SPECIAL TOPICS IN ENGLISH
English 680. Special Topics in English
Credit Hours (1-6).
A detailed study by graduate students of a topic in composition, creative writing, literary criticism, rhetoric, literature, language, linguistics, or folklore. The content and the credit hours will vary with each offering and require the approval of the English Department Graduate Committee and the English Department Chairperson.
Detailed Description of Content of Course
Each proposal for a special topics course must include a description of the course's content. That description should include the primary and secondary readings that will be central features of the course, the nature and purposes of writing assignments, and the nature and purposes of any projects, performances, or field experiences that will be a part of the course.
Detailed Description of Conduct of Course
Each proposal for a special topics course must include a description of how the course will be conducted. This description should detail the kinds of instruction and other interactions the students and the professor will have. If other persons will be a part of the course, their roles and the nature of their interactions with the students should also be detailed.
Goals and Objectives of the Course
Each proposal for a special topics course must include a description of the course's goals and objectives. These goals can be both content centered and process centered.
Each proposal for a special topics course must include a description of how the students' performances will be evaluated.
Other Course Information
Proposals for special topics courses should not replicate the content of established courses. They should provide opportunities for graduate students to study and perform in ways that established courses do not permit.
Review and Approval
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