Oct 27, 2020  
2018-2019 Graduate Bulletin 
    
2018-2019 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

Educational Administration

  
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    EDA 753 - Evaluating Instructional Management

    3 hrs.
    Provides strategies for assessing instructional management practices.
  
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    EDA 755 - The Superintendency

    3 hrs.
    Analyzes roles, responsibilities, and relationships as well as problems and issues associated with the position of school superintendent.
  
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    EDA 756 - Developing Community Education

    3 hrs.
    Designed to acquaint educators and agency representatives with the concept of community education and how it builds a strong base of community support for the schools.
  
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    EDA 780 - Educational Leadership Seminar

    3 hrs.
    The nature and roles of leadership in educational settings with emphasis on self assessment and leadership style in educational decision making.
  
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    EDA 791 - Research in Educational Administration, Supervision, and Curriculum

    1-16 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Approval of major professor.
  
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    EDA 792 - Special Problems

    3 hrs.
  
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    EDA 794 - Capstone in Educational Leadership

    1 hr. each
    Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Doctor of Education program in Educational Administration. An investigation of a specific program in educational administration.
  
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    EDA 797 - Independent Study and Research

    1-9 hrs. arranged.
    Not to be counted as credit toward a degree. Students actively working on a dissertation, consulting with the major professor, or using other resources of the university may enroll in this course. Students who are not in residence and are not enrolled in at least 3 hours of dissertation but who are actively working on a dissertation, consulting with the major professor, or using other resources of the university must enroll in this course for at least 3 hours each semester.
  
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    EDA 798 - Specialist Thesis

    6 hrs.
    Selection of practical educational problems for solution by candidates for the specialist's degree, using research and professional knowledge. A scholarly report is required.
  
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    EDA 800 - Seminar: Theories in Educational Organization and Administration

    3 hrs.
    This course deals with the theories and concepts underlying present-day school organization, administration, and supervision.
  
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    EDA 807 - A Critical Analysis of Literature in Education Leadership

    3 hrs.
    This course guides students through reading, analyzing, and synthesizing scholarly literature in education leadership.
  
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    EDA 889 - Special Topics Seminar

    1 hr. (max. 3 hrs.)
    A seminar for in-residence doctoral students in educational administration, emphasizing current issues selected by students in consultation with faculty.
  
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    EDA 898 - Dissertation

    12 hrs.

Electronics Engineering Technology

  
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    EET 512 - Advanced Circuit Analysis

    2 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor. Corequisite(s): EET 512L . Transfer functions; network analysis by Laplace transform methods. Not open to master's of engineering technology candidates who have backgrounds in electrical or electronics engineering technology.
  
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    EET 512L - Advanced Circuit Analysis Laboratory

    1 hr.
    Corequisite(s): EET 512 .
  
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    EET 550 - Microwave Technology

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): EET 315, MAT 317, PHY 112. Corequisite(s): EET 550L . Introduction to microwave technology. Emphasis: communications, radar, components, circuits, measurement techniques and fault.
  
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    EET 550L - Microwave Technology Laboratory

    1 hr.
    Corequisite(s): EET 550 .
  
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    EET 561 - Electric Power Generation and Distribution

    3 hrs.
    Power generation and distribution, load flow, faults, grids, and layout.
  
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    EET 592 - Special Problems

    1-3 hrs.
    Supervised study in area of electronics engineering technology related to manufacturing.
  
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    EET 603 - Digital Signal Processing

    3 hrs.
    Theory and applications of processing discrete data. MATLAB will be used in the development of DSP algorithms to manipulate signals, reduce noise, and extract information.
  
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    EET 604 - Active and Digital Filtering

    3 hrs.
    Practical analog and digital filter design covering Butterworth, Chebyshev, and elliptic filters. Digital filter design to include IIR and FIR. Window function for FIR filters will also be covered.
  
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    EET 691 - Engineering Research

    1-12 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of Instructor. Directed research conducted in preparation of thesis. May be repeated for a total of 12 hrs.
  
