Course Descriptions

The links below provide individual detailed class descriptions for most of the department's 3000, 4000, and graduate level classes. Descriptions are provided by the individual professors and refer to their current offerings and specific class requirements. Links provide overviews from the English Department or individual professors regarding freshman program and 2000 level courses. For additional information, consult your advisor or the professor offering the class. Descriptions are also posted to departmental bulletin boards in Lee Hall, inside the Main Office (suite 2000) on the second floor. Complete schedules are available on Banner . Complete departmental course listings may be found in the Mississippi State catalogs . *Starred descriptions are previous term descriptions. Contact the professor for up-to-date details. Other linked items are current.

Spring 2019

Undergraduate

Course Number (click for description)TimeProfessor - contact
Freshman Composition Coursesvariousvarious
Composition Two-for-One Credit (EN 1173, EN 1113H)variousvarious
EN 2203: Introduction to Literaturevariousvarious
Literature Survey Courses: EN 2213, EN 2223, EN 2243, EN 2253, EN 2273, EN 2283variousvarious
EN 2263: Introduction to African American LiteratureTTh 12:30-1:45Antoinette Hayden - Email
EN 2403: Introduction to the Study of Language(1) MWF 10:00-10:50
(2) MWF 12:00-12:50
Sava Kolev  - Email
EN 2434: Literature and FilmTTh 2:00-3:15 &
T 3:30-5:15
Jervette Ward - Email
 
EN 2443: Introduction to Science FictionTTh 12:30-1:45Lara Dodds- Email
EN 2503: Teaching GrammarMWF 9:00-9:50Catherine Doughty- Email
 
EN 3303: Creative Writing (sec. 1)MWF 9:00-9:50James Redd- Email
EN 3303: Creative Writing (sec. 2, 4)(2) MW 12:30-1:45
(4) MW 2:00-3:15
Michael Kardos- Email
EN 3303: Creative Writing (sec. 3)MW 12:30-1:45Becky Hagenston- Email
EN 3303: Creative Writing sec. (5)TTh 8:00-9:15Emily Stinson- Email
EN 3303: Creative Writing (sec. 6, 7, 8)(6) TTh 11:00-12:15
(7) TTh 12:30-1:45
(8) TTh 2:00-3:15
Richard Lyons- Email
EN 3313: Writing for the Workplace (sec. 1)MW 2:00-3:15Kayleigh Few- Email
EN 3313: Writing for the Workplace (sec. 2)TR 12:30-1:45Katherine Flowers- Email
EN 3313: Writing for the Workplace (sec. 3)MWF 11:00-11:50Aaron Grimes - Email
EN 3313: Writing for the Workplace (sec. 501)onlinePeter Olson - Email
EN 3414: Critical Writing and Research in Literature(1) TTh 11:00-12:15 &
W 2:00-2:50
(2) TTh 9:30-10:45 &
W 2:00-2:50

 

Shalyn Claggett- Email

EN 3513: Women and LiteratureMW 2:00-3:15Kelly Marsh- Email
EN 3803: Intermediate Poetry WritingTTh11:00 - 12:15Catherine Pierce- Email
HON 3813: Introduction to FilmMW 2:00-3:15
T 2:00-4:00 (screening lab)
Andrea Spain - Email
EN 4990 (sec. 02): Internships in English(arranged)Abigail Voller - Email

Split Level (Undergraduate or Graduate Credit)

Course Number (click for description)TimeProfessor - contact

EN 6223/4223: Principles of Legal Writing

TTh 9:30-10:45Matthew Little- Email
EN 6313/4313: Craft of FictionMW 2:00-3:15Becky Hagenston- Email
EN 6333/4333: Southern LiteratureTTh 11:00-12:15Ted Atkinson- Email
EN 6403/4403: Introduction to LinguisticsTTh 11:00-12:15Ginger Pizer- Email
EN 6413/4413: History of the English LanguageTTh 12:30-1:45Ginger Pizer- Email

