Graduate Studies Course Descriptions
ENGL ― English
ENGL 510 Teaching Creative and Expository Writing
9 cr. Prerequisite: B.A. in English Education. (Su) Focuses on skills used in both creative and expository writing. Examines the relationship between reading and writing through discussion of literature, and prepares high school English teachers to teach college-level writing through training in the craft of writing expository essays and original creative work. Provides diverse, practical approaches to teaching writing and developing a culture of writing in high schools.
ENGL 552 Elk River Writing Project Leadership Training
7 cr. (27.5 lec/7.5 lab/wk) Prerequisite: Bachelor’s degree and completion of ENGL 554. (Su) Provides experienced teachers with strategies to lead professional development training for K-16 teachers. This training will develop best literacy practices within a multicultural and place-based writing pedagogy, including a focus on Indian Education for All.
ENGL 554 Elk River Writing Project Summer Institute
7 cr. (27.5 lec/7.5 lab/wk) Prerequisite: Bachelor’s degree. (Su) Provides novice and experienced teachers in any discipline with strategies to develop best literacy practices within a multicultural and place-based writing pedagogy, with emphasis on Indian Education for All.
ENGL 557 Worlds Apart But Not Strangers
3 cr. Prerequisite: Teaching Certificate. (Su) Explores the connection between Holocaust Studies and Indian Education for All. Through critical analysis, field experience, writing, and inquiry, this course provides novice and experienced teachers with pedagogical methods for integrating Holocaust Studies and Indian Education for All into classrooms.
ENGL 589 Professional Development
V1-3 cr. Designated course number for professional development credit bearing courses offered by Extended Campus. These credits do not count toward any degree at MSU Billings.
ENGL 591 Independent Study
V1-5 cr. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the instructor, approval of the department chairperson and Dean of Arts and Sciences, and Independent Study contract filed with the Office of Graduate Studies prior to registration. Provides an opportunity for students of superior academic standing to explore material beyond that covered by undergraduate courses in English.