Graduate Courses

For descriptions of individual courses, students should consult the appropriate graduate catalog, which is maintained by the university's Office of the Registrar.

  • ENGL 500 - Teaching Writing: Theories and Practices
  • ENGL 506 - Advanced Technical Writing
  • ENGL 507 - Technical Editing
  • ENGL 525 - The Study of Adolescent Literature
  • ENGL 563 - Grammar and Language for Teachers
  • ENGL 600 - Introduction to Literary Scholarship
  • ENGL 606 - Teaching Professional Writing
  • ENGL 607 - Business Writing and Editing (asynchronous online)
  • ENGL 608 - Professional and Technical Writing (asynchronous online)
  • ENGL 609 - Writing in Digital Spaces (asynchronous online)
  • ENGL 610 - Grant and Proposal Writing (asynchronous online)
  • ENGL 612 - Electronic Portfolio Writing (asynchronous online)*
  • ENGL 611 - Creative Writing
  • ENGL 621 - Principles of Literary Criticism
  • ENGL 629 - Critical Approaches to Teaching Literature
  • ENGL 631 - Studies in Middle English Literature
  • ENGL 633 - Studies in English Renaissance
  • ENGL 635 - Studies in Restoration and 18th Century British Literature
  • ENGL 637 - Studies in 19th-Century British Literature
  • ENGL 639 - Studies in 20th-Century Literature
  • ENGL 644 - Studies in American Literature I (to 1861)
  • ENGL 645 - Studies in American Literature II (since 1861)
  • ENGL 648 - Studies in Oral and Written Literature of Appalachia
  • ENGL 651 - Teaching Expository Writing
  • ENGL 653 - Studies in Women's Literature
  • ENGL 655 - Practicum in the Teaching of Expository Writing
  • ENGL 663 - Linguistics
  • ENGL 680 - Special Topics in English
  • ENGL 698 - Directed Study
  • ENGL 699 - Research and Thesis

*ENGL 612 - Electronic Portfolio Writing (asynchronous online) is a 1-credit course that is reserved for students enrolled in the Graduate Certificate in Professional Writing.

Course Cycle

A variety of courses are offered each semester. While some courses are offered only once a year, many classes are offered every semester. The lists below include anticipated course offerings for graduate students. Graduate courses begin at the 500 level.

Disclaimer: This projection of course offerings is provided to students and faculty advisors to assist in schedule planning. Although the department will make every effort to offer courses as described, unforeseen circumstances (for example, the unavailability of a qualified faculty member) may make an occasional modification necessary.

Courses Offered in Even Fall Semesters

  • ENGL 600 - Introduction to Literary Scholarship
  • ENGL 633 - Studies in English Renaissance
  • ENGL 639 - 20th Century Literature *
    (British emphasis)
  • ENGL 644 - American Literature I
  • ENGL 648 - Oral & Written Appalachian Literature
  • ENGL 651 - Teaching Expository Writing
  • ENGL 655 - Practicum in Teaching Writing
  • ENGL 663 - Linguistics
  • ENGL 680 - Special Topics (one course)

*Studies in 20th Century Literature may include works of American, British, continental and non-western writers, but should have an announced emphasis in British authors when offered in even fall semesters.

Courses Offered in Even Spring Semesters

  • ENGL 606 - Technical and Business Writing
  • ENGL 611 - Creative Writing
  • ENGL 621 - Principles of Literary Criticism
  • ENGL 637 - Studies in 19th Century British Literature (Victorian)
  • ENGL 639 - 20th Century Literature *
    (British emphasis)
  • ENGL 645 - American Literature II
  • ENGL 680 - Special Topics (one course)

*Studies in 20th Century Literature may include works of American, British, continental and non-western writers, but should have an announced emphasis in British authors when offered in even fall semesters.

Courses Offered in Odd Fall Semesters

  • ENGL 600. Introduction to Literary Scholarship
  • ENGL 631. Studies in Middle English Literature
  • ENGL 637. Studies in 19th Century British Literature (Romanticism)
  • ENGL 644. American Literature I
  • ENGL 648. Oral and Written Literature of Appalachia
  • ENGL 651. Teaching Expository Writing
  • ENGL 655. Practicum in Teaching Writing
  • ENGL 663. Linguistics
  • ENGL 680. Special Topics (one course)

Courses Offered in Odd Spring Semesters

  • ENGL 606. Technical and Business Writing
  • ENGL 611. Creative Writing
  • ENGL 621. Principles of Literary Criticism
  • ENGL 635. Studies in Restoration-18th Century British Literature
  • ENGL 645. Studies in American Literature II
  • ENGL 653. Studies in Women's Literature
  • ENGL 655. Practicum in Teaching Writing
  • ENGL 680. Special Topics (two courses)