Department of English

Graduate Program

Contact Info
Dr. Vicki Tischio
532 Main Hall
West Chester, PA 19383
610-436-2822
VTISCHIO@WCUPA.EDU


Language Courses

Symbol: ENG

+ = This course may be taken again for credit.


575 Structure of Modern English (3) A detailed analysis of the modern descriptive approach to the study of English grammar and how it compares with the traditional approach.

576 Curriculum and Materials for TESL (3) Application of second language learning principles for the analysis, development, and implementation of ESL materials, learner assessment instruments, and curriculum.

577 History of the English Language (3) Review of the major influences on the development of the English language. PREREQ: LIN 501 or LIN 503.

578 Modern English (3) A study of the development of the English language from 1450 to the present (exclusive of American English).

579 Studies in American English (3) Historical processes in the development of American and British English. Regional and social dialects of American English. Usage and sociolinguistics.

580 English Language Workshop (1-4) Workshop to survey recent developments and newer concepts in English linguistics for teachers. Variable structure and credit by arrangement with individual school districts.

584 Old English Language and Literature (3) An introductory study of the language through a reading of selected religious and secular poetry and prose.

585 Middle English Language and Literature (3) An introductory study of the language (1150-1450) through a reading of selected texts (exclusive of Chaucer).

+ 589 Language Seminar (3) Studies in English language and linguistics. Topics announced when offered. PREREQ: LIN 501 or the equivalent.

+ 590 Independent Study (1-3) Research projects, reports, and specialized readings. PREREQ: Approval of instructor and coordinator of English graduate studies.