Courses and Syllabi

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English Courses

Undergraduate

300-Level Courses in ENGH

ENGH 375: Web Authoring and Design (3 Credits)

Provides a rhetorical foundation for web authoring and design in professional settings. Students will learn basic principles of writing for the web, information architecture, coding for accessibility, and usability testing. The production-oriented component of the course provides instruction in writing valid code and practice with web- and graphic-editing software tools. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: Satisfaction of University requirements in 100-level English and in Mason Core literature.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

ENGH 376: Rhetoric and New Media (3 Credits)

Critical reading of new media texts and creation of technology-enriched texts in variety of rhetorical genres. Instructs students in rhetoric of new media, whether produced as hypertext, multimedia, or interactive digital productions. Technology-enriched activities present complex textuality of words, images, word-as-image, and kinetic text. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: Satisfaction of University requirements in 100-level English and in Mason Core literature.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

ENGH 377: Digital Creative Writing (3 Credits)

Combined workshop and studio course in technological and aesthetic issues of reading and writing hypermedia texts with emphasis on poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, mixed genre, drama, or performance. Explores how genre meets hypertext and hypermedia in original creative work. Includes techniques in authoring interactive hypermedia projects using digital media tools. Notes: May include reading assignments in hypertext and hypermedia theory. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: ENGL 396/ENGH 396 or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

ENGH 380: Introduction to Writing and Rhetoric (3 Credits)

Introduces students to the field of writing studies, with a focus on definitions of writing and rhetoric and research methods applied to the study of writing from the perspective of multiple disciplines. Provides an overview of both historical and contemporary approaches to studying writing as object, process, practice, and occupation. Limited to three attempts.
Specialized Designation: Discovery of Scholarship.
Recommended Prerequisite: ENGL 302/ENGH 302 is recommended.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

ENGH 382: Writing Nonfiction Genres (3 Credits)

Advanced practice in analyzing and writing nonfiction forms such as essay, profile, article, and technical or scientific report, depending on student's interests. Notes: Not to be taken concurrently with ENGH 399 or 486, and not to be taken by students who have taken ENGH 486. Not a remedial course. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: Satisfaction of University requirements in 100-level English and in Mason Core literature.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

ENGH 386: Editing for Audience, Style, and Voice (3 Credits)

Introduces editing as a textual and rhetorical practice. Addresses copyediting, stylistics, and design; revisions based on audience, purpose, and genre; multimedia editing; interactions between editors and authors. (Not a remedial course in fixing sentence errors.) Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: Satisfaction of University requirements in 100-level English and in Mason Core literature.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

ENGH 388: Professional and Technical Writing (3 Credits)

Intensive study and practice in various forms of professional and technical writing, including proposals, reports, instructions, news releases, white papers, and correspondence. Emphasizes writing for variety of audiences, both lay and informed, and writing within various professional and organizational contexts. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: ENGL 302/ENGH 302.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

ENGH 393: Forms of Nonfiction (3 Credits)

Intensive study of and practice in various forms of nonfiction writing, through analyzing models and completing weekly writing assignments. Includes in-depth discussion and practice in such forms as biographies, documentaries, editorials, interviews, reports, reviews, and essays. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: ENGH 396.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

ENGH 399: Creative Nonfiction Writing (3 Credits)

Workshop in reading and writing of nonfiction that makes use of literary techniques normally thought of in context of fiction, such as evoking senses and use of dialog. Original student work read and discussed in class and conferences with instructor. Includes technical exercises in artful creating of nonfiction; may include reading assignments. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: ENGL 309/ENGH 382 or ENGL 396/ENGH 396, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

400-Level Courses in ENGH

ENGH 459: Internship (1-3 Credits)

Under supervision of a faculty director, students report and reflect on their work as interns at organizations of their choosing, usually in writing and/or editing positions. For 3 credits, students work on site at least 135 hours as specified in the agreement developed with the internship supervisor and approved by the faculty director. Notes: Contact the English Department one semester prior to enrollment. No more than 3 credits can be counted in concentration or English minor. May be repeated with permission of department. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 6 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: Permission of internship director. 60 credits. English majors need 18 credits of English (3 credits of 100-level English course; 3-6 credits of 200-level English courses; 3 credits of ENGL302/ENGH 302 and 6-9 credits of upper-level English courses). Non-English majors must meet the same requirements, except that they replace one upper-level English course with an upper-level course in their major.
Schedule Type: Internship
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

ENGH 483: Technical Editing (3 Credits)

Instruction in revising, editing, and preparing specialized writing for print production. Emphasizes methods of achieving clarity, accuracy, and completeness. Lecture and discussion on editing and printing techniques; practical exercise in revision, layout, and production. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

ENGH 484: RS: Writing Ethnography (3 Credits)