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    EET 692 - Special Problems

    1-3 hrs.
    Supervised study in the area of electronics engineering technology.
  
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    EET 697 - Independent Study and Research

    1-12 hrs.
    Permission of Instructor. Not to be counted toward degree. Students working on thesis not in residence must enroll in this course. May be repeated for a total of 12 hrs.
  
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    EET 698 - Thesis

    1-6 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor. Students actively engaged in research complete and develop written thesis. May be repeated for a total of 6hrs.
  
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    EET 699 - Project

    1-3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor. Students actively engaged in project development. May be repeated for a total of 3 hrs.

English

  
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    ENG 501 - Advanced Grammar

    3 hrs.
    Introduces structural and transformational grammar.
  
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    ENG 503 - Introduction to Linguistics

    3 hrs.
    Introduces the principles of descriptive linguistics.
  
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    ENG 506 - History of the English Language

    3 hrs.
    Surveys the development of the English language from Old English to the present.
  
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    ENG 511 - Studies in Postcolonial Literature

    3 hrs.
    Examines postcolonial literature from the 19th century to the present.
  
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    ENG 513 - Survey of the Modern Novel

    3 hrs.
    Examines major British and Continental novels of the last 100 years.
  
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    ENG 515 - Survey of Modern Poetry

    3 hrs.
    Acquaints students with the work of the significant modern poets, as well as the modern period's important poetic innovations and movements.
  
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    ENG 517 - Survey of Modern Drama

    3 hrs.
    Surveys important British and Continental dramas of the 20th century.
  
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    ENG 518 - Literature for the Adolescent

    3 hrs.
    Study of literature and pedagogical theory for use with secondary school students.
  
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    ENG 519 - Studies in World Literature

    3 hrs.
    Focuses on Continental, British, and American writers of the 19th and 20th centuries. Repeatable to 9 hours.
  
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    ENG 545 - Studies in Children's and Young Adult Literature

    3 hrs.
    Explores various literary topics in children's or young adult literature in a seminar setting. Repeatable to 6 hours.
  
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    ENG 550 - Survey of Medieval Literature, 500-1500

    3 hrs.
    Surveys world literature of the period.
  
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    ENG 551 - Chaucer

    3 hrs.
    Emphasizes a close reading of The Canterbury Tales.
  
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    ENG 552 - Arthurian Literature

    3 hrs.
    Surveys the literature treating the legend of King Arthur.
  
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    ENG 554 - Survey of Shakespeare

    3 hrs.
    Studies a selected group of Shakespeare's work, including plays of several genres.
  
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    ENG 555 - Studies in Shakespeare

    3 hrs.
    Studies a selected group of Shakespeare's work according to genre, theme, or special topic.
  
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    ENG 556 - Survey of 16th-Century British Literature

    3 hrs.
    Studies the more important British writers of this period.
  
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    ENG 557 - Survey of the Development of British Drama to 1642

    3 hrs.
    Studies British drama from its beginnings to 1642, exclusive of Shakespeare.
  
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    ENG 558 - Survey of 17th-Century British Prose and Poetry

    3 hrs.
    Surveys British literature of the period 1600 to 1660, with emphasis on the "schools" of Donne and Jonson.
  
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    ENG 559 - Milton

    3 hrs.
    Studies the poetry and prose of Milton with emphasis on the major works.
  
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    ENG 560 - Survey of British Literature, 1660-1740

    3 hrs.
    Surveys British literature from the Restoration to 1740.
  
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    ENG 562 - Survey of British Literature, 1740-1798

    3 hrs.
    Surveys British literature from 1740 to 1798.
  
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    ENG 563 - Victorian Fiction Prose

    3 hrs.
    Survey of British fiction and nonfiction prose in the period 1830-1900.
  
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    ENG 564 - Survey of the British Novel to 1900

    3 hrs.
    Surveys the development of British fiction from Richardson through Hardy.
  
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    ENG 565 - Survey of 19th-Century British Literature: Romantic

    3 hrs.
    Surveys poetry and prose of the period 1790 to 1830.
  
