Current & Upcoming Classes

*Note Faculty reserve the right to modify these syllabi. Please use them as examples of what you'll be reading/covering. For the official list of texts, check the WSU Bookstore site. You must petition the program director for permission in order to take more than 9 credit hours in any semester. 

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General information

If you are interested in individualized instruction (Directed Reading, Project or Thesis), please refer to our  Individualized Instruction page. You should begin discussing your proposal with the director or the faculty early in the previous semester. The Project and Thesis require a committee of 3 faculties. It takes time to get these approved and register. Start as early as possible!

Class times:  5:30-8:10 p.m. unless noted otherwise.
Classes are three credit hours.

This schedule represents a plan for the coming semesters and is subject to change.


Summer 2020

First Block (May 4-June 19)

Monday/Wednesday

MENG 6760 Poetry Writing; Hybrid format; 5:30 - 8:10 p.m; taught by Laura Stott
MENG 6240 Seminar in American Literature: The Harlem Renaissance; Online format; taught by Dr. Emily January Petersen

Tuesday/Thursday

MENG 6450 ESL/Bilingual Assessment; 1:30-4:10 p.m.; taught by Dr. Debi Sheridan
MENG 6710 Variable Topics: Poetry of Ireland; 5:30 - 8:10 p.m.; taught by Dr. Karen Moloney

Second Block (June 22-Aug 12)

Monday/Wednesday

MENG 6420 Phonology and Syntax for ESL; Online format; taught by Dr. Debi Sheridan
MENG 6330 Literary and Rhetorical Stylistics: Posthumanist and New Materialist Rhetorics; Online format; taught by Dr. Jason Barrett-Fox

Tuesday/Thursday

MENG 6710 Variable Topics: American and British Transcendentalism; Online format; taught by Dr. Mikel Vause


Fall 2020

Monday

MENG 6010 Introduction to Graduate Studies; taught by Dr. Dave Hartwig; Flex format
MENG 6260 Seminar in World Literature and Human Rights; taught by Dr. Rebekah Cumpsty; Face-to-Face format

Tuesday

MENG 6240 Seminar in American Literature; taught by Dr. Christy Call; Virtual Hybrid format

Wednesday

MENG 6450 ESL/Bilingual Assessment; taught by Dr. Debi Sheridan; Face-to-Face format
MENG 6730 Creative Writing Forms and Crafts; taught by Dr. Courtney Craggett; Flex format
MENG 6822 (Teaching College Writing) and 6823 (Teaching Practicum); taught by Dr. Jason Barrett-Fox 2:30-5:30; Virtual Hybrid format

Thursday

MENG 6510 Eminent Writer Gabriel Marquez and Isabel Allende, taught by Dr. Mali Subbiah; Virtual Hybrid format
MENG 6120 Teaching Traditional and Contemporary Young Adult Literature; taught by Dr. Megan Van Deventer; Online format
MENG 6610 Advanced Studies in Genre: Fairy Tales; taught by Dr. Sally Shigley; Virtual Hybrid format


Spring 2021

Monday

MENG 6010 Introduction to Graduate Studies; taught by Dr. Dave Hartwig
MENG 6240 Contemporary American Literature; 4:30-7:10 pm; taught by Dr. Michael Wutz

Tuesday

MENG 6130 Theories of Rhetoric and Writing; taught by Dr. Jason Barrett-Fox
MENG 6410 Strategies and Methodologies of Teaching ESL; taught by Dr. Debi Sheridan
MENG 6760 Poetry Writing; taught by Abe Smith

Wednesday

MENG 6710 Variable Topic: Gothic Literature and Haunted Media; taught by Dr. Julia Panko
MENG 6750 Fiction Writing; taught by Ryan Ridge
MENG 6822 (Teaching College Writing) and 6823 (Teaching Practicum); taught by Jose Otero

Thursday

MENG 6140 Foundations of Professional and Technical Writing; taught by Dr. Emily January Petersen
MENG 6710 Variable Topic: Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson; taught by Dr. John Schwiebert


Summer 2021

First Block (1st half of summer)

Monday/Wednesday

MENG 6740 Creative Nonfiction Writing; taught by Dr. Siân Griffiths

Tuesday/Thursday

MENG 6520 Studies in Shakespeare; taught by Dr. Dave Hartwig

Second Block (2nd half of summer)

Monday/Wednesday

MENG 6410 Strategies and Methods of Teaching ESL; taught by Dr. Debi Sheridan
MENG 6420 Phonology and Syntax for ESL; taught by Dr. Susan McKay

MENG 6230/31 Wasatch Range Writing Project; convened by Willaim Pollett; [dates and time TBD]


Fall 2021

Monday

MENG 6010 Introduction to Graduate Studies; taught by Dr. Dave Hartwig
MENG 6250 Madness in British Literature; taught by Dr. Karen Moloney

Tuesday

MENG 6005 Intercultural Classroom Discourse; [instructor TBD]
MENG 6240 The White Whale; taught by Dr. Becky Jo Gesteland
MENG 6610 Advanced Studies in Genre: Popular Genres; taught by Dr. Scott Rogers

Wednesday

MENG 6420 Phonology and Syntax for ESL; taught by Dr. Susan Mckay
MENG 6510 Eminent Writers: Joyce Carol Oates: taught by Dr. Emily January Petersen
MENG 6730 Creative Writing Forms and Craft: taught by Ryan Ridge
MENG 6822 (Teaching College Writing) and 6823 (Teaching Practicum); taught by Dr. Jason Barrett-Fox

Thursday

MENG 6005 Intercultural Classroom Discourse; [instructor TBA]
MENG 6610 Advanced Studies in Genre: Environmental Literature; taught by Dr. Hal Crimmel
MENG 6760 Poetry Writing; taught by Abe Smith


Spring 2022

Monday

MENG 6010 Introduction to Graduate Studies; taught by Dr. Dave Hartwig
MENG 6510 Eminent Writers: TBD; taught by Dr. Mali Subbiah

Tuesday

MENG 6260 Seminar in World Literature: TBD; taught by Dr. Rebekah Cumpsty
MENG 6410 Strategies and Methods of Teaching ESL; taught by Dr. Debi Sheridan

Wednesday

MENG 6240 Seminar in British Literature: TBD; taught by Dr. John Schwiebert
MENG 6750 Fiction Writing; taught by Dr. Siân Griffiths
MENG 6822 (Teaching College Writing) and 6823 (Teaching Practicum); taught by Dr. Emily January Petersen; 2:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Thursday

MENG 6710 Variable Topics: Irish Literature; taught by Dr. Karen Moloney
MENG 6730 Creative Writing Forms and Craft: Poetry; taught by Laura Stott


General Information

Each semester, we can schedule 5000-level courses that count toward your electives.  Please contact the administrative assistant for a list of possible classes.

The syllabi above may be modified as the faculty sees fit, but this gives you an idea of how classes are structured and what you can anticipate. Make sure you take something new; don't repeat a class you took while earning your bachelor's degree.

Questions?

Course Information

Contact a faculty member.

Requirements

Check Cat Tracks.

General Questions

masterofenglish@weber.edu or 801-626-7179.