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The course offerings at Clarion University of PA go through an extensive review process by the Committee on Courses and Programs of Study (CCPS).  This course offerings list is a comprehensive list of courses that could be offered; it does not mean they are currently being offered.

For a complete list of courses offered on the current or upcoming schedules, see the Registrar's page Schedule of Classes.

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Course Id (currently sorted in Descending order) Course TitleCourse Description
WGS 506
Gender Issues In Ed
Examines the ways in which schools perpetuate gender bias and how educational institutions, as a reflection of the patriarchal society in which they exist, provide different experiences and outcomes for female and male students and teachers. Prerequi,site: ED 110 or WS 100 or consent of instructor.|
WGS 499
Independent Study
This course is designed to provide students with an opportunity to explore an area of special interest in Women's Studies related topics in depth under the supervision of a faculty member. Students must develop a proposed study plan and secure the a,pproval of the program director prior to registration.|
WGS 490
Seminar In Women & Gender Stds
Interdisciplinary seminar synthesizes knowledge and skills acquired in lower-division courses through a unifying theme. Broad theme offers a variety of dimensions for study and research. Prerequisites: Junior standing, WS 100 plus nine additional hou,rs of women's studies courses, or consent of instructor. On demand.|
WGS 425
Feminist Research Methodology
Across disciplines, feminists have developed critiques of traditional research methodology and theories of knowledge. They have asked how gender can influence the kinds of observations that are made, the kinds of questions that are asked, who is stud,ied, how they are studied, and what emerges as the truth. In this class, students will learn how to apply feminist methodology to understanding issues in women's and gender studies, as well as applying it to their major field. They will become famili,ar with key theoretical and metholdological issues in women's and gender studies and will learn how to conduct feminist research. Prerequisite: At least one WGS course and junior standing.|
WGS 406
Gender Issues In Ed
Examines the ways in which schools perpetuate gender bias and how educational institutions, as a reflection of the patriarchal society in which they coexist, provide different experiences and outcomes for female and male students and teachers. Prereq,uisite: ED 110 or WS 100 for WS 406 or permission of instructor.|
WGS 311
Gender, Violence And Activism
This course explores the socio-structural and cultural dimensions of gender violence among men and boys, among women and girls and between men/boys, and women/girls in the United State and world-wide. Multiple forms of gender based violence, the eff,ects of perpetrating and/or being the recipient of violence, and societal response to violence at the intersections of ethnicity, race, class, sexuality and religion will be examined. Additionally, the role of promoting, reducing and preventing vio,lence through social activism and civic engagement will be considered at the individual, family, community, and institutional levels. Prerequisite: At least one course from among WS 100, PSY 211 or SOC 211 (or permission of instructor).|
WGS 300
Spec Top Women's & Gender Stdy
Focuses on themes and topics of contemporary and/or historical interest in the study of women and their contributions across the disciplines and in the culture at large. The special subjects of Each semester's offerings will be announced in pre-regis,tration. May be repeated with approval of the advisor, provided that different topics are offered.|
WGS 200
Spec Top Women's & Gender Stdy
Focuses on themes and topics of contemporary and/or historical interest in the study of women and their contributions across the disciplines and in the culture at large. The special subjects of Each semester's offerings will be announced in pre-regis,tration. May be repeated with approval of the advisor, provided that different topics are offered.|
WGS 100
Surv Of Women & Gender Studies
Surveys women's studies topics offered in more advanced courses. Uses materials primarily from the social sciences to examine various topics from a feminist perspective. Examines diverse women's lives across the lifespan, feminist pedagogy, sex role,socialization, women's relationships, women as students, and women in society and history, among other topics. No prerequisite. Fall, annually.|
ENG 602
Teacher Research Portfolio
Master's in Education candidates will propose a classroom-based research project, conduct the project, and assemble their findings into a portfolio. Prerequisite: Advancement to candidacy, pursusant to the approval of an acceptable research proposal,.|
ENG 601
Thesis And Research
This course provides Master's candidates in English with the opportunity to conduct research or literature review for the purposes of writing the Master's Thesis and/or preparing for the Qualifying Examination. Thesis and Examination track students,only. Prerequisite: Advancement to Candidacy, pursuant to the approval of an acceptable research proposal.|
ENG 563
Second Language Acquisition
Provides an overview of the current state-of-the-art in Second Language Acquisiton studies and explores the linguistic, psycholinguistic, and sociolinguistic factors in learning a second language. Every three semesters.|
ENG 562
Meth Teach Eng Non-Nat Speak
