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Literature and Languages

M. Hunter Hayes (Department Head)
Location: Hall of Languages, Room 141, 903-886-5260/5253
Literature and Languages Web Site: http://www.tamuc.edu/academics/colleges/humanitiesSocialSciencesArts/departments/literatureLanguages/default.aspx

Dr. Hunter Hayes, Department Head - hunter.hayes@tamuc.edu
Dr. Susan Stewart, Assistant Department Head
Dr. Donna Dunbar-Odom, Director of Graduate Studies - Doctoral (English)
Dr. Susan Stewart, Director of Graduate Studies - Master's (English)
Dr. Lucy Pickering, Director of Applied Linguistics
Dr. Tabetha Adkins, Director of First-Year Composition
Dr. Flavia Belpoliti, Director of Graduate Studies (Spanish)

Programs of Graduate Work

The Department of Literature and Languages includes graduate studies in Applied Linguistics w/emphasis in TESOL, English and Spanish.

Applied Linguistics

The MA/MS-Applied Linguistics program incorporates cutting-edge pedagogical and research strategies for students who wish to pursue careers in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages as a primary or complementary discipline, including teaching at the university level and teaching English as a second language abroad. Students may complete the program online, face to face, or by using a combination of instruction modalities, which is ideal for in-service teachers and students who also teach abroad and desire credentials from a fully-accredited institution with a faculty consisting of internationally-recognized linguists who specialize in the field. Students have the option of following a 30-hour thesis path or the 36-hour non-thesis/independent research option in order to fulfill their career goals.

English

For the preparation of college teachers of English, the Department of Literature and Languages offers Graduate Certificates in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages), Film Studies and Studies in Children's and Adolescent Literature and Culture; a Master of Arts in English, and a PhD in English. For the preparation of high school teachers of English, the department offers the Certificate in TESOL, Master of Arts in English, and a Master of Science in English. In addition, doctoral students may pursue a comprehensive minor in English recommended especially for supervisors of programs in English education.

For the PhD degree, the student may choose to concentrate in either Written Discourse: Theory and Practice (composition, rhetoric, and linguistics) or Critical Literacy (literature, film studies, literary theory, and reading). The PhD program stresses both substantive knowledge of the various divisions within the field of English and an extensive introduction to the profession, including classroom teaching, tutoring, and computer-assisted instruction.

Specific requirements and procedures for graduate work and applications for assistantships may be obtained from the Head of the department.

Spanish

Graduate work in Spanish provides students with a thorough command of another language, prepares students for scholarly research, and helps train teachers of Spanish.

The Department of Literature and Languages offers a Master of Arts in Spanish. A student pursuing this degree has two options: one option is a 30 semester hour course requirement, including a thesis. A second option is a non-thesis, 36 semester hour course requirement, plus reading knowledge of a second foreign language.  Students may focus on literature in Spanish or teaching Spanish in the college classroom.  Students seeking either option must perform satisfactorily on a comprehensive written and oral examination with sections devoted to prose, drama, poetry, and language.

The foreign language faculty also prepares students for the doctoral research tool proficiency in Spanish. Candidates for this examination may apply to the Department of Literature and Languages for information.

A comprehensive minor in Spanish is available for doctoral degree students majoring in supervision, curriculum, and instruction. This minor is recommended for junior and senior college teachers of foreign languages.

Admission

Applied Linguistics

Admission to a graduate program is granted by the Dean of Graduate Studies upon the recommendation of the department, undergraduate grade point average, one letter of recommendation, and a statement of goals.

English

Admission to a graduate program is granted by the Dean of Graduate Studies upon the recommendation of the department, scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), undergraduate grade point average, one letter of recommendation, a portfolio including (writing sample and a statement of goals).

Spanish

Admission to a graduate program is granted by the Dean of Graduate Studies upon the recommendation of the department, scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), undergraduate Major/Minor in Spanish or Fluency in Spanish or Departmental interview.

Note: The Department reserves the right to suspend from the program any student who in the judgment of the departmental graduate committee, does not meet the professional expectations of the field.

ENG 501 - Structure Eng Language
Hours: 3
Structure of the English Language. Three semester hours. A thorough analysis of the grammatical structure of English employing contemporary as well as more traditional methodologies. Emphasis varies among phonology, morphology, syntax, text/discourse analysis and historical developments in the language.

ENG 503 - Marginalized Literatures
Hours: 3
Marginalized Literatures - Three semester hours A study of emergent or historically marginalized literatures that considers the relationship between important social categories such as class, race, nationality or sexuality and imaginative works that represent these categories in a range of historical, cultural, and national contexts. The course may focus on contemporary or historical literatures from any world culture, and the primary focus will be on considering the limits of modernity, group identity, and national consciousness as objects of literary and cultural analysis. May be repeated for credit when the emphasis changes.

ENG 504 - Pic Bks Graph Nar Art Img
Hours: 3
Picture Books, Graphic Narrative, and the Art of Images. Three semester hours. An Examination of the historical, cultural ideological, aesthetic, material and critical contexts that influence and produce picture books and graphic narratives written for young readers, including a study of how words, images, and institutions shape our response to those texts.

