ENGL 301 Introduction to Bibliography and Research Methods 3.0; 3 cr.
An introduction to bibliography and research methodologies in the study of language or literary studies. Annually.
ENGL 302 British Literature Before 1800 3.0; 3 cr.
A course whose topic varies from semester to semester. The topic, however, is always chosen from material written before 1800. Annually.
ENGL 303 British Literature After 1800 3.0; 3 cr.
A course whose topic varies from semester to semester, depending on the interests of the professor and the needs of the students. The topic is always chosen from material written after 1800. Annually.
ENGL 304 American Literature 3.0; 3 cr.
A course whose topic varies from semester to semester but always focuses on some aspect of American literature. Annually.
ENGL 305 Graduate Tutorial in Literature 3.0; 3 cr.
A course offered to students on an individual basis. The topic can include any aspect of British or American literature. Annually.
ENGL 306 Selected Topics in Literature 3.0; 3 cr.
A course that addresses aspects of British or American literature or literary theory that are not typically addressed in other courses offered by the department. Topics may vary from semester to semester. Annually.
ENGL 325 World Literature 3.0; 3 cr.
A course whose topic varies from semester to semester. It deals with aspects of non-English and non-American literature written in English. Annually.
ENGL 326 Advanced Translation Theory and Practice 3.0; 3 cr.
A close examination of major translation theories, both traditional and linguistic, and an application of these theories to the practice of translation, both literary and technical, in Arabic and English. Annually.
ENGL 327 Sociolinguistics 3.0; 3 cr.
A course intended to provide an in-depth analysis of the issues related to the study of the interaction between language and society. This course covers such topics as geographical and social dialects, multilingualism, language and gender, ethnography of speaking, discourse analysis, language planning, and language attitudes. Annually.
ENGL 329 Grammatical Studies in Old and Middle English Literature 3.0; 3 cr.
A close reading and grammatical examination of selected texts in the original. Exact content to be determined by the instructor. Annually.
ENGL 341 Phonology 3.0; 3 cr.
A survey of theories of phonological description including phonemics, distinctive features, and generative phonology; an application of these theories to actual linguistic data from various languages with concentration by each student on one specific problem. Annually.
ENGL 342 Theoretical Linguistics 3.0; 3 cr.
A study of readings in advanced grammar that have contributed to the formulation of theories of language description; e.g., transformational grammar, stratificational grammar, generative semantics, pragmatics, government, and binding. Annually.
ENGL 344 Graduate Tutorial in Linguistics 3.0; 3 cr.
A tutorial offered to students on an individual basis. The topics can include any aspect of the study of linguistics that both instructor and student agree on. Annually.
ENGL 345 Language Acquisition 3.0; 3 cr.
A survey of studies in first and second language acquisition. Emphasis is placed on stages of acquisition and the strategies used by children in acquiring their native language. Comparisons between first and second language acquisition are drawn with implication for language teaching. Annually.
ENGL 346 Issues in Applied Linguistics 3.0; 3 cr.
A course whose topic varies from semester to semester. It deals with major topics and issues in language study such as multilingualism and multiculturalism, assessment and evaluation, language and education, and intercultural communication. Annually.
ENGL 399 MA Thesis 9 cr.
ENGL 338 Writing in The Disciplines
(This course is offered ONLY for Graduate students who are not English Language and Literature Majors)
The main purpose of this course is to prepare students for graduate-level academic writing. Topics include academic writing style, academic writing in different disciplines, accuracy and clarity in writing, the writing process, argumentation, referencing and documentation styles, plagiarism, paraphrasing, summarizing, critiquing, and evaluating sources. Each semester.