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EN 601 Introduction to Graduate English Research (3) This course is designed to aid students in research and creating bibliographic entries. Students learn how to use the library systems. Summer, OL.
EN 611 Graduate English Research Project (3) Prereq.: EN 601. Under the supervision of advisory faculty, the student will complete a thorough, original research project. Summer, Spring.
EN 620 History of the English Language (3) Students learn English sounds, word constructions, sentence structures, and word meanings in a developmental and historical context so that they may more readily teach the phonology, morphology, and syntax of English. Students examine the progress of the English language from old English to modern English. Summer odd, Fall odd, OL.
EN 630 Structural Concepts in Written Communication (3) Competency: English Grammar and Composition. This course is designed to prepare students to effectively teach grammar and composition. Students will analyze the English language according to its syntax, usage, and parts of speech and will evaluate strategies for teaching grammar and composition in light of a traditional philosophy of education. Summer even, Spring odd, OL.
EN 650 Studies in American Literature (3) Competency: American Literature. Representative works from major authors are studied for meaning and appreciation. In addition to learning the basic history of American literature, the student will learn how to identify literary themes and interpret literature from a traditional Christian perspective. Students will demonstrate interpretive and analytical skills in a class paper. Summer even, Fall even, OL.
EN 660 Studies in British Literature (3) Competency: British Literature. Representative works from major authors are examined for meaning and appreciation. In addition to learning the basic history of British literature, the student will learn how to identify literary themes and interpret literature from a traditional Christian perspective. Summer odd, Spring even, OL.
EN 700 Independent Study (3) Prereq.: ED 726 or 728. This course is a 15-week independent academic research study. Students submit a one-page project proposal explaining the specific research question and listing a minimum of 15 preliminary sources for approval by the instructor of record. Research will result in a 25- to 30-page research paper and a multimedia presentation.