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

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.

 

463: Adolescent Literature
Motivation and interests of and materials for adolescent readers. This course will run a half-semester.

 

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.

 

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