ENG 505 - Inven Chil Lit & Chldhood
Hours: 3
The Invention of Children's Literature and Childhood. Three semester hours. A survey of the historical development of children's literature i relation to its cultural, intellectual, and political contexts. Could include how British and American writers changed paradigms for and perceptions about "childhood" and "children's literature" by developing literature that entertained and instructed young readers as well as how conditions of print culture, political change, and social status influenced the delivery and reception of the genre.

ENG 506 - Prob Adolescent Literatur
Hours: 3
Problems in Adolescent Literature. Three semester hours. An overview of the various problems associated with adolescent literature including the problem novel and new realism, how adolescent literature is defined issues associated with censorship and the problems adolescents experience in the texts.

ENG 507 - Narr Trans Lit Ch Adol
Hours: 3
Narrative Transformations in Literature for Children and Adolescents. Three semester hours. A study in the adaptation or appropriation of familiar or traditional story forms such as folk and fairy tales into more contemporary narrative forms including novels and film.

ENG 508 - Constr Real Ch Adol Lit
Hours: 3
Constructing Reality and Reconstructing History in Children's and Adolescent Literature. Three semester hours. An overview of historical fiction and realistic literature that emphasizes the cultural and social milleu that produced the texts as represented by the genres. Particular attention will be paid to the construction of history and the social realities addressed in the texts, including ethnic, racial and global considerations

ENG 509 - Literary Genres
Hours: 3
Literary Genres. Three semester hours. An examination of one or more literary genres. Topics and approaches may vary, but might include a focus on a particular historical period, theme, or critical approach to selected poetry, drama, non-fiction prose, fiction, or film. May be repeated for credit when the emphasis changes.

ENG 510 - Introduction to Film Studies
Hours: 3
Introduction to Film Studies - Three semester hours Designed for graduate students who have had no formal training in film study, this course will introduce basic skills and approaches to understanding and interpreting film through the "rhetoric" of film as it relates to the critical analysis of film (e.g., cultural criticism, genre, history, ideology).

ENG 513 - Learning Thru Composing
Hours: 3
Learning Through Composing. Three semester hours. Examines to what extent and how composing influences learning and knowledge, how the nature of knowledge is affected by composing and the kinds of knowledge transformations that occur through composing. Includes attention to uses of writing for learning across the curriculum.

ENG 515 - History & Theory Rhetoric
Hours: 3
History and Theory of Rhetoric. Three semester hours. A study of the major theories and theorists of rhetoric from classical times to the twentieth century. Emphasis varies from semester to semester. Attention is given to such theorists as Aristotle, Sophists, Plato, Cicero, Quintilian, Perelman, Richards, Weaver, and Moffett. May be repeated for credit when the emphasis changes.

ENG 516 - Early American Literature
Hours: 3
Early American Literature. Three semester hours. This course examines the rise of American narrative through the nation's colonial and early national periods, especially in British North America between 1620 and 1820. Topics for consideration could include exploration of how such narratives as the memoir, captivity narrative, sermon, and novel fostered the invention and formation of Americanness and American literature, examination of the fundamental ideas, myths, and intellectual concepts that still influence the ways in which Americans think about themselves and their societies and consideration of how anxieties about race, class, gender, and religion informed the creation of literary texts in early America.

ENG 518 - Thesis
Hours: 3-6
Thesis. Three to six semester hours. Required of candidates seeking the 30-hour Masters. Graded on a satisfactory (S) or unsatisfactory (U) basis.

ENG 519 - American Lit in Transition
Hours: 3
American Literature in Transition: From Civil to World Wars. Three semester hours. This course investigates the ways in which the literature of the United States reflected the country's rapid political, industrial, economic, and social transformations between 1865 and 1914. Topics for discussion could include the rise of literary realism, the significance of American regional writing, a growing emphasis on vernacular traditions, the impact of immigration the phenomenon of the New Woman and the uses of naturalistic writing to capture America's ever-changing urban landscape.

ENG 520 - Appr to Critical Theory
Hours: 3
Approaches to Critical Theory. Three semester hours. A study of major trends in critical theory from Plato and Aristotle to the present. Primary focus is on various approaches to analyzing literature, including formalist, psychological, Marxist, structuralist, feminist, reader-response, and new historicism.

ENG 521 - American Modernities
Hours: 3
American Modernities. Three semester hours. Studies in various aspects of the period in American writing from the turn of the century to the Second World War. Special emphasis will be placed on the multifaceted and experimental nature of American literary modernism and the ways in which it was informed by the various social and art movements during this period. Subjects for analysis could include writings of the Lost Generation, the war novel, the influence of the visual arts on written texts, proletarian writing, the growing hybridity of generic form and literary representations of the Jazz Age as well as the Great Depression.

ENG 522 - Maj Figures in Amer Lit
Hours: 3
Major Figures in American Literature. Three semester hours. A focused analysis on a significant figure in American literature, or a treatment of two or more important writers who bear some kind of close personal or thematic relationship. May be repeated for credit when the emphasis.

ENG 525 - Contemporary Literature
Hours: 3
Contemporary Literature. Three semester hours. A study of post-1945 and recent literature in the United States and /or the United Kingdom and Ireland. Special emphasis will be placed on the ways in which national and international phenomena both social as well as aesthetic, have informed an increasingly diverse understanding of literary texts. Topics for analysis could include late Modernism and its links to postmodern thought, Cold War writing, literatures of nationhood, post colonialism, the institutionalization of theory, multiculturalism and its literary impact, and the ever-growing emphasis placed on generic hybridity, especially as it concerns visual and electronic media. May be repeated for credit when the emphasis changes.

