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Pedagogy & Other Courses

ENG 5040. History of the English Language (3). (offered concurrently with ENG 3500).The origins and development of the English Language are studied in the context of linguistics and socio-political influences. Attention is also paid to the on-going processes affecting modern English.

ENG 5700. Practicum in Scholarly Editing (1-3). Participation is by invitation only. Course is repeatable, but maximum credit earned in ENG 5700 is 3 credit hours. Under supervision of faculty who are active editors of a scholarly journal or are engaged in a scholarly-editing project, students will participate in all phases of the selecting and editing process. The supervising faculty member and student should develop a contract about editorial work to be completed by the student and the study/reading component to be undertaken together, taking into account the number of credit hours; students earning 3 credit hours in this Practicum should also write a substantial essay about the editorial process, their learning process, etc.

ENG 5720. Practicum in Pedagogy (1-3). Course is repeatable (two times total), but maximum credit earned in ENG 5720 is 3 credit hours.Under the supervision of faculty who are teaching an undergraduate course, students will assist and participate in all phases of the teaching process: preparation, classroom instruction, evaluation, etc. The supervising faculty member and student should develop a contract about work to be completed by the student and the study / reading component to be undertaken together, taking into account the number of credit hours; students taking 3 credit hours in the Practicum, making it the equivalent of a full course, should also write a substantial essay about teaching, their own teaching experiences and learning processes, etc.

ENG 5730. Pedagogical Studies (3). This course introduces students to pedagogies used in teaching literature, language and / or writing. In addition to reading and discussing the various pedagogical approaches, students will apply them by assisting a professor in teaching, tutoring, and / or conferencing with students on their papers. Other related assignments will include writing learning goals, designing assignments, developing rubrics and other assessments tools, etc.

ENG 5950. Study Abroad. (1-6). Various study-abroad opportunities are available through Belmont. Consult the Director of International Studies Abroad for program details.