EN 6433/4433: Approaches to TESOL

MW 2:00-3:15Megan Smith- Email
EN 6443/4443: English SyntaxTTh 11:00-12:15Megan Smith- Email
EN 6513/4513: ShakespeareTTh 8:00-9:15Gregory Bentley- Email
EN 6523/4523: ChaucerMW 12:30-1:45Holly Johnson- Email
EN 6633/4633: Language and SocietyTTh 9:30-10:45Katherine Flowers- Email
EN 6723/4723: British Literature and Culture 1660-1700:
Impotence and Power: Sex and Politics in the Restoration
TTh 12:30-1:45Peter DeGabriele- Email
EN 6803/4803: Types of Drama Since 1900TTh 11:00-12:15Gregory Bentley- Email
EN 6813/4813: The World Novel Since 1900:
The Human and its Others
TTh 12:30-1:45Andrea Spain- Email
EN 6883/4883: Victorian Prose and PoetryTTh 2:00-3:15Shalyn Claggett- Email
EN 6893/4893: American Literature to 1800:
Catastrophe and Early America
MW 2:00-3:15Bonnie O'Neill- Email
EN 6990/4990 (sec. 01): Special Topics in English -
Creative Nonfiction: The Personal Essay
TTh 9:30-10:45Catherine Pierce - Email
 
   

Graduate Seminars

Course Number (click for description)TimeProfessor - contact
EN 6013: Teaching College Writing (Directed Study for English Dept. Teaching Assistants )M W F  10:00am - 10:50amAnn Spurlock Email

EN 8533: Studies in English Lit 1660-1832

T 5:00pm - 7:50 pmPeter DeGabriele - Email
EN 8583: Selected Topics in Language and Literature (TBA)Th 5:00pm - 7:50 pmJervette Ward - Email

 

Fall 2018

Undergraduate

Course Number (click for description)Time Professor - contact
Freshman Composition Courses VariousVarious
Composition Two-for-One Credit (EN 1173, EN 1113H) VariousVarious
EN 1111 English StudiesT 5:30-6:20Kelly Marsh - Kelly Marsh Email
EN 2203: Introduction to Literature VariousVarious
Literature Survey Courses: EN 2213, EN 2223, EN 2243, EN 2253, EN 2273, EN 2283 VariousVarious
EN 2363 Introduction to African-American LiteratureMW 2:00-3:15Donald Shaffer - Donald Shaffer Email
EN 2434: Literature and Film

TTh 3:30-5:00
M 5:00-6:50

Michele Crescenzo - Michele Crescenzo Email
EN 2503: Teaching GrammarMWF 9:00-9:50Catherine Doughty - Catherine Doughty Email
EN 3303: Creative Writing, sec. 01

TTh 8:00-9:15

Emily Stinson - Emily Stinson Email
*EN 3303: Creative Writing. sec. 02, 09 (2) TTh 12:30-1:45
(9) TTh 11:00-12:15
Richard Lyons - Richard Lyons Email
EN 3303: Creative Writing, sec. 03, 04, 05

(3) TTh 2:00-3:15
(4) TTh 12:30-1:45
(5) TTh 9:30-10:45

Becky Hagenston - Becky Hagenston Email
EN 3303: Creative Writing, sec. 06

MWF 9:00-9:50

James Redd - James Redd Email
EN 3303: Creative Writing, sec. 07MW 2:00-3:15Michael Kardos - Michael Kardos Email
EN 3303: Creative Writing, sec. 08TTh 9:30-10:45Catherine Pierce - Catherine Pierce Email
EN 3313: Writing for the Workplace, sec. 01TTh 3:30-4:45Aaron Grimes - Aaron Grimes Email
EN 3313: Writing for the Workplace, sec. 02TTh 9:30-10:45Katherine Flowers - Katherine Flowers Email
EN 3313: Writing for the Workplace, sec. 03TTh 2:00-3:15Taylor Garner - Taylor Garner Email
EN 3313: Writing for the Workplace, sec. 04MW 2:00-3:15Aaron Grimes - Aaron Grimes Email
EN 3414 Critical Writing and Research in Literary Studies(2) TTh 9:30-10:45, W 2:00-2:50Andrea Spain - Andrea Spain Email
(3) TTh 11:00-12:15 , W 2:00-2:50
EN 3423: Descriptive English GrammarTTh 12:30-1:45Megan Smith - Megan Smith Email
EN 3533: Selected Authors: Sir Thomas Malory & Arthurian Literature MWF 9:00-9:50Holly Johnson - Holly Johnson Email
EN 3903: Intermediate FictionMW 12:30 - 1:45Michael Kardos - Michael Kardos Email
EN 4111 Portfolios and Reflective WritingM 5:30-6:20Miller, Elizabeth Ellis Miller, Elizabeth Ellis Email
EN4243: Writing Center Tutoring TTh 3:30-4:45Kayleigh Few - Kayleigh Few Email

Split level (graduate or undergraduate credit)

Course Number (click for description)Time Professor - contact
EN 6303/4303: Craft of Poetry T 5:00-7:50Catherine Pierce - Catherine Pierce Email
EN 6323/4323: Critical Theory Since PlatoTTh 2:00-3:15Dan Punday - Dan Punday Email
EN 6403/4403: Introduction to Linguistics sec. 01;
Also listed as AN 6403/4403