Study and practice of ethnographic writing. Students conduct ethnographic investigations and practice journal keeping, field note recording, interviewing, transcription, and interpretation. Includes introduction to current issues in ethnographic writing. Limited to three attempts.
Mason Core: Capstone
Specialized Designation: Research/Scholarship Intensive
Recommended Prerequisite: ENGH 302.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

ENGH 485: Document Design (3 Credits)

Theory and practice of using computer programs to design and produce publications including brochures, fliers, newsletters, and small magazines. Includes readings, writing papers. and producing and editing copies and original publications. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

ENGH 486: RS: Writing Nonfiction for Publication (3 Credits)

Workshop course. Intensive practice in advanced nonfiction writing; emphasizes writing for publication. Occasional special topics sections in such forms as autobiography and scientific writing. Limited to three attempts.
Mason Core: Capstone
Specialized Designation: Research/Scholarship Intensive
Recommended Prerequisite: ENGL 309/ENGH 382 or ENGL 399/ENGH 399 or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

ENGH 488: Topics in Writing and Rhetoric (3 Credits)

Advanced studies in rhetoric and writing. Introduces key rhetorical terminology and examines how texts construct meaning and how those meanings are determined within social contexts. Topics may include the relationship between rhetorics and poetics, rhetoric and new media, histories of rhetoric, global rhetorics, argument theory, discourse analysis, theories of technical communication, or advanced theories of composition and pedagogy. Notes: May be repeated when topic is different with permission of department. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: Satisfaction of University requirements in 100-level English and in Mason Core literature.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

ENGH 489: Proposal Writing and Development (3 Credits)

Provides foundation in the skills and knowledge required to effectively create proposals for various types of organizations. Emphasizes best practices in management, presentation, and research skills necessary to find funding, manage proposal efforts, and build relationships with funders. Reviews editing, concision, and technical writing skills required for proposal writers. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: ENGH 302.
Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

Graduate

500-Level Courses in ENGH

ENGH 501: Introduction to Professional Writing and Rhetoric (3 Credits)

Provides historical and theoretical background in professional writing and editing in a seminar format. Explores professional writing's emergence as a field of scholarship and practice, emphasizes the relationships between rhetorical theories and practice, and introduces students to bibliographic research in the field. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

ENGH 502: Research Methods in Rhetoric and Professional Writing (3 Credits)

Introduces theory, methods, and ethics of conducting research in rhetoric and professional writing. Students learn to conduct and evaluate research that may include rhetorical analysis, discourse analysis, historical methods, ethnography, user-centered design, document and usability testing, and others. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

ENGH 503: Theory and Practice of Editing (3 Credits)

Instruction in revising, editing, and preparing specialized writing for printing. Emphasizes methods of achieving clarity, accuracy, and completeness. Lecture and discussion on editing and printing techniques; practical exercise in revision, layout, and production. Notes: May be repeated when topic is different. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

ENGH 504: Internship (1-6 Credits)

Under supervision of a faculty director, students report and reflect on their work as interns at organizations of their choosing, usually in writing and/or editing positions. For 3 credits, students work on site at least 135 hours as specified in the agreement developed with the internship supervisor and approved by the faculty director. Notes: Contact the English Department one semester prior to enrollment. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Internship
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

ENGH 505: Document Design (3 Credits)

Theory and practice of using computer programs to design and produce publications including brochures, fliers, newsletters, and small magazines. Includes readings, writing papers, and producing and editing copies and original publications. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

ENGH 506: Research for Narrative Writing (3 Credits)

Combines study of basic research tools with field work and writing workshop experience. Helps students develop techniques and skills necessary for writing a research-dependent project of sufficient complexity to be of book or long essay length. Emphasis on finding story behind facts, using material from numerous sources. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

ENGH 507: Web Authoring and Design (3 Credits)

Provides a rhetorical foundation for web authoring and design in professional settings. Teaches basic principles of writing for the web, information architecture, coding for accessibility, and usability testing. Production-oriented component provides instruction in writing valid code and practice with web- and graphic-editing software tools. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

ENGH 508: Digital Rhetoric (3 Credits)

Provides an examination of major works on digital rhetoric and digital media framed by contemporary rhetorical theories that inform the emergent field of digital rhetoric. Course work includes projects that engage in the design, analysis, and assessment of digital media. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

ENGH 509: Proposal Writing and Development (3 Credits)

Provides foundation in the skills and knowledge required to effectively create proposals for various types of organizations. Emphasizes best practices in management, presentation, and research skills necessary to find funding, manage proposal efforts, and build relationships with funders. Reviews editing, concision, and technical writing skills required for proposal writers. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

ENGH 514: Theories of Comparative Literature (3 Credits)