Overview of the current trends in Teaching English as a Second Language Methodology. Explores techniques that may be used to teach students who are part of the regular classroom but who need to develop skills in language to be able to succeed. Techni,ques involving speaking, reading, writing, and listening activities are discussed, along with interactive exercises utilizing the culturally diverse language styles found in a regular classroom. Students utilize the comprehensible input of native-spe,aking members of the class and improve upon their own interaction style. Major approaches and methods in language teaching such as grammar trnaslation, audiolingualism, communicative language teaching, and the natural approach are discussed, along wi|
ENG 540
Independent Study
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ENG 534
Workshops In English
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ENG 531
Sem Hist Of Eng Lang
Advanced study in historical linguistics. The development of the English language is reviewed toward supporting study and analysis of original historical texts in the English language. Students may elect a general approach or focus on a specific hist,orical period.|
ENG 530
Seminar In Linguistics
A study of the philosophical basis of present day generative-transformational theory and its relationship to language acquisition and semantics.|
ENG 523
Internship In Writing
Interns receive tutorial, promotional, educational, organizational, or technical writing experience in university or other professional settings. This course provides for writing and editing tasks appropriate to the unit or organization. Some adminis,trative and research work may be involved. (No more than 6 credits may be taken from ENG 523 and ENG 522 combined.)|
ENG 522
Pract In Coll Teaching
This course introduces prospective composition instructors to the principles and practices of teaching at the college or university levels and provides a forum for discussing those ideas. Students will observe composition classes, draft syllabi, and,develop, sequence, and test writing assignments. Emphasis is placed on diagnosing writing weaknesses, responding to writing, and evaluating it.|
ENG 521
Seminar In Comp Studies
Seminar in Composition Studies, which builds on the classroom practices presented in ENG 520, examines recent issues and innovations in writing with emphasis on the subspecialties of writing. Topics may include: the composing process, computers in co,mposition, evaluation, writing across the curriculum, or critical thinking and writing.|
ENG 520
Sem In Writ:Theory & Res
Seminar in Writing explores important movements in rhetorical theory and recent trends in research as conceptually applied to writing, education, and related fields. Students study major theories about the nature of writing and scientific inquiry int,o it.|
ENG 515
Seminar In Film Lang
Film language views movies as a discourse medium, using a variety of formal structures: montage, mise-en-scene, and narrative and non-narrative patterns. These grammatical and rhetorical elements will be studied as they structure representative movie, texts. Specific theories of film will also be reviewed.|
ENG 512
Seminar In Lit Studies
This seminar encompasses topics that combine English, American, and other literatures in a critical discourse. Topics may include ethnic, non-canonical, and comparative literature. Studies in the novel, drama, and the satire may be subjects of this s,eminar. This course may be taken more than once if the course content is different.|
ENG 511
Seminar In American Lit
This course provides students with critical strategies to apply to specific periods, figures, or problems in American literature. This course may be taken more than once if the course content is different.|
ENG 510
Seminar In English Lit
This course provides students with critical strategies to apply to specific periods, figures, or problems in English literature. This course may be taken more than once if the course content is different.|
ENG 509
Seminar In Lit Theory
A seminar on general and/or selected theoretical issues implicit in the reading of literary texts. Depending upon the instructor, the course may cover broad matters of interpretation (authorial intention, the reader?s share, intertextuality), focus o,n more specific theories of reading (reader-response, phenomenology, post-structuralism), or consider the conceptual foundations of certain literary structures (narrative, genre, tropes).|
ENG 501
Intro To English Studies
An introduction to the strategies of graduate and professional discourse in English studies. The course also includes an introduction to bibliographic and library resources in the field. Should be taken at or near the beginning of graduate study. Fa,ll, annually.|
ENG 499
Senior Seminar
Explores in a seminar setting a theme, an idea, or an issue beyond the scope of individual courses. Studies primary literature and relevant criticism. A major paper is required of all participants; other course requirements will be established by t,he instructor prior to the semester of offering. Required of senior liberal arts English majors. Fall, annually.|
ENG 482
Cont Pract Teach Writ
Provides a systematic study of theory and practice in the teaching of composition, conducted through workshop methods. Requires extensive writing and a major written project. Prerequisites: secondary education majors in English must have completed E,NG 111, 200, or 301 and have taken or be taking their methods course; others by permission of the instructor. Fall, annually.|
ENG 480
Writing For Professions
A workshop in applied writing--specifically, writing for the professions: business, education, law, and among others, academic research. Prerequisite: One of the following: ENG 207, a 300 -level writing course, or consent of the instructor.|