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Course Equivalency Tool (Montana University System Common Course Changes)

ENGL
English


ENGL 290R  UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH

ENGL 291   SPECIAL TOPICS 

ENGL 339   TEACHING WRITING IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS

ENGL 445   TEACHING READING AND LITERATURE IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS 

ENGL 450   HISTORY AND THEORY OF RHETORIC/COMPOSITION

ENGL 461R  ISSUES IN ENGLISH EDUCATION

ENGL 490R  UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH

ENGL 510   STUDIES IN CRITICAL THEORY

ENGL 520   PEDAGOGY THEORY & PRACTICE

ENGL 530   WRITING THEORY AND PRACTICE

ENGL 540   LITERARY HISTORY

ENGL 550   FOCUSED RESEARCH SEMINAR

ENGL 575   PROFESSIONAL PAPER

ENGL 588   PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

ENGL 590   MASTER'S THESIS

ENGL 591   SPECIAL TOPICS

ENGL 592   INDEPENDENT STUDY

ENGL 594   GRADUATE SEMINAR

ENGL 598   INTERNSHIP 

ENGL 290R UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
F,S 1-6 cr. IND may be repeated
-- Directed undergraduate research/creative activity which may culminate in a written work or other creative project. Course will address responsible conduct of research.

ENGL 291 SPECIAL TOPICS
On Demand 1 - 4 cr. Maximum 12 cr.
PREREQUISITE: None required but some may be determined necessary by the department.
-- Courses not required in any curriculum for which there is a particular one-time need, or given on a trial basis to determine acceptability and demand before requesting a regular course number.

ENGL 339 TEACHING WRITING IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS
S 3 cr. RCT 3
PREREQUISITE: WRIT 101 and LIT 201.
COREQUISITE: ENGL 445.
-- Explores theoretical and practical issues related to teaching textual production within secondary English classrooms, including, but not limited to the following: creating assignments, assessing and evaluating student textual production, standardized writing assessments, and multi-modal and digital composing processes.

ENGL 445 TEACHING READING AND LITERATURE IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS
S 3 cr. RCT 3
COREQUISITE: ENGL 339.
-- Explores theoretical and practical issues related to teaching textual consumption within secondary English classrooms, including, but not limited to the following: reading strategy instruction, applying literary theories to the teaching of literature, and linking literacy and literature pedagogies.

ENGL 450 HISTORY AND THEORY OF RHETORIC/COMPOSITION
F alternate years, to be offered even years 3 cr. RCT 3
PREREQUISITE: WRIT 201 or WRIT 221.
-- Intensive study in composition/rhetorical theory, with attention to writing pedagogy.

ENGL 461R ISSUES IN ENGLISH EDUCATION
F 3 cr. RCT 3
PREREQUISITE: EDSD 457 and senior standing.
-- Senior capstone course for senior English teaching majors and minors. Explores current trends and issues within the field of English Education. At least one-third of this course will focus on students' original research related to English Education.

ENGL 470 INDEPENDENT STUDY
On Demand 1 - 3 cr. IND Maximum 6 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing, consent of instructor and approval of department chair.
-- Directed research and study on an individual basis. May not be used in lieu of another required course in the English curriculum.

ENGL 476 INTERNSHIP
On Demand 1 - 12 cr. IND
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing, consent of instructor and approval of department chair.
-- An individual assignment arranged with an agency, business or other organization to provide guided experience in the field.

ENGL 480 SPECIAL TOPICS
On Demand 1 - 4 cr. Maximum 12 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Course prerequisites as determined for each offering.
-- Courses not required in any curriculum for which there is a particular one-time need, or given on a trial basis to determine acceptability and demand before requesting a regular course number.

ENGL 489R UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH/CREATIVE ACTIVITY INSTRUCTION
F,S,Su 1 - 2 cr. RCT May be repeated. Max 4 cr.
COREQUISITE: ENGL 490.
-- Classroom instruction associated with directed undergraduate research/creative activity projects.

ENGL 490R UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
F,S,Su 1-6 cr. IND May be repeated. Max 12 cr.
-- Directed undergraduate research/creative activity which may culminate in a research paper, journal article, or undergraduate thesis. Course will address responsible conduct of research.

ENGL 510 STUDIES IN CRITICAL THEORY
S 3 cr. SEM 3 Max 6 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing and upper division literary theory courses.
-- Topics in critical theory and practice. Explores how historical and contemporary theories of literature have shaped the ways readers, teachers, and critics have thought about such fundamental questions as canon formation, pedagogical practice, and the goals and purposes of literary studies as a field.

ENGL 520 PEDAGOGY THEORY & PRACTICE
Su 3 cr. IND 1 RCT 1 SEM 1
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing and ENGL 501 or equivalent.
-- Topics in pedagogical theory and practice. Examines the ways English has been defined and taught over the years, including the philosophies and pedagogical theories that have driven that development.

ENGL 530 WRITING THEORY AND PRACTICE
F 3 cr. SEM 3 Max 6 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing and upper division writing courses.
-- Topics in rhetoric and composition. Examines a variety of models that have historically governed composition theory and writing practice.

ENGL 540 LITERARY HISTORY
F alternate years, to be offered even years 3 cr. SEM 3 Maximum 6 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing and upper division literary history courses.
-- Topics in the theory and practice of literary history. Examines debates in the discipline on topics such as the production and reception of literary texts, the practice of periodization, and the relationship between literary studies and historiography.

ENGL 550 FOCUSED RESEARCH SEMINAR
S,F alternate years F odd years 3 cr. SEM Maximum 6 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing. Course prerequisites as determined for each offering.
-- Topics offered at the graduate level not covered in the required courses. Involves directed research resulting in paper, as well as participation in preparing and presenting discussion material. Topics will vary.

ENGL 575 PROFESSIONAL PAPER
F,S,Su 1 - 4 cr. IND Maximum 6 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing.
-- A research or professional paper or project dealing with a topic in the field. The topic must have been mutually agreed upon by the student and his or her major advisor and graduate committee.

ENGL 588 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
On Demand 1 - 3 cr. May be repeated; maximum 3 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing, teaching experience and/or current employment in a school organization, consent of instructor and Dean of Graduate Studies.
-- Courses offered on a one-time basis to fulfill professional development needs of in service educators. A specific focus is given to each course, which is appropriately subtitled.

ENGL 590 MASTER'S THESIS
F,S,Su 1 - 10 cr. IND
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing.
-- A thesis dealing with a topic in the field. The topic must have been mutually agreed upon by the student and his or her major advisor and graduate committee.

ENGL 591 SPECIAL TOPICS
On Demand 1 - 4 cr. SEM Maximum 12 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing or seniors by petition. Course prerequisites as determined for each offering.
-- Advanced study of topics in the discipline, in courses not required in any curriculum, including experimental offerings of visiting professors, trial offerings of new courses, or one-time offerings of current topics.

ENGL 592 INDEPENDENT STUDY
On Demand 1 - 4 cr. IND Maximum 6 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing, consent of instructor, approval of department chair and Dean of Graduate Studies.
-- Directed research and study on an individual basis.

ENGL 594 GRADUATE SEMINAR
On Demand 1 - 4 cr. SEM Maximum 4 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing or seniors by petition. Course prerequisites as determined for each offering. -- Topics offered at the graduate level which are not covered in regular courses. Students participate in preparing and presenting discussion material.

ENGL 598 INTERNSHIP
On Demand 1 - 12 IND Maximum 12 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing, consent of instructor, approval of the department chair, and completion of 15 credits of graduate work in English.
-- An individualized assignment arranged with an agency, business, school, or other organization to provide guided experience in the field.

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