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The graduate program aims not just to train scholars and writers but to develop teachers with wide experience in the classroom. Graduate students have extensive pedagogical training as teachers of writing at both the beginning and intermediate levels. Advanced students have the opportunity to teach courses in their fields of specialization. Our students finish their degrees with dissertations fully situated in the major conversations of their fields and with a record of teaching that shows both experience and versatility. This combination of research and teaching, we believe, is the future of the humanities.

Courses Recently Taught by Grad Students

English 15, Rhetoric and Composition
English 30, Honors Freshman Composition 
English 50, Introduction to Creative Writing
English 129H, Shakespeare (for non-majors)
English 135, Alternative Voices in American Literature
English 140, Contemporary Literature
English 181A, Adventure Literature: Exploring the Chesapeake Bay
English 184, The Short Story
English 191, Science Fiction
English 192, The Literature of Fantasy
English 201, What is Literature?
English 202A, Effective Writing: Writing in the Social Sciences
English 202B, Effective Writing: Writing in the Humanities
English 202C, Effective Writing: Technical Writing
English 202D, Effective Writing: Business Writing
English 221, British Literature to 1798
English 231, American Literature to 1865
English 232, American Literature from 1865
English 245, Introduction to Lesbian and Gay Studies
English 262, Reading Fiction
English 297C, The Wilderness Literature Field Institute
English 402, Literature and Society
English 426, Chicana and Chicano Cultural Production: Literature, Film, Music
English 433, The American Novel: 1900-1945
English 435, The American Short Story
English 436, American Fiction Since 1945
English 444, Shakespeare
English 447, The Restoration and the Eighteenth Century
English 453, Victorian Novel