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 Dr. Subbiah or the faculty early in previous semester. The Project and Thesis require a committee of 3 faculty. 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.

Spring 2018 Tentative Schedule


MENG 6610 Fairytales; taught by Dr. Sally Shigley


MENG 6510 Neil Gaiman; taught by Dr. Scott Rogers (2 cr hrs)
MENG 6410 Strategies and Methodology of Teaching ESL/Bilingual; dual desingnation taught by Dr. Debi Sheridan 4:30-7:10


MENG 6250 Brit Lit:  Romanticism; taught by Dr. John Schwiebert at Farmington Station
Although rightly labeled as intellectual, political, and literary revolutionaries, the Romantics drew inspiration from a large range of past literary and cultural traditions:  eighteenth-century continental philosophy and culture; British literature extending back through the eighteenth century to Milton, Shakespeare, and Chaucer; and prophetic traditions that include the prophets of the Hebrew Bible and the legendary oracular bards of the pre-literate Anglo-Saxon past.  At the same time, the Romantics also looked to the future:  writers of subsequent epochs have defined themselves, in part, in terms of their alliance with or opposition to Romantic standards and values; and in many key respects, we -- in the twenty-first century -- continue to live in the long shadow of Romanticism.

MENG 6010 Intro to Grad Studies; taught by Dr. Mali Subbiah Hybrid format
MENG 6450 ESL/Bilingual Assessment:  Theory, Methods, and Practices; dual designation taught by Dr. Timothy Conrad 4:30-7:10


MENG 6240 American Lit:   Lit of the South; taught by Dr. James Young
MENG 6750 Fiction Writing; taught by Dr. Ryan Ridge
MENG 6810 Composition Theory; taught by Dr. Jason Barrett-Fox
MED 6270 Literacy Strategies for Teaching English Language Learners; dual designation taught by Dr. David Byrd 4:30-7:10

Summer 2018 Tentative Schedule

POT 2 mid May – late June 2018
Monday and Wednesday

MENG 6240 American Lit: Inventing a West; taught by Dr. Dr. Siân Griffiths Hybrid format

Tuesday and Thursday

MENG 6760 Poetry Writing; taught by Laura Stott

POT 3 late June – mid August 2018
Monday and Wednesday

MENG 6520 Seminar in Shakespeare; TBA

Tuesday and Thursday

MENG 6610 Science Fiction; taught by Dr. Eric Swedin at WSU Davis in Layton

Fall 2018 Tentative Schedule


MENG 6010 Intro to Grad Studies; taught by Dr. Sally Shigley Hybrid format


MENG 6510 Hemingway; taught by Dr. Hal Crimmel at Farmington Station
MENG 6110 Writing for Teachers; TBA at WSU Davis in Layton


MENG 6260 World Lit: TBA; taught by Dr. Mail Subbiah
MENG 6710 Rhetorics of Sex and Gender in American Cinema; taught by Dr. Jason Barrett-Fox


MENG 6730 Creative Writing Forms and Crafts; taught by Dr. Ryan Ridge
MENG 6250 Brit Lit:  Madness; taught by Dr. Karen Moloney at WSU Davis Campus in Layton.  Please note: some of the reading will feature adult themes.

Spring 2019 Tentative Schedule


MENG 6250 Brit Lit:  Booker Short List; taught by Dr. Scott Rogers
MENG 6110 Writing for Teachers; TBA at WSU Davis in Layton


MENG 6510 Eminent Writer:  TBA; taught by Dr. Michael Wutz


MENG 6260 World Lit:  Chinese Lit; taught by Dr. Russ Burrows
MENG 6710 Variable Topic; taught by Dr. Ryan Ridge @ Farmington Station


MENG 6010 Intro to Grad Studies; TBA at WSU Davis in Layton Hybrid format
MENG 6740 Creative Nonfiction Writing; TBA

Fall 2019 Tentative Schedule

MENG 6710 Outlander and Irish Literature; taught by Dr. Karen Moloney. What can select Outlander novels teach us about Irish literature and clan life? And how can a poem like O'Connell's "The Lament for Art O'Leary" help us understand Jamie Fraser? What can both teach us about the two cultures' vexed relationship with England? The readings will feature adult themes.  If you watch Outlander, you understand.

Spring 2020

MENG 6710 Drs. Shigley and Rogers are proposing a course about narratives in sceince and fiction.  Details to come!

General Information

Each semester, we can schedule 5000-level courses that count toward your electives.  Please contact the administrative assistant for a list of possible classes.

The syllabi above may be modified as the faculty see fit, but this gives you an idea of how classes are structured and what you can anticipate. Make sure you take something new; don't repeat a class you took while earning your bachelor's degree.


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