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ENGL 5302   (3-3-0)   Introduction to Linguistics
An introduction to the core linguistic areas of morphology, phonology, pragmatics, semantics, syntax, and related topics – with an emphasis on syntax and its application in stylistic analysis. This 5000-level course is cross-listed with a 4000-level course and includes specific graduate course requirements which reflect appropriate deeper learning experiences and rigor in the higher-level course.  Fall, Spring.
Prerequisite: None.
Cross Listed Courses: COMA 4302, ENGL 4301, MALA 5342


ENGL 5303   (3-3-0)   Modern Drama
Significant development in modern British, American, and European drama, naturalism, neoclassicism, romanticism, symbolism, expressionism, and existentialism; reading of representative plays from Ibsen to the present.  Fall, even-numbered years.
Prerequisite: None.


ENGL 5319   (3-3-0)   Introduction to Literary Theory
This course is an introduction to major currents in contemporary literary theory and their practical application to the study of literature. Topics may include structuralism, New Criticism, deconstruction, psychoanalytic theory, gender theory, post-colonial theory, Marxist theory, and other relevant theoretical approaches to the study of literature. Emphasis is placed upon understanding the cultural relevance of literary theories and how Christians may use and respond to them in a Christ-like and redemptive manner. This 5000-level course is cross-listed with a 4000-level course and includes specific graduate course requirements which reflect appropriate deeper learning experiences and rigor in the higher-level course.   Fall, Spring.
Prerequisite: None.
Cross Listed Courses: ENGL 4319


ENGL 5340   (3-3-0)   Studies in Global Literature
A study of literature that has emerged outside the western tradition, allowing for an examination of the rich diversity that comes from literature from other cultures around the globe. The majority of texts will be from non-western regions. Students may repeat the course for credit when content changes. This 5000-level course is cross-listed with a 4000-level course and includes specific graduate course requirements which reflect appropriate deeper learning experiences and rigor in the higher-level course.   Spring.
Prerequisite: None.
Cross Listed Courses: ENGL 4317


ENGL 5341   (3-3-0)   Modern Christian Authors
This course will acquaint students with one or more Modern Christian authors and their works. The students will be called upon to respond, in oral and written formats, to selected authors. May be repeated for credit when content changes. This 5000-level course is cross-listed with a 4000-level course and includes specific graduate course requirements which reflect appropriate deeper learning experiences and rigor in the higher-level course.   Fall.
Prerequisite: None.
Cross Listed Courses: ENGL 4314


ENGL 5344   (3-3-0)   Studies in Fiction
May concentrate upon a specific era or specific genre of novels or short stories. May be repeated for credit when the content changes. This 5000-level course is cross-listed with a 4000-level course and includes specific graduate course requirements which reflect appropriate deeper learning experiences and rigor in the higher-level course.   Spring, even-number of years.
Prerequisite: None.
Cross Listed Courses: ENGL 4309


ENGL 5346   (3-3-0)   Special Topics in English
Concentrates on specialized areas of literature. May be repeated for credit when content changes. Grade replacement for special topics courses may only be accomplished under special topics courses with the same topic and content. This 50000-level course is cross-listed with a 4000-level course and includes specific graduate course requirements which reflect appropriate deeper learning experiences and rigor in the higher-level course.  Periodically.
Prerequisite: None.
Cross Listed Courses: ENGL 4316


ENGL 5347   (3-3-0)   Studies in Drama
May concentrate upon a specific era or specific genre of drama. May be repeated for credit when the content changes. This 5000-level course is cross-listed with a 4000-level course and includes specific graduate course requirements which reflect appropriate deeper learning experiences and rigor in the higher-level course.   Fall, even-numbered years.
Prerequisite: None.
Cross Listed Courses: ENGL 4303


ENGL 5348   (3-3-0)   Studies in Poetry
May concentrate upon a specific era or genre of poetry. May be repeated for credit when content changes. This 5000-level course is cross-listed with a 4000-level course and includes specific graduate course requirements which reflect appropriate deeper learning experiences and rigor in the higher-level course.   Spring, odd-numbered years.
Prerequisite: None.
Cross Listed Courses: ENGL 4311


ENGL 5349   (3-3-0)   Shakespeare
A study of representative histories, comedies, and tragedies by Shakespeare with attention to the sources and background of his plays, to the Elizabethan scene, and to the significance of his works. Emphasis is placed upon research in critical and background resources, culminating in writing based on this research. This 5000-level course is cross-listed with a 4000-level course and includes specific graduate course requirements which reflect appropriate deeper learning experiences and rigor in the higher-level course.   Fall, even-numbered years.
Prerequisite: None.
Cross Listed Courses: ENGL 4312


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