Graduate Course Offerings

Graduate Course Offerings

The Winter Session and Spring 2014 English Graduate Courses at Kutztown University will soon be here. We have some great offerings with really terrific faculty. We’ll look forward to seeing you in class! A List of Exciting Summer Courses is currently being developed. Keep an eye out for that so you can plan for summer learning. You can view a complete listing of existing graduate courses and their descriptions here.

Summer 2014 Course Descriptions (Summer 2)
ENU 407—Teaching Literature
Dr. Carissa Pokorny-Golden
This course focuses on the understanding of the various forms, their development and proliferation, along with instruction in newer methods of teaching literature at the high school level.
ENU 511—Writing Workshop for Teachers
Dr. Moe Folk
This course is designed to support the teaching of writing and to encourage teachers to write. Students will write and respond to writing in a mutually supportive community of peers. This particular class will focus on digital writing, drafting, and evaluation.
Fall 2014 Course Offerings
WRI 400—Creative Writing: Theory and Practice
Prof. Jeffrey Voccola
This is a graduate-level writing course that will focus on the production of short fiction. Using the works of contemporary writers as models, students will explore various writing styles consistent with the practice of contemporary writing…(more)
ENG 493—The Twentieth Century British Novel
Dr. Curt Herr
This class will take a readerly approach to studying some of the most prestigious writers and influential novels in the canon of 20th Century British literature. We will explore sexualities, sensuality, and the modern relationship with D. H. Lawrence and Somerset Maugham, the lyrical firmament of Virginia Woolf, and the prosaic search for power versus the human spirit…(more)
ENG 502—Introduction to English Studies: Traditions, Boundaries, and Change
Dr. Amy Lynch-Biniek
This course is a revision of and replacement for ENG 502 Problems of Research in English. This course provides beginning graduate students an introduction to the history, traditions, issues, problems, and debates of English Studies.
ENG 511—Contemporary Indigenous Rhetorics
Dr. Amanda Morris
This course provides graduate students with an introduction to the field of Indigenous Rhetorics, including its rhetorical traditions and practices, issues, problems, history, and cultural contexts of various indigenous communities…(more)
ENG 551—Postcolonial Literary Theory and Texts (Online)
Dr. Colleen Clemens
This course provides an overview of the leading currents, issues, and debates in Postcolonial theory, including the definition of field, gender, political, and resistance issues and an in-depth look at Postcolonial literary texts…(more)
ENG 591—Shakespeare
Dr. Jennifer Forsyth
For a number of controversial subjects, Shakespeare’s works have been volatile, high-stakes sites of debate in performance, debate, and pop culture. Through, I hope, vigorous and rigorous classroom discussions and writing about Shakespeare’s plays and poems…(more)
Spring 2014 Courses
ENG 548—Early American Literature: 1607-1800
Dr. John Ronan
This graduate survey of American literature to 1800 will take students through a rich and diverse set of texts: from Native American oral narratives (Iroquois, Lakota, Seneca) to the writings of European explorers …(more)
ENG 560—Critical Writing
Dr. Janice Chernekoff
This course steps back from the erroneous assumption that students begin graduate school possessing sufficient knowledge and experience to be completely successful writers in academic, professional, and public spaces. …(more)
ENG 575—Seminar in Literary Theory
Dr. Jonathan Imber Shaw
This semester’s version of the seminar will focus on four major trends in twentieth century literary critical and theoretical discourse…(more)
ENG 576—Seminar in Film and Media Studies
Dr. Tony Bleach
Students in this course will have the opportunity to explore basic and advanced issues in
film and media theory and criticism. A wide range of media artifacts will be studied…(more)
ENU 405—Teaching Writing
Dr. Amy Lynch-Biniek
Teaching Writing is open to graduate students and advanced undergraduates. This course explores what it means to be effective teachers of composition in the 21st century. …(more)
Fall 2013 Courses
ENG 502—Introduction to English Studies
Dr. Kevin Mahoney
This course provides beginning graduate students an introduction to the history, traditions, issues, problems, and debates of English Studies….(more)
ENG 557—Digital Rhetoric and Composition
Dr. Moe Folk
This course centers on the following questions  1) How does writing (and the reception of writing) change when digital technologies make new kinds of texts possible almost daily?…(more)
ENG 564—Cultural Studies Seminar in American Modernism
Dr. Andrew Vogel
This course is designed to explore theories of Cultural Studies, Cultural Materialism, and New Historicism and then model the research methods of these schools in the study of American Modernism so that students may become adept at cultural studies research…(more)
ENG 565—Seminar in British Literature
Dr. Anne DeLong
This course will focus on the theme of British fantasy: myths, legends, fairy tales, Gothic horror, and utopian and dystopian fantasies…(more)
ENU 405—Teaching Writing
Dr. Patricia Pytleski
Teaching Writing is open to graduate students and advanced, talented undergraduates. Conducted as a workshop, we will explore what it means to be an effective teacher of composition and ways in which to enhance writing skills in English classes in general…(more)

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