Intensive study of major theories of comparative literature with special emphasis on development and redefinition of comparative outlook, from Great Books and Western Canon to transnationalism, multiculturalism, and intercultural studies. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: CL 300 and senior standing, or B.A. degree, or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

ENGH 551: Introduction to Literary Theory (3 Credits)

Introduction to selected critical theories pertinent to textual analysis. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

ENGH 565: Forms of Nonfiction (3 Credits)

Intensive study of and practice in various forms of nonfiction writing through analyzing models and weekly writing assignments. Includes biographies, documentaries, editorials, interviews, reports, reviews, and essays. Notes: Other interested graduate students should contact the English Department at (703) 993-2763. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to MFA concentration in nonfiction; ENGL 489/ENGH 486 or equivalent, or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

600-Level Courses in ENGH

ENGH 609: Online Writing (3 Credits)

Offers a craft seminar in writing for social media and online platforms. Students develop an online identity and presence, and compose work for public dissemination. Numerous writing assignments mixed with reading followed by careful analytical and craft discussions. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

ENGH 611: Studies in Rhetoric (3 Credits)

Reading and discussion of several major texts that address patterns of discourse, communication, and other issues of rhetoric. Notes: Content varies. Recent offerings include 20th century rhetoric, collaborative writing, and computers and rhetoric. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

ENGH 612: Cultures of Professional Writing (3 Credits)

Students work as ethnographers, studying selected sites where people write professionally, and analyzing ways production and reception of writing contribute to and result from local culture of each site. Lecture and workshop format. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

ENGH 613: Technical Communication (3 Credits)

Intensive study of theory and practice of technical and scientific writing, with emphasis on writing for variety of audiences. Focuses on writing and evaluating formal reports, articles for lay and technical audiences, proposals, theses, manuals, and other forms of technical prose. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

ENGH 615: Proseminar in Composition Instruction (3 Credits)

Methods of teaching expository writing. Includes consideration of planning courses, practice in teaching and grading papers, and study of recent developments in teaching writing. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

ENGH 616: Nonfiction Writing Workshop (1-6 Credits)

Intensive practice in craft of nonfiction and study of creative process. Intended for students already familiar with traditional and contemporary nonfiction, and already writing original nonfiction. Notes: At discretion of instructor, reading may be required. May be repeated for credit with permission of department. May be repeated within the degree.
Recommended Prerequisite: ENGL 565/ENGH 565 which may be taken concurrently, and permission of instructor, except for MFA students in the concentration.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

ENGH 620: Topics in Pedagogy (3 Credits)

Offers advanced study of teaching practices in literature, composition, creative writing, linguistics, folklore, or film and media studies. Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic is different. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 12 credits.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

ENGH 675: Feminist Theory and Criticism (3 Credits)

Presents historically based introduction to major debates within feminist theory and criticism. Stressing gender in literature and its interpretation, explores diverse collection of feminist interpretive practices. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

ENGH 676: Introduction to Cultural Studies (3 Credits)

Advanced introduction to theoretical practice known as cultural studies, with attention to role in textual studies. Part of interdisciplinary cultural studies PhD and MA in English programs. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

ENGH 689: Advanced Proposal Writing (3 Credits)

Introduces the federal contract and grants proposal process and provides an overview of the federal acquisition process, the capture and proposal management processes, and best practices for writing winning proposals in the federal arena. Students work individually and in teams to write and manage proposals. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: ENGH 509.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

ENGH 690: Special Topics in Writing and Rhetoric (3 Credits)

Includes readings and discussion in a wide range of topics related to writing and rhetoric. May focus on a specific theory, method or practice in writing and rhetoric. Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic varies. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 12 credits.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

ENGH 695: Northern Virginia Writing Project Inservice Program (1-3 Credits)

Offered at request of school division or other education agency to assist teachers in improving student writing and use of writing to learn. Notes: Content varies. May be repeated for credit with permission of department. May be repeated within the term.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

ENGH 696: Northern Virginia Writing Project Teacher/Research Seminar (3 Credits)

Acquaints classroom teachers with current research on composing as well as methods of studying writing in school settings. Participants collect data and write up results of their research. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: ENGL 615/ENGH 615, ENGL 695/ENGH 695 the Northern Virginia Writing Project Summer Institute, or other course in the teaching of writing.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

ENGH 697: Composition Theory (3 Credits)

Acquaints classroom teachers with theory relating to writing and teaching composition. Focuses on explaining theories of participants, reading works of leading theorists, and developing statement describing implications of theoretical consistency in teaching writing. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

700-Level Courses in ENGH

ENGH 702: Research Methods in Rhetoric and Writing (3 Credits)

Explores a variety of text-based and empirical approaches and methods for addressing questions and problems related to public rhetoric and writing programs. Seminar participants work through a complete research design and pilot study. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

ENGH 710: Core Readings in Writing Studies (3 Credits)

Provides students new to the PhD in Writing and Rhetoric with the opportunity to read widely in the fields of composition, professional writing, and public rhetoric. Students will examine and develop graduate-level reading practices, while exploring the main subfields of writing studies. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate or Non-Degree.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Satisfactory/No Credit scale.

