classroom. Includes supervised teaching in the ESL classroom. May be repeated once for credit. Prerequisites: ENG 619 and 626; one course from ENG 523, 615, 616, 617; and approval of the graduate coordinator. (2 units)
666. Seminar in Writing
Studies in particular topics in writing. May be repeated for credit as topics change; a maximum of eight units of credit may be applied to the Master of Arts in English Composition program. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. (2 units)
670. Creative Writing Internship
Practical experience in the area of creative writing, such as editing, supervised teaching in a classroom, and other related activities. Designed for students in the second year of the M.F.A. in Creative Writing. Prerequisites: completion of at least 36 units of coursework required by the program, consent of instructor, and approval of the M.F.A. coordinators. (4 units)
687. Master's Project Seminar in Poetry
Final development and refinement of a book-length manuscript suitable for publication, and an abstract of the master's project. Must be taken in the Fall and Winter quarters of the second year of the program for a total of eight units. Prerequisites: completion of 12 units of ENG 607 and at least half of the master's project, and advancement to candidacy. (4 units)
688. Master's Project Seminar in Fiction
Final development and refinement of a book-length manuscript suitable for publication, and an abstract of the master's project. Must be taken in the Fall and Winter quarters of the second year of the program for a total of eight units. Prerequisites: completion of 12 units of ENG 608 and at least half of the master's project, and advancement to candidacy. (4 units)
695. Thesis Proposal/Comprehensive Examination Preparation
Preparation of thesis proposal and annotated bibliography, or preparation for comprehensive examination. Prerequisites: ENG 609, completion of 24 units in the program, and consent of the graduate coordinator. (2 units)
696. Graduate Independent Study
Advanced research on a specific topic, figure, or area in literature, composition, or linguistics. May be repeated for a maximum of eight units toward the M.A. in English Composition and graduation. Prerequisites: a minimum overall grade point average of 3.0, consent of instructor, and approval of the graduate coordinator. Proposals must be submitted on a standard application filed in advance of the quarter in which the course is to be taken. (2-5 units)
697. Thesis and Comprehensive Examination Independent Study
Research for the thesis and comprehensive exam. Cannot be used toward the 48 units in the M.A. in English Composition. Graded credit/no credit. May be repeated. Prerequisites: completion of coursework except for ENG 699A and 699B, or ENG 999 and approval of graduate coordinator. (2-6 units)
698. Continuous Enrollment for Graduate Candidacy Standing
Independent study leading to completion of requirements (other than course work) for the master's degree. To retain classified standing in the master's program, a student must enroll in 698 each quarter until the project or thesis is accepted or the comprehensive examination passed. Cannot be used to satisfy degree requirements. Students who enroll in 698 through the university have full use of all university facilities. See Page 370, Culminating Experience: Exam, Thesis, or Project. Prerequisites: advancement to candidacy and approval of program graduate coordinator or, if an interdisciplinary studies major, consent of the Dean of Graduate Studies. 698 is a variable unit course, see Page 43 for fee schedule. Earned units are not degree-applicable nor will they qualify for financial aid. (0-6 units)
699. Thesis
Independent graduate research in English composition and rhetoric, literature, linguistics, applied linguistics, or teaching English as a second language, culminating in a written thesis.
  1. Thesis. Prerequisites: graduate committee approval of the thesis proposal, advancement to candidacy, approval of the of graduate coordinator, completion of all other required courses for the M.A. in English Composition, and good academic standing. (2 units)
  2. Thesis and Research. Prerequisites: graduate committee approval of the thesis proposal, advancement to candidacy, approval of the graduate coordinator, completion of all other required courses for the M.A. in English Composition, and good academic standing. (2 units)
999. Comprehensive Examination
Assessment of the student's ability to integrate the knowledge of the area, show critical and independent thinking, and demonstrate mastery of the subject matter. Students may not enroll in ENG 999 before their last quarter of coursework in the M.A. in English Composition. Graded credit/no credit. Prerequisites: ENG 695; advancement to candidacy, approval of the graduate coordinator, and good academic standing. (0 units)

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