ENG 526 - Studies in Shakespeare
Hours: 3
Studies in Shakespeare. Three semester hours. A study of selected comedies, tragedies, histories, and the major critical theories. Also emphasizes the historical, intellectual, and social background of Shakespeare's England.

ENG 527 - Antebellum American Lit
Hours: 3
Antebellum American Literature. Three semester hours. Studies in various aspects of American literature from around 1820 to the closing day of the Civil War. Topics covered may include the transition from republicanism to Jacksonian democracy, the influences of romanticism, the canonization of the American Renaissance, sentimental narrative and the literary marketplace transcendentalism the rise of literary journalism and debates surrounding the romance and the novel as generic distinctions

ENG 529 - Workshop/Public School Teacher
Hours: 6
Workshop for Public School Teachers. Three semester hours. A practical workshop on various topics, including teaching literature, languages, and composition in elementary and secondary schools, evaluation of written assignments or developing writing projects, how media interacts with composition and literature. Graded on a satisfactory (S) or unsatisfactory (U) basis.

ENG 530 - History of Narrative Film
Hours: 3
History of Narrative Film - Three semester hours An examination of the development of film from the silent era to the present. Focus may be on American film, or other national cinemas ( e.g., English, Italian, French, Soviet, Japanese, Brazilian, Chinese, Mexican). May be repeated as topics vary to a maximum of 6 hours.

ENG 531 - Maj Fig & Mov Brit Lit
Hours: 3
Major Figures and Movements in British Literature. Three semester hours. A thorough study of the age, the work, and the influence of a major British literary figure; or, treatment of two or three important figures who have some close relationship to one another; or, a thorough study of a specific literary movement or theoretical approach to an author or group of authors. May be repeated for credit when the emphasis changes.

ENG 534 - Med Renaiss Brit Lit
Hours: 3
Medieval and Renaissance British Literature. Three semester hours. Individual investigation and group discussion of selected topic. May focus on major figures, critical or historical approaches, themes, or genres in British literature before 1660. May be repeated for credit when the emphasis changes.

ENG 536 - The Age of Reason
Hours: 3
The Age of Reason. Three semester hours. Individual investigation and group discussion of selected topic. May focus on major figures, critical or historical approaches, themes, or genres in British literature from 1660-1830. May be repeated for credit when the emphasis changes.

ENG 537 - Mod Transf Brit Irish Lit
Hours: 3
Modern Transformations: British and Irish Literature. Three semester hours. Individual investigation and group discussion of selected topic. May focus on major figures, critical or historical approaches, themes, or genres in British literature from 1830-1945. May be repeated for credit when the emphasis changes.

ENG 540 - Development British Novel
Hours: 3
Development of the British Novel. Three semester hours. A study of the origin and development of the novel in Great Britain from the eighteenth century to the present. Novels by authors such as Fielding, Austen, Dickens, Hardy, Woolf, and Joyce may be included.

ENG 555 - General Linguistics
Hours: 3
General Linguistics. Three semester hours. An advanced survey of applied language science with an emphasis on the relationship between the structural systems of language and the mental representation of ordinary experience. Stresses phonology, morphology and syntax.

ENG 557 - Teaching English as a Second/Other Language Methods I
Hours: 3
This course focuses on the linguistic, psychological, and socio-cultural foundations for teaching English to native speakers of other languages. It surveys historical as well as current trends in the methods and materials of ESL, of language testing, and of language-program evaluation.

ENG 558 - Sociolinguistics
Hours: 3
Sociolinguistics. Three semester hours. This course focuses on the various aspects of human behavior and sociocultural interaction that affect language structure, use, learning, and acquisition. Topics discussed include sociolinguistic methodology, multilinguistics, speech-act types, language styles, language and sex roles, and the sociolinguistics of literature.

ENG 559 - Lang & Culture in Class
Hours: 3
Language and Culture in the Classroom. Three semester hours. This course will focus on language diversity in education. Of particular interest will be societal factors that influence education- racism, ethnicity, sexism, bilingualism and bidialectalism and how these dynamics often affect the decisions educators make in designing and implementing language curriculum in the classroom.

ENG 562 - Psycholinguistics
Hours: 3
Psycholinguistics. Three semester hours. A survey of the cognitive, affective and developmental constraints on language acquisition and use. Topics include multilingualism; language, mind and brain; language processing and comprehension; first and second language acquisition; and research tools.

ENG 563 - Publishing
Hours: 3
Creative and Scholarly Publishing - Three semester hours This class is a practicum for students interested in publishing their creative or academic work. Students will work on preparing their work for publication, researching potential markets, and study how to submit work for publication. Extensive research on publishing and peer critiques. Pre-requisite: ENG 578

ENG 570 - Strategies in Composition
Hours: 4
A survey of approaches and strategies in the composing process and in the analysis of forms in composition, with particular emphasis on professional writing.

ENG 578 - Workshop on Writing
Hours: 3
Workshop on Writing. Three semester hours. A workshop in writing poetry, fiction, non-fiction prose, or screenplays. Extensive writing and peer critiques. May be repeated for credit when the emphasis changes.