ENGH 720: Histories of Institutional Rhetorics (3 Credits)

Examines the development of rhetorics within their historical and institutional contexts. Investigates rhetoric and rhetoricians across the development of oral rhetorics and the shift to written genres, the rise of scientific discourses, and the establishment of educational and bureaucratic organizations. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

ENGH 722: Composition Pedagogies and Programs in Context (3 Credits)

Examines scholarship on pedagogy, curriculum design and assessment, faculty development, and program management related to the practice of teaching or training writers in an institutional setting: two- and four-year colleges, K-12 schools, and workplace training seminars. Students will complete independent projects analyzing a current or potential writing program. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

ENGH 724: Professional Writing Theory and Research (3 Credits)

Examines current research in the field and the theories that inform it. Special emphasis is placed on workplace contexts and users in technological contexts. Course may include theories and methods such as activity theory, actor-network theory, complexity theory, cross-cultural rhetoric, digital rhetoric, discourse analysis, ethnography, genre theory, usability, and systems theory. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

ENGH 726: Rhetorical Theory and Public Spaces (3 Credits)

Covers the major theories of public rhetoric and the public sphere; explores how rhetoric influences public perceptions; examines publics as a site of interpretive mediation. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

ENGH 797: Projects in Professional Writing and Rhetoric (3 Credits)

Students complete a capstone project guided by instructor and a faculty consultant. Reflecting on theories and methods learned in previous course work and applying them to a concrete rhetorical situation, students produce a professional-quality project for a primary audience located in the professional workplace or the discipline of rhetoric and professional writing. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: 21 credits in MA coursework, including the core, theory, PWR and Writing requirements, or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Satisfactory/No Credit scale.

ENGH 798: Directed Reading and Research (1-6 Credits)

Reading, research, and writing on specific project under direction of department member. Notes: Oral or written report required. For MA students: May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits with permission of department. For MFA students: 12 credits may be applied to the MFA requirements but no more than 3 credits may count toward completing the literature requirement. May be repeated within the degree.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Thesis
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Special scale.

ENGH 799: Thesis (1-6 Credits)

Students who take ENGH 798 to develop thesis topic and then elect thesis option receive 3 credits for ENGH 799 on completion of thesis. Students who do not take ENGH 798, or who take it to work on project unrelated to thesis, receive up to 6 credits for ENGH 799 on completion of thesis. May be repeated within the degree.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Thesis
Grading:
This course is graded on the Satisfactory/No Credit scale.

800-Level Courses in ENGH

ENGH 820: Studies in Rhetorical Theory and Practice (3 Credits)

Offers advanced study of rhetorical theory, histories of rhetoric, key figures in rhetoric, or rhetorical methods. Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic is different. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 12 credits.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate or Non-Degree.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

ENGH 821: Writing Program Design and Administration (3 Credits)

Examines the theory and practice of writing program leadership. Investigates the principles that inform faculty support, curriculum development, program assessment, institutional alignment, and leadership approaches with regard to administering writing instruction. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

ENGH 822: Studies in Composition (3 Credits)

Offers advanced study of theoretical, practical, or pedagogical topics related to composition. Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic is different. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 12 credits.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

ENGH 824: Studies in Professional Writing (3 Credits)

Offers advanced study of theoretical, practical, or pedagogical topics related to professional writing and technical communication. Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic is different. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 12 credits.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

ENGH 826: Studies in Public Rhetorics (3 Credits)

Offers advanced study of theoretical, practical, or pedagogical topics related to public rhetorics. Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic is different. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 12 credits.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

ENGH 897: Directed Research (1-3 Credits)

Reading, research, and writing on a specific project under direction of faculty member. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 9 credits.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Independent Study
Grading:
This course is graded on the Satisfactory/No Credit scale.

900-Level Courses in ENGH

ENGH 998: Doctoral Dissertation Proposal (1-6 Credits)

Work on research proposal that forms the basis for the doctoral dissertation. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 12 credits.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Dissertation
Grading:
This course is graded on the Satisfactory/No Credit scale.

ENGH 999: Doctoral Dissertation (1-12 Credits)

Doctoral dissertation research and writing under direction of student's dissertation committee. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 21 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: ENGH 898.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Dissertation
Grading:
This course is graded on the Satisfactory/No Credit scale.