A course in pedagogical theory as it relates to teaching composition and introductory literature classes. This course is the required preparation for ENG 3930 Pedagogy Practicum (English Student Instructor).
Prerequisite(s): Approval of instructor and department chair, ENG 2000 Introduction to Textual Studies or one course from ENG 2200-2280 Topics in World Literature, and junior standing.
Student instructors will apply their knowledge of discipline-specific pedagogical theories by working with faculty members in either First Year Writing or ENG 2200-2280 Topics in World Literature. Students will plan class discussions; create and respond to student assignments; and do independent projects designed to reflect on their experiences in class. All students in ENG 3930 Pedagogy Practicum (English Student Instructor) will meet once a month with the department chair to evaluate their progress. Course may not be repeated for credit.
Prerequisite(s): Approval of instructor and department chair and ENG 3920 Preparation for Pedagogy Practicum.
This course will introduce new English majors and minors to the critical methodologies, concepts, and terminology needed for the analysis and discussion of literature and other cultural texts and to the kinds of research and scholarship they will be asked to do in their later coursework. Students will also learn about a range of career paths open to those with a background in English.
(Normally offered every spring semester.)