ENG 579 - Style and Stylistics
Hours: 3
Style and Stylistics. Three semester hours. A study of style using the techniques of linguistic and rhetorical analysis. The course will emphasize writing in various styles, their functions and effects, and techniques of criticism that employ stylistic analysis.

ENG 585 - Workshop on Writing: Forms and Genres
Hours: 3
Workshop on Writing: Forms and Genres. This class is an advanced, intensive, reading and writing course that focuses on a specific genre of poetry or prose based on instructor specialization. Students will read and write in the assigned genre. Extensive writing and peer critiques. May be repeated for credit when the genre changes.

ENG 589 - Independent Study
Hours: 1-4
Independent Study. One to four semester hours. Individualized instruction/research at an advanced level in a specialized content area under the direction of a faculty member. May be repeated when the topic varies. Prerequisite: Consent of department head.

ENG 595 - Research Lit/Techniques
Hours: 3
Research Literature and Techniques. Three semester hours. Required of students who opt for the 36-hour Masters. This course requires an extensive investigation into a topic agreed upon by the student and the advisory committee. Graded on a satisfactory (S) or unsatisfactory (U) basis.

ENG 596 - Practicum in TESOL
Hours: 1-3
Practicum in TESOL. One to three semester hours. Hands-on application of TESOL methods and techniques. In coordination with an Applied Linguistics adviser, candidates will teach in a mutually-agreed upon ESL setting. Graded on a satisfactory (S) and unsatisfactory (U) basis.

ENG 597 - SPECIAL TOPICS
Hours: 3

ENG 599 - Bib & Methods of Research
Hours: 3
Bibliography and Methods of Research. Three semester hours. For beginning literature and languages graduate students who have not had an equivalent graduate-level course, this course covers manuscript preparation, format; research techniques for literary, linguistics, and composition/rhetoric studies.

ENG 610 - Studies in Film Genres
Hours: 3
Studies in Film Genres - Three semester hours An examination of film genres, either by surveying the various genres or examining a particular genre (such as westerns, film noir, or French New Wave), through the eyes of a particular director or culture. May be repeated as topics vary to a maximum of 6 hours.

ENG 613 - Digital Humanities
Hours: 3
Digital Humanities: A study of theories and methods relating to the use of computational and digital tools to pursue questions of research and teaching in the humanities. The course will explore the ways in which technologies are complex, socially situated, and political tools through which humans act and make meaning. The course may focus on specific disciplinary questions relating to research or pedagogy, or may take an interdisciplinary or transdisciplinary approach. May be repeated for credit when the emphasis changes. General familiarity with the Internet is suggested, but no prior knowledge of digital humanities or programming knowledge is required.

ENG 615 - Professing English
Hours: 3
Professing English - Three semester hours Primarily for English doctoral students, English 615 is an introduction to the profession of English—that is, the process by which one becomes a professional. Issues covered will include the curriculum vita, abstracts, dissertation proposals, dissertations, the job search, the research process beyond graduate school. The course will also include history of English as a part of the college curriculum. This course is required of all doctoral students. Graded on a satisfactory (S) and unsatisfactory (U) basis

ENG 620 - Adaptations to Film
Hours: 3
Adaptations to Film - Three semester hours Examines the relationship between film, literature and other sources and the unique qualities of each medium. Special emphasis on film adaptations of literary works from western and non-western cultures.

ENG 657 - Teaching English as a Second/Other Language Methods II
Hours: 3
This is the second course in a two course sequence designed to prepare individuals to become teachers of ESOL. It complements the theoretical and historical perspective of TESOL Methods I with a focus on classroom practices (e.g. micro-teaching, classroom management, lesson planning, content development, and building intercultural awareness). Prerequisites: ENG 557 or instructor approval.

ENG 658 - Sound Systems of English: Pedagogical Applications of Phonology & Phonetics
Hours: 3
This course focuses on the application of phonological principles and practices to TESOL teaching. Within a framework of communicative competence, we will examine different approaches to pronunciation teaching in the ESL/EFL classroom and investigate a variety of techniques and activities. Prerequisites: ENG 555 or instructor approval.

ENG 670 - Pragmatics & Language Tchg
Hours: 3
Pragmatics and Language Teaching - Three semester hours Pragmatics and Language Teaching is an introduction to the role of pragmatics in the second language classroom. With an underlying focus in our readings and discussions on cross-cultural pragmatics, it investigates the following questions: What is pragmatics? How can it help classroom language teaching? How can we integrate pragmatics in the classroom? How can pragmatics help us to understand student development? This is an introductory level graduate course on pragmatics and language teaching, and no background in this area is required. Pre-requisites: ENG 555

ENG 671 - Discourse Analysis
Hours: 3
Discourse Analysis - Three semester hours The course focuses on the nature of spoken and written discourse and the applications of discourse analysis to TESOL. It examines written and spoken macro- and micro-level discourse practices inside and outside of the classroom including investigation of transactional and interactional discourse events and multiple genres. With a focus on both approaches to analysis and teaching, the course is designed to bridge the gap between researcher and practitioner and to encourage teachers to use similar techniques in their classroom teaching. Pre-requisites: ENG 555