TTh 9:30-10:45

Megan Smith - Megan Smith Email
EN 6403/4403: Introduction to Linguistics sec. 02;
Also listed as AN 6403/4403
TTh 2:00-3:15Ginger Pizer - Ginger Pizer Email
EN 6453/4453: Methods in TESOL

TTh 3:30-4:45

Megan Smith - Megan Smith Email
EN 6463/4463: Studies in Second Language Acquisition

MW 2:00-3:15

Wendy Herd - Wendy Herd Email
EN 6473-4473: Phonetics; Also listed as PSY 6473-4473MW 12:30-1:45Wendy Herd - Wendy Herd Email
EN 6503/4503: In the Beginning: Shakespeare t0 1599MWF 12:30-1:45Thomas Anderson - Thomas Anderson Email
EN 6623/4623 Language and CultureTTh 11:00-12:15Ginger Pizer - Ginger Pizer Email
EN 6663/4663 The British and Irish Novel Since 1900 TTh 3:30-4:45Kelly Marsh - Kelly Marsh Email
EN 6703/4703: Sixteenth Century English LiteratureTTh 8:00-9:15Greg Bentley - Greg Bentley Email
EN 6863/4863 Romantic PoetryTTh 11:00-12:15Lara Dodds - Lara Dodds Email
EN 6903-4903 American Literature 1800-1860: American Manhood TTh 9:30-10:45Bonnie O'Neill - Bonnie O'Neill Email
EN 6933/4933 Survey of Contemporary LiteratureTTh 9:30-10:45Andrea Spain - Andrea Spain Email
EN 6943/4943 Form and Theory of FictionTTh 12:30-1:45Peter DeGabriele - Peter DeGabriele Email
EN 6990/4990 Special Topics: Literature and Social Change MW 12:30-1:45Elizabeth Miller - Elizabeth Miller Email

Graduate Seminars

Course Number (click for description)Time Professor - contact
EN 6013: Teaching College Writing (Directed Study for English Dept. Teaching Assistants)TTh 12:30-1:45Ann Spurlock - Ann Spurlock Email
EN 8103: Graduate Research In EnglishW 5:00-7:50Shalyn Claggett - Shalyn Claggett Email
EN 8333: Studies in Southern Literature: Southerly Currents Th 5:00-7:50Ted Atkinson - Ted Atkinson Email
EN 8523 Studies in English Literature 1485-1660:M 5:00-7:50Eric Vivier - Eric Vivier Email

Summer 2018

Undergraduate

Course Number (click for description)Time Professor - contact
Freshman Composition Courses VariousVarious
EN 2203: Introduction to Literature VariousVarious
Literature Survey Courses: EN 2213, EN 2253, VariousVarious
EN 2403 Introduction to the Study of Languages (also listed as AN 2403)Sum. I
MTWThF 8:00-9:50
Wendy Herd - Wendy Herd Email
EN 3303 Creative WritingSum. I
MTWThF 10:00- 11:50
Becky Hagenston - Becky Hagenston Email

Split level (graduate or undergraduate credit)

Course Number (click for description)Time Professor - contact
EN 6403/4403 Introduction to Linguistics Also listed as AN 6403/4403Sum. I MTWThF 10:00-11:50Wendy Herd - Wendy Herd Email
*EN 6493-4493: TESOL Practicum TBA Wendy Herd - Wendy Herd Email
EN 6513/4513 ShakespeareSum. I
MTWThF 10:00-11:50
Eric Vivier - Eric Vivier Email

Graduate Seminars

Course Number (click for description)Time Professor - contact
EN 8573: Studies in Literature Since 1900: U.S. Literature of the 1960s Sum. I
MTWThF 10:00-11:50
Matthew Little - Matthew Little Email

Spring 2018

Undergraduate

Course Number (click for description)Time Professor - contact
Freshman Composition Courses
(EN 0103, EN 1103, En 1113)
VariousVarious
Composition Two-for-One Credit (EN 1173, EN 1113H) VariousVarious
EN 2203: Introduction to Literature VariousVarious
Literature Survey Courses: EN 2213, EN 2223, EN 2243, EN 2253, EN 2273, EN 2283 VariousVarious
EN 2403: Introduction to the Study of Language (also listed as AN 2403)(s.01) MW 2:00- 3:15Wendy Herd - Wendy Herd Email
(s.02) MW 3:30-4:45Sava Kolev - Sava Kolev Email
EN 2443: Introduction to Science Fiction TTh 2:00-3:15Lara Dodds - Lara Dodds Email
EN 2503: Teaching GrammarMW 12:30-1:45Catherine Doughty - Catherine Doughty Email
EN 3303: Creative Writing(s.01) TTh 9:30-10:45
(s.02)TTh 12:30-1:45
(s.07) TTh 11:00-12:15
Richard Lyons - Richard Lyons Email

