Online Graduate Credits

Online English Graduate Courses

Beginning Fall 2018, MU English is offering online graduate courses through Mizzou Online for high school teachers and other qualified students seeking graduate-level credit hours, post-baccalaureate experience, or enrichment in English literature and language.

Schedule of courses:

Fall 2018

Transatlantic Modernism, taught by Frances Dickey (English 7140)

  • Early 20th-century poetry and fiction from Dublin, London, Paris, New York and other modernist cultural centers
Spring 2019

The American Novel to 1900, taught by John Evelev (English 7310 opens for enrollment Oct. 24!)

  • The American novel as an attempt to capture the distinctiveness of American identities and experiences from its rise in the post-revolutionary era to the brink of the 20th century
Summer 2019

The Story of English from Its Medieval Beginnings, taught by Johanna Kramer (English 7611)

  • History of the English language, explored through literature, with an emphasis on its development from the early Middle Ages through the Early Modern period (ca. 500-ca. 1700)

Literature after 1945, taught by Sheri-Marie Harrison (English 7179)

  • Multinational literature of the postwar and contemporary eras
Fall 2019

Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature, taught by William Kerwin (English 7220)

  • Shakespeare’s plays with some attention to other Renaissance texts
Spring 2020 

The Romantic Age in England and America, taught by Noah Heringman (English 7178)

  • English and American Romanticism in historical and philosophical context, with an emphasis on poetry
Summer 2020

Sequence continues with two courses, topics TBA

Create a schedule that meets your needs:

  • Work at home or on the road; no on-campus meetings
  • Courses may be taken in any order
  • Start in August, January, or June
  • Complete 18 credits in 18 months, or take courses at your convenience
  • Not necessary to take all six courses unless seeking to fulfill the 18-credit requirement

Develop key skills and knowledge:

  • Study the classics and experience new authors
  • Deepen your knowledge of the English language and literature in historical and cultural context
  • Learn and apply a variety of critical methods for interpreting literature
  • Develop advanced analytic and writing skills through structured assignments and feedback from experienced doctoral faculty 


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher
  • Teaching certificate or experience

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Contact Mizzou Online with questions about enrollment, tuition, technology, etc.

Contact the director, Frances Dickey with questions about curriculum, preparation, etc.