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    ENG 566 - Victorian Poetry and Drama

    3 hrs.
    Survey of British poetry and drama of the period 1830-1900.
  
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    ENG 567 - Survey of 20th-Century British Literature

    3 hrs.
    Studies major 20th-century British writers, emphasizing novelists and dramatists.
  
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    ENG 568 - British Women Writers

    3 hrs.
    Literature written by British women writers. Variable content.
  
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    ENG 569 - Studies in British Literature

    3 hrs.
    Examines various topics in British literature. Repeatable to 9 hours.
  
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    ENG 570 - Survey of the American Literary Renaissance, 1820-1870

    3 hrs.
    Examines the writings of Emerson, Thoreau, Hawthorne, Melville, Whitman, and others.
  
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    ENG 571 - Survey of the Rise of Realism in American Literature, 1870-1920

    3 hrs.
    Examines American literature after the Civil War, focusing on the terms realism and naturalism.
  
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    ENG 572 - Survey of American Drama

    3 hrs.
    Studies American drama from its beginnings to the present, with emphasis on the 20th century.
  
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    ENG 573 - Studies in African-American Literature

    3 hrs.
    Focuses on specific genres, topics, or writers of African-American Literature.
  
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    ENG 577 - Survey of the American Novel, 1920 to 1960

    3 hrs.
    Studies techniques and historical backgrounds of the major novelists.
  
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    ENG 578 - American Women Writers

    3 hrs.
    Literature written by American women writers. Variable content.
  
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    ENG 585 - Literature of the South

    3 hrs.
    Emphasizes the fiction, poetry, and drama of Southern writers.
  
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    ENG 589 - Studies in American Literature

    3 hrs.
    Studies notable movements, genres, and problems of American literature. Repeatable to 9 hours.
  
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    ENG 593 - Irish Studies

    4 hrs.
    A three-week course taught in Ireland as part of the Southern Miss British Studies Program. Content will vary.
  
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    ENG 596 - Caribbean Studies

    3 hrs.
    Variable content. Lecture series under the auspices of the Center for International and Continuing Education.
  
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    ENG 597 - Special Topics in British Literature

    6 hrs.
    A five-week course taught in London, England, offering an intensive study of special topics in British literature.
  
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    ENG 598 - British Studies I

    3-6 hrs.
    A five-week course taught in London, England. Generally offers an intensive study of topics and figures from the beginning of English literature to 1800.
  
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    ENG 599 - British Studies II

    3-6 hrs.
    A five-week course taught in London, England. Generally offers an intensive study of topics and figures in English literature from 1800 to the present.
  
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    ENG 609 - Dimensions of Learning in English Education I

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): CIS 603 , SPE 500 , REF 632 , CIS 700 . Corequisite(s): REF 601 . Seminar and field experience in English education.
  
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    ENG 610 - Dimensions of Learning in English Education II

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): ENG 609 . Corequisite(s): CIR 754 . Seminar and field experience in English education. Includes a classroom-based research project.
  
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    ENG 611 - Topics in Contemporary Literature

    3 hrs.
    A critical examination of a theme or themes in contemporary literature. Repeatable to 6 hours.
  
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    ENG 612 - Studies in Genre

    3 hrs.
    Provides a focused survey of a literary genre and its critical history. Repeatable to 6 hours.
  
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    ENG 620 - Poetic Forms

    3 hrs.
    This course will provide a study of the elements of craft necessary for the construction of various forms of poetry.
  
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    ENG 625 - Readings in Fiction

    3 hrs.
    Studies in contemporary fiction. Repeatable to 6 hours.
  
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    ENG 626 - Readings in Poetry

    3 hrs.
    Studies in contemporary poetry. Repeatable to 6 hours.
  
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    ENG 627 - Introduction to Publishing

    3 hrs.
    A practical introduction to the business of literary publishing, concentrating on publishing and marketing.
  
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    ENG 628 - Teaching Creative Writing

    3 hrs.
    Introduces students to creative writing pedagodgy.
  