ENG 672 - Second Language Acquisition
Hours: 3
Second Language Acquisition - Three semester hours This initial-level seminar focuses on “perennial” issues that arise in the study of second language acquisition and our current understanding, re-evaluation and discussion of these issues within the field. It covers both the historical development of the field and current areas of growth such as neurocognitive models of second language acquisition. With a focus on both approaches to second language data analysis and developing theoretical frameworks, the course is designed for graduate students who are primarily research-oriented or primarily practitioners. Pre-requisites: Instructor Approval

ENG 675 - Colloq: Teach Coll Rdg & Wtg
Hours: 3
Colloquium: Teaching College Reading and Writing. Three semester hours. A practicum in formulating syllabi in rhetoric that integrate selected textbooks and the theory of composition, and in the daily problems inherent in teaching expository writing. The class is required of all English assistant instructors in either the first or second semester they hold an assistantship. Graded on a satisfactory (S) and unsatisfactory (U) basis. Not applicable to hours for MA/MS degree. Prerequisite: Permission of the department Head.

ENG 677 - Argumentative Discourse
Hours: 3
Theory and Practice of Argumentative Discourse. Three semester hours. A study of the problems and procedures involved in teaching argumentative writing to college students. The course includes study of traditional deduction, induction, and material fallacies, plus more modern concerns such as Toulmin logic and stasis theory. The course stresses how these processes of analyzing reasoning can be used and misused in teaching writing and in current textbooks. Students write a series of illustrative argumentative essays. The course also covers the documented paper.

ENG 680 - Rdg Theory Coll Eng Tchrs
Hours: 3
Reading Theory for College English Teachers. Three semester hours. An examination of the relationship between reading and writing developments and applications to instruction. Approaches reading and writing as cultural and cognitive activities. Integrates theoretical readings with classroom practices. Crossover course: May count for either area.

ENG 685 - Computational Linguistics
Hours: 3
Computational Linguistics Description : This course provides a general introduction to Computational Linguistics, the study of computational systems that understand and generate human language. This class will cover fundamental concepts and techniques in Computational Linguistics, such as lexical and ontological semantics, word sense disambiguation, syntactic and semantic parsing, discourse (including coreference resolution), dialogue, summarization, and generation. Throughout the class, students will be exposed to recent research that connects the concepts learned to exciting research questions that are practically motivated and application-oriented. Additional emphasis will be on the different traditions and theoretical frameworks that informed the theories and algorithms used for these solutions, namely, linguistics, statistics, and computer science, and the history of their struggle from the 1950s until today. Instructor's approval required

ENG 686 - Quantitative Methods for Linguists
Hours: 3
This course is designed to help graduate students with a background in linguistics, but no active knowledge of statistical methods, appreciate the basic concepts in descriptive and analytical statistics as relevant for work in the humanities, in particular linguistics. In the field of linguistics a working knowledge of statistics is crucial to both understanding the professional literature and to conducting experiments, analyzing results, and writing reports that are considered publishable. Students will be empowered to calculate general tendencies and dispersions in their own data, determine the statistical significance of their results, and report those results in a manner that accurately and professionally communicates them to the scientific community.

ENG 689 - Independent Study
Hours: 1-4
Independent Study. One to four semester hours. Individualized instruction/research at an advanced level in a specialized content area under the direction of a faculty member. May be repeated when the topic varies. Prerequisite: Consent of department head.

ENG 697 - Special Topic
Hours: 3
Special Topics. Three semester hours. Organized class. May be repeated when topics vary.

ENG 697A - Special Topic
Hours: 3
Special Topics. Three semester hours. Organized class. May be repeated when topics vary.

ENG 710 - Film Theory & Criticism
Hours: 3
Film Theory & Criticism - Three semester hours A survey of theoretical and critical approaches to analysis of film and video with an emphasis on the historical and cultural context in which these approaches emerge, examining selections from western and non-western film theory and criticism. Prerequisite: English 510 or equivalent college-level course, or consent of instructor.

ENG 718 - Doctoral Dissertation
Hours: 3-12
Doctoral Dissertation. Three to nine semester hours. Credit not to exceed nine semester hours. Graded on a satisfactory (S) and unsatisfactory (U) basis.

ENG 720 - Sptc: in Film Studies
Hours: 3
Special Topics in Film Studies - Three semester hours Extended investigation of major subjects and issues in cinema and other media; topics vary but may include studies of author/directors, historical movements, critical approaches, and themes. May be repeated as topics vary to a maximum of 6 hours.

ENG 771 - Theory/Practice of Tchng
Hours: 3
Theory and Practice of Teaching Reading and Writing in College Study of the objectives of college English; methods and materials for the teaching of college English, including technology; curriculum planning; administration of English writing programs. This course is recommended for doctoral students planning to teach on the college level and may be used toward the 21-hour Professional Internship requirement. 3 SCH.

ENG 775 - Teaching Literature in College
Hours: 3
Teaching of Literature in College. Three semester hours. Methods and theories of teaching the interpretation of literary and nonliterary texts to college students.

ENG 776 - Approaches to Teaching of Writ
Hours: 3
Approaches to the Teaching of Writing. Three semester hours. Methods and daily problems inherent in teaching composition to specialized college audiences with stress on basic writers, the learning disabled, and students being tutored. May include measurement of writing, administration of writing centers, and tutoring practices.

