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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Courses & Current Schedule

Page address: http://english.mnsu.edu/enged/courses.html

Course Schedule, Summer 2016

Course Meeting Information
Eng 242-01, online 5/16-6/17, chat TH 6:00-7:00
Eng 242-02, online 6/20-7/22, chat MW 6:00-7:00
Eng 285-01, online 6/20-7/22, chat TH 3:30-4:30
Eng 4/561-01, online 5/16-6/17, chat T 4:30-6:00 (substitute for 4/525)
Eng 4/564-01, online 6/20-7/22, chat MW 6:00-7:00

Course Schedule, Fall 2016

Course Meeting Information
Eng 285-01, on campus 8/22-10/14, MTWH 2:00-2:50
Eng 242, several sections, on campus days and times, TBA
Eng 362, on campus M 6-10
Eng 4/564-01, online chat T 4:30-5:30

Course Schedule, Spring 2017

Course Meeting Information
Eng 242, all sections on campus days and times, TBA
Eng 285-01, on campus days and times, TBA
Eng 4/525-01, on campus days and times, TBA
Eng 4/563, on campus days and times, TBA

Courses are listed sequentially by number:

  • 200-level courses are sophomore-level courses
  • 300- and 400-level courses are upper-division, undergraduate courses
  • 500-level courses are graduate courses
  • 600-level courses are graduate seminars

Introductory (200-level) course

285: Practical Grammar
A review of traditional grammar designed to prepare students for advanced work in language and grammar. This course will run for a half-semester.

 

Undergraduate (300- and 400-level) courses

 

325: Children’s Literature
Introduction to authors, genres, illustrations, and works of literature published for elementary age children. Current and classic works.

 

361: Teaching English in the High School
Methods of and materials for teaching English in the 7-12 language arts curriculum, with emphasis on curriculum, especially the new state curriculum assessment package, lesson and unit plans, clinical experience, professional issues and responsibilities.

 

362: Teaching Literature and Writing
Methods of and materials for teaching writing and literature (fiction, nonfiction, poetry) in the 7-12 language arts curriculum. Emphasis on computer assisted writing, computer assisted research, and assessment.

 

425: Topics in Children’s Literature
Topics have included genres such as fantasy or historical fiction and thematic topics such as survival or journeys.

 

461: World Literature for Children and Young Adults
Selected works of literature for students in grades 5-12 from a variety of countries and cultures.

 

463: Adolescent Literature
Motivation and interests of and materials for adolescent readers.

 

464: Teaching Literature in the Middle School
Survey of books suitable for the Middle School classroom, covering a variety of topics and genres.

 

Graduate (500-level) courses

 

525: Topics in Children’s Literature
Topics in genres such as fantasy and historical fiction and thematic topics such as survival or journeys. May be repeated with different subject matter.

 

563: Adolescent Literature
Motivation and interests of and materials for adolescent readers.

 

564: Teaching Literature in Middle School
Survey of books suitable for the Middle School classroom, covering a variety of
topics and genres.

 

Graduate (600-level) seminars

 

625: Seminar: Composition Theory
Introduction to the major theories of the nature of composition and their pedagogical application.

 

661: Topics in Children's & Young Adult Literature
Topics of interest to the teacher or professional working in the field of children's and young adult literature. May be repeated with different subject matter.

 

662: Topics in English Education
Topics such as writing assessment, teaching poetry, and teaching writing in the secondary schools. May be repeated with different subject matter.