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    ENG 629 - Teaching Literature

    3 hrs.
    Introduces a variety of pedagogical methods for teaching literature at the secondary or post-secondary/college level.
  
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    ENG 630 - Teaching Composition

    3 hrs.
    Introduces students to composition pedagogy.
  
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    ENG 631 - Composition Research and Scholarship

    3 hrs.
    Examines resources and methods for research and scholarship; emphasizes empirical, rhetorical, and historical frameworks.
  
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    ENG 632 - Contemporary Composition Theory

    3 hrs.
    Surveys contemporary theories of composition and considers their implications for teaching writing.
  
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    ENG 633 - Rhetorical Dimensions of Composition

    3 hrs.
    Examines historical and contemporary theories of rhetoric in the context of composition theory and practice.
  
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    ENG 640 - Critical Reading and Methods in English

    3 hrs.
    Instruction in the collection, evaluation, and presentation of research materials.
  
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    ENG 641 - Advanced Research and Methods in English

    3 hrs.
    Instruction in the collection, evaluation, and presentation of research materials and the development of scholarly methodologies.
  
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    ENG 642 - Literary Criticism

    3 hrs.
    Provides a historical approach to the study of literary criticism from the classical period to the present. Emphasis will be on major texts and major critics.
  
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    ENG 644 - Topics in Literary Theory

    3 hrs.
    A critical examination of important trends, movements, or issues in literary theory. Repeatable to 6 hours.
  
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    ENG 645 - Topics in Children's and Young Adult Literature

    3 hrs.
    Critical examination of a theme or themes in children's and young adult literature. Repeatable to 6 hours.
  
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    ENG 650 - Studies in Medieval Literature

    3 hrs.
    Provides a focused survey of world literature from the period 500-1500. Repeatable up to 6 hours.
  
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    ENG 655 - Studies in Shakespeare

    3 hrs.
    Provides a survey of a group of Shakespeare's plays chosen on the basis of genre, period, or theme. Repeatable to 6 hours.
  
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    ENG 658 - Studies in Renaissance Literature

    3 hrs.
    Provides a focused survey of literary works from the 16th and 17th centuries. Repeatable to 6 hours.
  
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    ENG 661 - Studies in the Restoration and 18th-Century British Literature

    3hrs.
    Provides a focused survey in the literature of the restoration period through the 18th century. Repeatable to 6 hours.
  
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    ENG 663 - Studies in 19th-Century British Literature

    3 hrs.
    Provides a focused survey of the poetry or prose of the 19th century. Repeatable to 6 hours.
  
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    ENG 667 - Studies in 20th-Century British Literature

    3 hrs.
    Provides a focused survey of 20th-century British literature. Repeatable to 6 hours.
  
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    ENG 669 - Topics in British Literature

    3 hrs.
    A critical examination of important trends, movements, and issues in British literature. Repeatable up to 6 hours.
  
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    ENG 670 - Studies in American Literature I

    3 hrs.
    Provides a focused survey of selected American writers and movements before 1900. Repeatable to 6 hours.
  
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    ENG 671 - Studies in American Literature II

    3 hrs.
    Provides a focused survey of selected American writers and movements since 1900. Repeatable to 6 hours.
  
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    ENG 672 - Topics in American Literature

    3 hrs.
    A critical examination of a theme or themes in American literature. Repeatable to 6 hours.
  
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    ENG 673 - Topics in African-American Literature

    3 hrs.
    A critical examination of genres, topics, or writers of African-American literature. Repeatable to 6 hours.
  
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    ENG 678 - Topics in Writing by Women

    3 hrs.
    A critical examination of a genre, topic, or theme in women's literature. Repeatable to 6 hours.
  
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    ENG 690 - Practicum in the Theory and Teaching of Composition

    3 hrs.
    Provides graduate instructors with theoretical background necessary for teaching of composition, as well as practical models for teaching first-year composition courses.
  
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    ENG 692 - Special Problems

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor. Provides the opportunity to pursue a special topic or area of interest. Repeatable to 6 hours.
 

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