ENG 780 - Text and Genders
Hours: 3
Texts and Genders - Three semester hours A critical examination of how gender differences influence reading and writing strategies of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and film, including issues of gender and style, gender and usage, and gender stereotyping. This course is recommended for doctoral students planning to teach and/or produce scholarship on the college level.

ENG 781 - Major Figures World Lit
Hours: 3
Major Figures in World Literature A study of major literary works from both classical and contemporary literature in diverse genres outside the English language tradition. This course is required for doctoral students specializing in Critical Literacy (the study of literature and film). 3 SCH.

FLL 501 - French for Reading I
Hours: 3
French for Reading I. Three semester hours Intended as the first semester of an intensive two semester sequence for students seeking to understand French and Francophone literary texts for research purposes. This course involves an intensive study of French and syntax, grammar, and vocabulary. While some previous study of French is helpful, it is not required. The course will be graded on a pass/fail basis, and a grade of 80 must be attained in order to pass.

FLL 502 - French for Reading II
Hours: 3
French for Reading II. Three semester hours Intended as a continuation of French for Reading I . While the student will continue to study French syntax, grammar, and vocabulary, this second semester course will include longer and more challenging reading passages.

FLL 505 - Oral Skills Int'l Students
Hours: 3
Oral Skills for International Graduate Students/TAs - Three semester hours This is a course of International Students whose native language is not English. Students work on a variety of tasks, skills, and techniques designed to improve their speaking skills. The focus of instruction is on hands on knowledge directly relevant to the performance of the students in the courses or labs they teach

FLL 506 - Spec Topic Int'l Students
Hours: 3
Special Topics for International Graduate Students/TAs - Three semester hours This is a course of International Students whose native language is not English. Students work on a variety of tasks, skills, and techniques designed to improve their teaching skills. The focus of instruction is on hands on knowledge directly relevant to the performance of the students in the courses or labs they teach.

FLL 511 - Teaching a 2nd Language
Hours: 3
Teaching a Second Language. Three semester hours. An advanced analysis of linguistic structures and cultural patterns important in second language instruction, emphasizing methodology and sociolinguistic applications for bilingual and Spanish instructors. Taught in Spanish.

FLL 512 - Spa Grammar for Teaching
Hours: 3
Spanish Grammar Review and its Teaching This course consists of a survey of Spanish Linguistics (Phonetics, Phonology, Morphology, Syntax and Dialectology) at an advanced level. Students will become acquainted with Linguistic theories through peer-review scholarly articles. Such articles also describe the application of such theories in the classroom. Students are encouraged to reflect on their own learning of the complex grammatical aspects of the language, and on the functions of teachers of second languages, who are responsible for the learning process of potential students. This course will bring to light the difficult task of including accurate and meaningful explanations of the grammatical aspects of learning a second language; a task which is undoubtedly a key to success. Cross list with SPA 512.

FLL 543 - Spanish Sociolinguistics
Hours: 3
Teaching Approaches to Spanish Sociolinguistics - Three semester hours This course will help students to gain understanding of the different varieties and dialects of Spanish in the Hispanic world and its implementation in classroom instruction. The foreign language teacher needs to be knowledgeable of external variables (social status, gender, speaking tasks required, regional dialects) which affect speaker’s production. Learners of Spanish as a second language must be properly taught and be made aware of those different social or regional varieties when they are learning a new language. It is the responsibility of the foreign language teacher to put into practical context the grammatical aspect of the courses they teach, so that the learners will achieve success. Cross list with SPA 543

FLL 544 - Spa Curriculum Design
Hours: 3
Spanish Language Curriculum Design - Three semester hours This course targets potential teachers of second language. It instructs them how to effectively manage content in order to improve the structure and organization of a syllabus. It also helps in the implementation of appropriate materials for the second language classroom. This course will demand a recycling of knowledge on Linguistics disciplines related to the teaching of Spanish as a second language such as Phonology, Syntax, Sociolinguistics, and Methodology. By implementing the appropriate contents at the right pace and scheduling, potential teachers will work out a reliable curriculum which will assure the success of his/her students. Cross list with SPA 544

FLL 589 - INDEPENDENT STUDY
Hours: 1-4
Independent Study. One to four semester hours. Individualized instruction/research at an advanced level in a specialized content area under the direction of a faculty member. May be repeated when the topic varies. Prerequisite: Consent of department Head.

FLL 597 - Special Topic
Hours: 3
Special Topics. Three semester hours. Organized class. May be repeated when topics vary. Prerequisite: Permission of the department Head.

FLL 599 - Bib & Methods of Research
Hours: 3
Bibliography and Methods of Research. Three semester hours. For beginning literature and languages graduate students who have not had an equivalent graduate-level course, this course covers manuscript preparation, format; research techniques for literary, linguistics, and composition/rhetoric studies; and research methods for foreign language majors.

SPA 503 - GLB/Stylistics & Lit Theory
Hours: 3
Stylistics and Literary Theory - Three semester hours This is a required course for the MA in Spanish with emphasis in literature. Students will be exposed to narratological and theoretical analyses and critical theory. They will learn how to contextualize various literary approaches such as Feminism, Marxism, Deconstructionism, New Historicism; and more current ones such as Animal Studies, Ecocriticism among others.

