To “Introduce you to significant critical traditions of English studies,” by the end of this course, you will:
--Differentiate the fields of English Studies;
--Define some of the field’s central terms, including race, gender, sexuality, postcolonialism, digital humanities;
--Interpret, critique, and communicate each field’s contribution to English studies.
To “assess recent critical developments in English studies,” by the end of this course you will:
--Summarize and critique central scholarly articles from English Studies’ subdisciplines;
--Debate with NCSU faculty about the trajectory of English Studies.
To “consider conceptual questions about researching and writing in graduate school,” by the end of this course you will:
--Develop practical skills for research and writing (e.g., define a research question, identify and access prior scholarship to situate the question, identify and apply an interpretive frame to investigate the question);
--Analyze archival data pertinent to your professional profile;
--Identify potential funding sources for your areas of research interest;
--Find and assess conference, journal, and essay collection “call for papers”;
--Examine and evaluate social media as a component of professional reputations.
To “identify a unique contribution to your scholarly field of interest,” by the end of this course you will:
--Describe your position as scholar and learner within the NCSU organization;
--Describe your position as a member of the wider profession;
--Develop a professional profile, on paper and/or in social media;
--Distinguish your unique contribution to English studies from preceding traditions.