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 2024

First Block

Monday/Wednesday

MENG 6770: Screenwriting; Taught by Dr. Siân Griffiths 

Tuesday/Thursday

MENG 6250: Seminar in British Literature – British War Literature or Irish Drama; Taught by Dr. Karen Moloney; Virtual

Second Block

Tuesday/Thursday

MENG 6610: Advanced Studies in Genre - Science Fiction; Taught by Dr. Eric Swedin

No Block

MENG 6110: Writing for Teachers – Wasatch Range Writing Project; Taught by William Pollett; Mondays-Thursdays, 10:30am-2:30pm, June 10-27
MENG 6240: Seminar in American Literature – The Women’s Movement and Literature; Taught by Dr. Emily January Petersen; Tuesdays, 2:30-5:10pm, Full Term
MENG 6260: Seminar in World Literature - World Gothic Literature; Taught by Dr. Rebekah Cumpsty; Hybrid; Wednesdays; Full Term


Fall 2024

Monday

MENG 6010: Introduction to Graduate Studies; Taught by Dr. David Hartwig
MENG 6030: Studies in Literary Theory and Criticism; Taught by Dr. Rebekah Cumpsty

Tuesday

MENG 6822/23: Teaching College Writing and Practicum; Taught by Dr. Chris Scheidler
MENG 6710: Variable Topics - People and Nature ; Taught by Dr. Hal Crimmel, Farmington Campus (this course will fulfill a Core Literature or Literature Seminar requirement)

Wednesday

MENG 6740: Creative Nonfiction Writing; Taught by Dr. Siân Griffiths
MENG 6510: Seminar in Eminent Writers - Shakespeare on Stage; Taught by Dr. Dave Hartwig

Thursday

MENG 6120: Young Adult Literature; Taught by Dr. Megan Van Deventer
MENG 6730: Creative Writing Forms and Crafts; Taught by Laura Stott

Online

MENG 6150: Grant Writing; Taught by Dr. Becky Jo Gesteland
MENG 6710: Variable Topics - Queer Literature; Taught by Dr. Emily January (this course will fulfill a Core Literature or Literature Seminar requirement)


Spring 2025

Monday

MENG 6010: Introduction to Graduate Studies; Taught by Dr. Rebekah Cumpsty
MENG 6130: Theories of Rhetoric and Writing; Taught by Dr. Chris Scheidler

Tuesday

MENG 6760: Poetry Writing; Taught by Abraham Smith
MENG 6510: Seminar in Eminent Writers - Viet Thanh Nguyen and Jumpa Lahiri; Taught by Dr. Michael Wutz

Wednesday

MENG 6822/23: Teaching College Writing and Practicum; Taught by TBD
MENG 6750: Fiction Writing; Taught by Ryan Ridge

Thursday

MENG 6210: Teaching Literature and Literacy; Taught by Dr. Megan Van Deventer
MENG 6240: Seminar in American Literature - Literature of the American West; Taught by Dr. Christy Call

Online

MENG 6140: Foundations of Professional and Technical Writing; Taught by TBD; Second Block


Summer 2025

First Block

Monday/Wednesday

TBD

Tuesday/Thursday

MENG 6250: Seminar in British Literature; Taught by Dr. Karen Moloney; Virtual

Second Block

TBD

No Block

MENG 6110: Writing for Teachers - Wasatch Range Writing Project; Taught by William Pollett; special workshop schedule - Mon-Thurs, three consecutive weeks in June, exact schedule TBD

Online

MENG 6120: Young Adult Literature; Taught by Dr. Megan Van Deventer
TBD


Fall 2025

Monday

MENG 6010: Introduction to Graduate Studies; Taught by Dr. Emily January
MENG 6030: Studies in Literary Theory and Criticism; Taught by Dr. Rebekah Cumpsty

Tuesday

MENG 6210: Teaching Literature and Literacy; Taught by Dr. Megan Van Deventer
MENG 6750: Fiction Writing; Taught by Dr. Siân Griffiths

Wednesday

MENG 6250: Seminar in British Literature - Early Modern Playwrights NOT Named Shakespeare; Taught by Dr. David Hartwig
MENG 6822/23: Teaching College Writing and Practicum; Taught by Dr. Chris Scheidler

Thursday

MENG 6510: Seminar in Eminent Authors - The Contemporary Age Through Three; Taught by Dr. Christy Call
MENG 6730: Creative Writing Forms and Crafts; Taught by Dr. Courtney Craggett

Online

MENG 6010: Introduction to Graduate Studies; Taught by Dr. David Hartwig
MENG 6240: Seminar in American Literature - Ernest Hemingway; Taught by Dr. Hal Crimmel
MENG 6130: Theories of Rhetoric and Writing; Taught by Dr. Chris Scheidler


Spring 2026

Monday

MENG 6010: Introduction to Graduate Studies; Taught by Dr. Emily January
MENG 6770: Screenwriting; Taught by Dr. Siân Griffiths

Tuesday

MENG 6240: Seminar in American Literature - Immigration in Literature; Taught by Dr. Becky Jo Gesteland
MENG 6100: Literary Curriculum Design; Taught by Dr. Megan Van Deventer

Wednesday

MENG 6822/23: Teaching College Writing and Practicum; Taught by Dr. Chris Scheidler
TBD

Thursday

MENG 6260: Seminar in World Literature - After Lives; Taught by Dr. Rebekah Cumpsty
TBD

Online

MENG 6140: Foundations of Professional and Technical Writing; Taught by TBD
TBD
TBD


General Information

Each semester, we can schedule directed reading courses that count toward your electives.  Please contact the program director if you want more information.

The schedule above may be modified as the faculty sees fit, but this gives you an idea of how the curriculum is structured and what you can anticipate.

Questions?

Course Information

Contact a faculty member.

Requirements

Check Cat Tracks.

General Questions

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