SPA 505 - GLB/Childn's/Adolesnt Lit Spa
Hours: 3
GLB/Children’s and Adolescent Literature in Spanish - Three semester hours A comparative, analytical and theoretical approach of canonical children’s and adolescent literature (Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty and others) and the Spanish versions of these works and its presentation in the classroom.

SPA 512 - Spa Grammar for Tchg
Hours: 3
Spanish Grammar Review and its Teaching This course consists of a survey of Spanish Linguistics (Phonetics, Phonology, Morphology, Syntax and Dialectology) at an advanced level. Students will become acquainted with Linguistic theories through peer-review scholarly articles. Such articles also describe the application of such theories in the classroom. Students are encouraged to reflect on their own learning of the complex grammatical aspects of the language, and on the functions of teachers of second languages, who are responsible for the learning process of potential students. This course will bring to light the difficult task of including accurate and meaningful explanations of the grammatical aspects of learning a second language; a task which is undoubtedly a key to success. This is a 3 hour, lecture course with no prerequisites.

SPA 516 - GLB/Latin American Lit
Hours: 3
Latin American Literature. Three semester hours. A study of Latin American literature with emphasis on prose fiction or poetry and drama. Authors treated in prose fiction may include Isaacs, Borges, Garcia Marquez, Fuentes, and Vargas Llosa; in poetry and drama, authors treated may include Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, Hernandez, Marti, Ruben Dario, Mistral, Neruda, Paz and Carballido. May be repeated for credit when the emphasis changes.

SPA 518 - Thesis
Hours: 3-6
Thesis. Six semester hours. Graded on a satisfactory (S) or unsatisfactory (U) basis.

SPA 535 - GLB/Latin Am Lit 18 & 19 Cent
Hours: 3
Latin Am Lit 18 & 19 Cent. Three semester hours. A study of various genres and representative works from Latin American authors of Neoclassicism, Romanticism and Modernism and Vanguardism. Some of the work studies might include: Andres Bello, Echevarria, Faustino Samiento, Gomez de Avellaneda, Jose Hernandez, Jose Marti, Ruben Dario, Jose Enrique Rodo, etc.

SPA 543 - GLB/Spanish Sociolinguistics
Hours: 3
This course will help students to gain understanding of the different varieties and dialects of Spanish in the Hispanic world and its implementation in classroom instruction. The foreign language teacher needs to be knowledgeable of external variables (social status, gender, speaking tasks required, regional dialects) which affect speaker’s production. Learners of Spanish as a second language must be properly taught and be made aware of those different social or regional varieties when they are learning a new language. It is the responsibility of the foreign language teacher to put into practical context the grammatical aspect of the courses they teach, so that the learners will achieve success. This is a 3 hour, lecture course with no prerequisites. Cross list with FLL 543

SPA 544 - Spa Curriculum Design
Hours: 3
Spanish Language Curriculum Design This course targets potential teachers of second language. It instructs them how to effectively manage content in order to improve the structure and organization of a syllabus. It also helps in the implementation of appropriate materials for the second language classroom. This course will demand a recycling of knowledge on Linguistics disciplines related to the teaching of Spanish as a second language such as Phonology, Syntax, Sociolinguistics, and Methodology. By implementing the appropriate contents at the right pace and scheduling, potential teachers will work out a reliable curriculum which will assure the success of his/her students. Cross listed with FLL 544

SPA 545 - GLB/Teaching Spa Thru Film
Hours: 3
Teaching Spanish through Film - Three semester hours This class will focus on using Hispanic films for language instruction in the classroom. The course will prepare and train High School teachers to use film in context for language instruction in order to: 1) Expose students to the histories, cultures of the Spanish-speaking world 2) Make use of film in context for students’ practice of their writing abilities. 3) Practice students’ listening abilities using Hispanic film.

SPA 549 - Spanish Phonetics
Hours: 3
Spanish Phonetics in the Classroom This course will help students gain understanding of the field of Phonetics. The course surveys the Spanish phonological system so that the SLA teacher can implement it in his/her work in the classroom. Usually overlooked, or not consistently treated, second language phonology is a key to mastering native-like pronunciation. Thus, the course focuses on the importance of well-designed, long term work on the learning of pronunciation and intonation; and on how future teachers of Spanish as a Second Language may implement this work day to day in the classroom. This is a 3 hour, lecture course with no prerequisites. Cross list with FLL 549

SPA 550 - Span Lit Golden Age
Hours: 3
Spanish Literature of the Golden Age. Three semester hours. Studies in various genres and literary figures of Peninsular Literature of the Golden Age period (16 and 17 centuries). the works studies will be representative of the major genres; narrative, drama, and poetry; and subgenres, honor plays, picaresque novel, satiric poetry, etc. Literary topics might include: the poetic renovations by Boscan and Garcilaso, the birth of the Spanish national Theater by Lope de Vega, Honor and Tragedy in the plays of Lope and Calderon the beginnings of the modern novel with Miquel de Cervantes, the baroque poetry of Gongora and Quevedo, etc.

SPA 555 - Span Medieval Lit
Hours: 3
Literary Movements. Three semester hours. A study of one of the significant literary movements in Peninsular or Latin American literature. The course may focus on a topic such as Renaissance and Golden Age, Generation of '98, Romanticism, Realism and Naturalism, Modernism, Multiculturalism and Representation. May be repeated for credit when the emphasis changes.

