Course Descriptions

The following course descriptions for the core and elective courses can help you to think through what classes you might take as part of the certificate program.

Core Courses

ENGL 7960 – Methods of Teaching English in the Two-Year College

History and pedagogy of teaching writing in the two-year college. Emphasis given to the development of effective teaching methods.

ENGL 7975 – Developmental English in the Two-Year College

History and pedagogy of developmental writing in the two-year college. Emphasis given to the development of effective teaching methods.

Elective Courses

ENGL 6528 – Teaching English as a Second Language: Theories and Principles

Current theories and principles of teaching English to non-native speakers or speakers of nonstandard dialects.

ENGL 6625 – Teaching Composition: Theory and Practice

Composition theory and its applications to college writing instruction.

ENGL 7630 – Cultural Rhetoric and Writing

Study of how cultural values and assumption affect writing practices through genre, style, and conventions of argument.

ENGL 7666 – Teaching English in the Two-Year College Internship

May be repeated for a maximum of 6 s.h. 18 s.h. graduate ENGL credit or consent of instructor. Supervised on-site research and instruction in rhetoric, composition, and theory.

ENGL 7745 – Teaching Professional Communication

Designed for those teaching introductory professional communication courses, particularly service courses at undergraduate level in community colleges and universities. Addresses emerging technologies as tools for teaching such courses.

ENGL 7950 – Issues in Teaching Composition

Advanced composition theory and its applications to writing instruction.

 


 

Note: Other courses may be substituted with approval from the director of graduate studies.

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