English Graduate Courses

Advanced, in-depth study of the theoretical, historical, and practical aspects of technical and professional writing across diverse contexts, such as gender, race, sexuality, and socio-economic factors. Theoretical and historical contests shift with topics. Topics vary, may be taken up to twice with different topic. Requisites: ENGL 2080 or 2090 and ENGL 3080 or equivalent courses, or instructor approval. Meets with ENGL 4060.

  • 3 Credits

A study of the theoretical, historical, and practical aspects of technical and professional writing across cultures – including issues of translation, localization, international design, and/or communicating globally through various technologies. Requisites: ENGL 2080 or 2090 and ENGL 3080 or equivalent courses, or instructor approval. Meets with ENGL 4065.

  • 3 Credits

Advanced, in-depth study of the theoretical and practical aspects shaping the discipline of professional and technical writing, including the diverse historical and cultural contributions and accomplishments of theorists and practitioners. Theorists, practitioners, and historical contexts shift with topics. Can be repeated for credit with permission of instructor as long as topics are different. Prer., ENGL 3080, Junior or Senior standing.

  • 3 Credits

Traces the emergence of the novel from its subliterary roots in early 18th century to its stunning transformation by the early 19th century. Examines historical context, narrative techniques, theory of character, and major themes. Authors include Defoe, Richardson, Fielding, and Austen. Prer., ENGL 1310 or validated equivalent, ENGL 2010, and ENGL 3000. Meets with ENGL 4200.

  • 3 Credits

Continuation of ENGL 5200, but may be taken without previous novel course. Examines major British novels of the 19th century and early 20th century. Authors include Bronte, Dickens, Eliot, and Hardy. Prer., ENGL 1310 or validated equivalent, ENGL 2010, and ENGL 3000. Meets with ENGL 4210.

  • 3 Credits

Study of the American novel from its beginnings with the work of Charles Brockden Brown, through the 19th century, concluding with the work of Henry James. Will examine both artistic development of American writers and the novel’s functions as vehicles of cultural history. Prer., ENGL 1310 or validated equivalent, ENGL 2010, and ENGL 3000. Meets with ENGL 4230.

  • 3 Credits

Continuation of ENGL 5230. Covers development of the “Modern” realistic novel from beginning of the 20th century through 1945 and examines work of Wharton, Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Dreiser, Wright and others. Prer., ENGL 1310 or validated equivalent, ENGL 2010, and ENGL 3000. Meets with ENGL 4240.

  • 3 Credits

Study of major novelists and developments in the genre, with emphasis on British and American novels written since 1965. Prer., ENGL 1310 or validated equivalent, ENGL 2010, and ENGL 3000. Meets with ENGL 4250.

  • 3 Credits

Advanced study of such topics as early American and modern American poetry and literature of the early American frontier. May be repeated for credit with permission of department chair. Prer., ENGL 1310 or validated equivalent, ENGL 2010, and ENGL 3000. Meets with ENGL 4300.

  • 3 Credits

Topics may include medieval epic and romance, dramatic comedy, medieval comedy, satire. May be repeated for credit with permission of department chair. Prer., ENGL 1310 or validated equivalent, ENGL 2010, and ENGL 3000. Meets with ENGL 4400.

  • 3 Credits

Study of major works in prose, poetry, and drama of medieval Europe. May be repeated for credit with the permission of the department chair. Prer., ENGL 1310 or validated equivalent, ENGL 2010, and ENGL 3000. Meets with ENGL 4500.

  • 3 Credits

An advanced seminar in literary theory. Course is organized around a theoretical topic and emphasizes theory’s role in the interpretation of literary texts. Course topics vary by semester. May be repeated once with permission of department chair. Prer., Graduate students only. Meets with ENGL 4700.

  • 3 Credits

Study of Writing Center theory and practice. Students will participate in weekly observations and consultations in the Writing Center. Students in all majors are encouraged to enroll. Required for employment as a Writing Consultant at the Writing Center. Prer., ENGL 1310 and ENGL 1410. Meets with ENGL 4800.

  • 3 Credits

In-depth inquiry into theoretical topics in the teaching of writing in the public schools, with practical applications via the production of a theory-into-practice portfolio suitable to the topic. Topics vary. Prer., ENGL 3010. Meets with ENGL 4810.

  • 3 Credits

Introduces the theories, practices, and cultural power of rhetoric in ancient Greece and Rome. Also includes the debates surrounding the relevance of classical rhetoric to the teaching of writing today. Prer., ENGL 3010, ENGL 3110, and graduate standing, or instructor permission. Meets with ENGL 4820.

  • 3 Credits

Theoretical and practical study of writing processes across diverse contexts. Explores the rhetorical nature of writing and applies rhetorical theory and research to the teaching and practice of writing. Recommended for students and professionals interested in teaching writing in the public schools or at the college level, also intended for students interested in pursuing graduate studies in Rhetoric and Composition. Designed as a graduate seminar. Meets with ENGL 4830.

  • 3 Credits

Graduate training practicum for writing instructors at the college level. Theoretical inquiry and practical development of syllabi, course plans, and instructional materials. May be taken for a grade or Pass/Fail. Meets with ENGL 4840.

  • 3 Credits

Outline of the history of the English language including a brief survey of sound changes, of grammatical forms and of the vocabulary. Meets with ENGL 4850.

  • 3 Credits

Advanced, in-depth study of the theoretical and practical accomplishments of writers and rhetors across diverse historical contexts. Rhetors, theorists and historical contexts shift with topics. Prer., ENGL 1310 and ENGL 1410 or courses. Meets with ENGL 4860.

  • 3 Credits

Advanced, in-depth study of the rhetoric of a particular public issue. Issues, theoretical materials, historical moment, and readings shift with topic. May be taken two times as long as topics are different. Prer., ENGL 1310, ENGL 1410. Meets with ENGL 4880.

  • 3 Credits

Course topic will vary by semester. Consult Course Search on the UCCS website or the MyUCCS Portal for specific course content. May be repeated for credit with permission of department chair. Prer., ENGL 1310 or validated equivalent, ENGL 2000, ENGL 2010, and ENGL 3000. Meets with ENGL 4950.

  • 3 Credits

This literature seminar examines one aspect of William Shakespeare’s oeuvre deeply. It looks at the many facets of one work, one theme, or one character type, through the lenses of not only the playwright’s own plays, but also the contributions of his contemporaries and the larger cultural history. Graduate students will work with the professor in establishing graduate-level work. Meets with ENGL 4970.

  • 3 Credits

This course considers Shakespeare through the lenses of ecocriticism and ecofeminist theory. In doing so, not only does it enliven the natural world vocabulary more familiar to an audience more intimate with that world, it also considers the roles of economic inequality, gender norms, and racial categories in determining one’s relationship to that world. Meets with ENGL 4973.

  • 3 Credits

Authors to vary from semester to semester and may not be offered in any given year. Consult Course Search on the UCCS website or the MyUCCS Portal for specific information. May be repeated for credit with permission of department chairperson. Prer., ENGL 1310 or validated equivalent, ENGL 2010, and ENGL 3000. Meets with ENGL 4980.

  • 3 Credits

Graduate study in the major plays of Elizabethan and Stuart drama from the 1580s to the closing of the theaters in 1642. Consideration of representative sub-genres of comedy, history, tragedy, and romance in the context of their culture. Prer., ENGL 1310 or validated equivalent and ENGL 1500.

  • 3 Credits