SPA 560 - GLB/Colonial Literature
Hours: 3
Colonial Literature. Three semester hours. This course is a study of early colonial writings that questioned the status of American peoples and cultures. Analyzes European perceptions of indigenous languages and religious practices and the confrontation between oral tradition and written culture. Some of the works studied might include: Columbus diary, Hernan Cortes, Las cartas de relacion, Popol Vuh, Naufragious, Cabeza de Vaca, Los comentarios reales, Garcilaso de la Vega, etc.

SPA 575 - Contemp Peninsular Lit
Hours: 3
Contemporary Peninsular Literature A study of the literature of the twenty and twenty first centuries in Spain. Topics may include Literature of the Generation of 98, the Spanish Avant-Garde, Spanish Civil War Literature, Post-War narrative strategies, the Literature of the Democracy, Literature written by women, and recent Spanish narrative, drama and poetry. Repeatable up to 6 semester hours.

SPA 576 - Spa Lit 18th & 19th Cent
Hours: 3
Spanish Literature of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries A study in various genres and literary figures of Peninsular Literature of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth centuries. The works studied will be representative of all genres produced during the periods of Neoclassicism, Romanticism, as well as Realism and Naturalism. Authors studied might include: Benito Feijoo, Ignacio de Luzán, Leandro Fernández de Moratín, Rosalia de Castro, Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer, Larra, Fernán Caballero, Alarcón, Pereda, Valera, Galdós, Clarín, Emilia Pardo Bazán, Blasco Ibáñez, etc. The historical and social backgrounds of the epoch form the basis for the analysis of major works. Critical and Literary Theory will be applied to the study of these authors and their work.

SPA 589 - INDEPENDENT STUDY
Hours: 1-4
Independent Study. One to four semester hours. Individualized instruction/research at an advanced level in a specialized content area under the direction of a faculty member. May be repeated when the topic varies. Prerequisite: Consent of department head.

SPA 595 - RESEARCH LIT TECH
Hours: 3
[Print Course] SPA 595 - Research Literature and Techniques Hours: Three Note Required for the students who opt for the 36-hour Master’s. This course requires an extensive investigation into a topic agreed upon by the student and the advisory committee. Graded on a satisfactory (S) or unsatisfactory (U) basis.

SPA 597 - Special Topics
Hours: 1-4
Special Topics. One to four semester hours. Organized class. May be repeated for credit when the emphasis changes.

SPA 597A - Special Topics
Hours: 1-4
Special Topics. One to four semester hours. Organized class. May be repeated for credit when the emphasis changes

SPC 589 - Independent Study
Hours: 1-6
Independent Study. One to six semester hours. Individualized instruction/research at an advanced level in a specialized content area under the direction of a faculty member. May be repeated when the topic varies. Prerequisite: Consent of department head.

SPC 595 - Research Lit & Techniques
Hours: 3
Research Literature and Techniques. Three semester hours. A review of current research publications in speech communication with emphasis on methodologies used. The student is required to research and write a formal paper using current research methodologies. Prerequisite: Consent of Department Head.

SPC 597 - Special Topics
Hours: 3

Literature and Languages

Tabetha Adkins
Assistant Professor
B.A., Marshall University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Louisville

Salvatore Attardo
Professor and Dean of the College of Humanities, Social Sciences and Arts
Ph.D., Purdue University.

William Bolin
Associate Professor
B.A., Southwest Texas State University; M.A., Texas AM University, Kingsville; Ph.D., Texas Christian University.

Shannon Carter
Professor
B.A., Texas AM University-Corpus Christi; M.Ed., University of North Texas; Ph.D., Texas Woman’s University.

Tony DeMars
Professor
B.S., Texas A&M - Texarkana; M.A., Stephen F. Austin State University; Ph.D., University of Southern Mississippi

Gerald Duchovnay
Professor
B.A., University of Pennsylvania; M.A., Ph.D., Indiana University.

Donna L. Dunbar-Odom
Professor and Director of Liberal Studies
B.G.S., M.A., University of Nebraska; Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh.

Maria Fernandez-Lamarque
Associate Professor
B.S., I.G.V. University; M.A., Lousiana State University; Ph.D., Tulane University

Christopher Gonzalez
Assistant Professor
B.S., Sam Houston State University; M.A., Texas A&M University; Ph.D., The Ohio State University

M. Hunter Hayes
Associate Professor and Department Head
B.A., University of Kentucky; M.A., Ph.D., University of Southern Mississippi.

Christian Hempelmann
Assistant Professor
M.A., Youngstown State University; Ph.D., Purdue University

Kathryn Jacobs
Professor
B.A., M.A., University of Michigan; M.A., Ph.D., Harvard University.

Inmaculada Cívico Lyons
Associate Professor
B.A., University of Seville; M.A., Texas AM University-Commerce; Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin.

Lucy Pickering
Associate Professor
B.A., West Sussex Institute of Higher Education; M.A., Ph.D., University of Florida.

Robin A Reid
Professor
B.A., M.A., Western Washington University; M.A., Middlebury College; Ph.D., University of Washington.
Texas A&M University System Graduate Faculty Member.

Karen Roggenkamp
Associate Professor
B.A., University of Michigan; Ph.D., University of Minnesota.

Susan Louise Stewart
Associate Professor
B.A., M.A., Southwest Missouri State University; Ph.D., Illinois State University.