(s.03) TTh 9:30-10:45
(s.04)TTh 2:00-3:15

Catherine Pierce - Catherine Pierce Email
(s.05) MW 12:30-1:45
(s.06) MW 2:00-3:15
Becky Hagenston - Becky Hagenston Email
EN 3313: Writing for the Workplace(s.01) TTh 12:30-1:45Kayleigh Few - Kayleigh Few Email
(s.02) MW 3:30-4:45

Taylor Garner Taylor Garner Email

(s.03) MWF 11:00-11:50

Aaron Grimes - Aaron Grimes Email

s. 501 - online

EN 3414: Critical Writing and Research in Literary Studies(s.01) TTh 11:00- 12:15 & W 2:00- 2:50Eric Vivier - Eric Vivier Email
(s.02) TTh 9:30- 10:45 & W 2:00- 2:50Eric Vivier - Eric Vivier Email
EN 3513: Women in Literature MW 12:30-1:45Kelly Marsh - Kelly Marsh Email
EN 3533: Selected Authors: American Gods, Myths, and Roadside Attractions MWF 10:00-10:50Marty Price - Marty Price Email
EN 3803: Intermediate Poetry Writing TTh 12:30-1:45Catherine Pierce - Catherine Pierce Email

Split level (graduate or undergraduate credit)

Course Number (click for description)Time Professor - contact
EN 6223/4223: Principles of Legal WritingTTh 9:30-10:45Matthew Little
Matthew Little Email
EN 6233/4233: Composition Pedagogy MW 2:00-3:15

Miller, Elizabeth Ellis Miller, Elizabeth Ellis Email

EN 6313/4313: Craft of Fiction W 5:00- 7:50 pmMichael Kardos - Michael Kardos Email
EN 6343/4343 African American Literature MWF 10:00-10:50Robert West - Robert West Email

EN 6403/4403: Introduction to Linguistics *
(also listed as AN 6403/4403)

TTh 2:00-3:15

Megan Smith - Megan Smith Email

EN 6413/4413: History of the English Language* TTh 12:30-1:45Ginger Pizer - Ginger Pizer Email
EN 6433/4433: Approaches to TESOL* TTh 12:30-1:45Wendy Herd - Wendy Herd Email
EN 6443/4443: English Syntax* TTh 11:00-12:15Megan Smith - Megan Smith Email
EN 6513/4513: Shakespeare after 1600* MW 12:30-1:45Greg Bentley - Greg Bentley Email
EN 6633/4633 Language and Society
(also listed as AN 6633/4633 and SO 6633/4633)
TTh 9:30-10:45Ginger Pizer - Ginger Pizer Email
EN 6653/4653 19th Century British Novel MW 12:30-1:45Shalyn Claggett - Shalyn Claggett Email
EN 6713/4713 17th Century British Literature: Women's Writing and English Literary History TTh 11:00-12:15Lara Dodds - Lara Dodds Email
EN 6733/4733 18th Century British Literature: Satire, Comedy, and Social Commentary in the 18th Century TTh 9:30-10:45Peter DeGabriele - Peter DeGabriele Email
EN 6923/4923: The American Novel Since 1900: Fictions of History TTh 12:30-1:45Ted Atkinson - Ted Atkinson Email
EN 6953/4953 Form and Theory of Poetry MWF 11:00-11:50Robert West - Robert West Email
EN 6990/4990: Special Topics in English: Grant Writing

TTh 3:30-4:45

Katherine Flowers - Katherine Flowers Email

Graduate Seminars

Course Number (click for description)Time Professor - contact
EN 6013: Teaching College Writing (Directed Study for English Dept. Teaching Assistants )MW 12:30-1:45Ann Spurlock - Ann Spurlock Email
EN 8513: Studies in English Literature before 1485: The Ricardian Poets Th 3:30-6:20 pmHolly Johnson - Holly Johnson Email
EN 8553: American Literature to the Civil War: Novels and Narratives of Early America F 9:00-11:50 amBonnie O'Neill - Bonnie O'Neill Email
EN 8593: Studies in Post-Colonial Literatures: South African Literature in Transition*. M 5:00-7:50 pmAndrea Spain - Andrea Spain Email