Graduate Courses

Graduate instructors take English 505 and often English 515. Courses at the 600-level include the following recent offerings:

  • English 680T – Professional Writing Theory The seminar is designed as a forum for collaborative inquiry into Professional Writing, viewed as both workplace practice and a field of theory, research, and pedagogy.
  • English 680D – The omnipresence of new media poses new opportunities and challenges for publishing. This seminar focuses on the implications and possibilities of digital multimedia for the dissemination and archiving of knowledge, the problems multimedia poses for traditional disciplinary and discursive formations, and the means of production that are transforming literate practice in the humanities.
  • English 680V – Visual Rhetoric Focuses on the rhetorical and philosophical problems posed by the visual turn; the role of perceptual processes, time, movement, and memory in the act of seeing; the interanimation of the verbal and the visual in representation; the circumstances of visual culture and art; visual communication in print and on the Web; graphic design principles; film rhetoric; the economics of attention; and identification as a visual/rhetorical process. (Publishing Resources) Rhetoric and Digital Publishing (//Grad/Publishing Resources) This course focuses on the rhetorical and philosophical problems posed by the visual turn; the role of perceptual processes, time, movement, and memory in the act of seeing; the interanimation of the verbal and the visual in representation; the circumstances of visual culture and art; visual communication in print and on the Web; and identification as a visual/rhetorical process.