Graduate courses in English

English graduate courses offered in the fall
Course Number Course Name Description Days Offered Time Offered Professor
600A.1002 Topics in Writing We will talk about the ways writing constructs ecologies and how ecologies inform writing. This class will examine how the scientific method inscribes ecosystems, how community discourses frame environmental issues and how narratives structure environmental policies. TR 1:30-2:45 Ludden
600A.1003 Topics in Writing In this course, we'll discuss the essence of good storytelling, how and why narratives matter, we'll read contemporary literary artists who excel in their craft and we'll write our own narratives. TR 3:00-4:15 Pahmeier
601B.1001 Advanced Nonfiction Writing This workshop is an intensive exercise in honing individual style in non-fiction prose. By reading stylistics theory, doing grammar work and conducting style analysis, students will develop an awareness of their writing voices. TR 10:30-11:45 Walsh
601B.1002 Advanced Nonfiction Writing This course will continue to use nonfiction writing to respond to Reno's affordable/housing/homelessness issues via communication design thinking. Students will deploy a variety of nonfiction genres for a variety of contexts. TR 12:00-1:15 Macauley
603A/603B.1001 Advanced Creative Writing: Fiction I/II This course is an advanced exploration of the craft of fiction writing. Students will write at least two new pieces of fiction and will submit these pieces to the class to be critiqued during workshop. MW 2:30-3:45 Hulse
604A/604B.1001 Advanced Creative Writing: Poetry I/II This is an advanced course in the craft of poetry writing. The class focuses on workshopping student writing and will give students ample opportunity to compose and revise poems, as well as receive comprehensive feedback. TR 12:00-1:15 Stanley
608B.1001 Tutoring Student Writers This course trains students to work with peers on academic writing projects and prepares students to work in the University's Writing Center. MW 1:00-2:15 Miller, E .
609C.1001 Contemporary Rhetorical Theory and Criticism This class is about language and power. We'll attend first to the power of rhetoric, then we'll grapple with the relationship between rhetoric and social and political power. MW 4:00-5:15 Earle
611B.1001 Principles of Modern Grammar This course will provide an introduction to modern syntactic theory, with an emphasis on the Principles and Parameters approach to formal syntax. MW 1:00-2:15 Clayton
612A.1002 Linguistics This course is an introduction to linguistics, which is the scientific study of language. We will focus on building a foundation in the core areas of linguistics, including phonetics, phonology, morphology and syntax. TR 1:30-2:42 Montoya
613D.1001 Introduction to Experimental Phonetics This course introduces the study of phonetics from both an experimental and a social perspective. Students will learn basic acoustics and about the physiology of human speech production. MW 2:30-3:45 Clayton
615A.1001 Old English The central focus of the class will be on learning to read the language, and the emphasis of the first eight weeks will be on Old English grammar and the translation of short prose passages. TR 9:00-10:15 Cronan
628A.1001 Children's Literature MW 2:30-3:45 Francis
633A.1001 Shakespeare: Tragedies and Histories TR 9:00-10:15 Rasmussen
645A.1001 The Victorian Period This course seeks to make the literature, culture, and ethical concerns of 19th-century Britain accessible to 21st-century readers. We will read poetry, fiction, and non-fiction prose while documenting the different movements and counter-movements. 12:00-1:15 Hill
654A.1002 Contemp American Literature This class will consider post-1980 U.S. fiction and poetry that addresses issues central to contemporary culture, with an emphasis on representations by and of diverse Americans. TR 9:00-10:15 Keniston
662D.1001 American Poetry 1865-1945 In this course, we'll read and discuss primary voices in American poetry. To know where we're going as a (literary) culture, it's important that we acknowledge and try to understand where we've come from. TR 4:30-5:45 Pahmeier
680B.1001 Topics in Comparative Literature In this course, we will ask: what can literary and filmic representation tell us about the new and shifting forms of human life that arise in the fluctuating cityscapes of the contemporary world? MW 2:30-3:45 Anam
688.1001 Ethics in Literature TR 10:30-11:45 Francis
705.1001 Seminar in Creative Writing This course is a workshop on the craft of fiction writing. Students will write at least three new, complete stories or novel chapters. They will submit these to the class to be critiqued during workshop. T 6:30-9:50 Durham
708.1001 Topics/Probs-Creative Writing In this seminar, we'll investigate how and whether the techniques of poetry shape the creation of fiction and nonfiction. We will read and write fiction and nonfiction which straddles the line between prose and poetry. M 6:30-9:500 Stanley
709.1001 Poetry Writing Workshop R 3:00-6:20 Gehrke
711.1001 Introduction to Graduate Study R 6:30-9:50 Gifford
717.1001 Old English This course is an introduction to the oldest stage of our language, known as Old English (from c. 600 to 1150), along with some aspects of the history and culture of the Anglo-Saxons, TR 9:00-10:15 Cronan
730.1001 Introduction to Graduate Study in Rhetoric and Composition This course is meant to introduce graduate students to the field(s) of rhetoric, writing studies, and public engagement. The work in the course will help develop student interests within these areas. M 2:30-5:50 Mays
735.1001 Seminar in Rhetoric and Composition In this course, we will critically examine the terms diversity and inclusion, the work they do, and the work that is done in their name. W 6:30-9:50 Earle
737.1001 College Teaching in Language and Literature This course is designed to help new and experienced instructors professionalize as teachers of composition whether their backgrounds are in rhetoric and writing studies, literature, creative writing, or linguistics. T 2:30-5:15 Webber
740.1001 Public Intellectualism In total, the course offers lenses and methods for embodying public engagement through our research, teaching, and other professional activities. W 2:30-5:50 Morse
771.1001 Prob in Age Reason The purpose of this class is to survey some of the ways in which authors responded to political change, and tried to intervene. Students in this seminar will be invited to write on related concepts. W 6:30-9:50 Marshall
786.1001 Topics in Anglophone Lit This course asks: What does the term postcolonialism mean? We will historically, aesthetically, and conceptually situate the colonial, postcolonial, and globalized eras across multiple time periods, geographic regions. M 6:30-9:50 Anam