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Undergraduate Bulletin 2016-2017 PDF

English

Faculty/Staff

Judy Myers Laue, Chair; Kristin Denslow, Jayne Doneskey, Renard Doneskey, Andrew Woolley III

Aims of the Department

The English Department provides classes and support for English majors, English minors, and general studies students. In Freshman Composition and Research Writing all students at the university learn how to write coherent, well-organized essays. Students also take a literature class which requires writing on literary topics. The department helps English majors and minors understand and appreciate American, English, and world literature as well as linguistics and composition.

Students may elect courses which prepare them for careers as secondary English teachers, for graduate study in English, professional schools, or careers where ability to read closely, write effectively, and think critically is essential. A major in English is also an important asset to any student who wishes to specialize in several professional areas: law, medicine, business, public relations, publishing, library science, or government service.

Programs

General Information

ENGL 121 and 220 must be completed in sequence during the freshman and sophomore years before any other course in English can be taken.

  • B.A. English
  • B.A. English, emphasis in Writing
  • Minor in English

English, B.A.

     
ENGL 211   Approaches to Literary Research and Criticism 3
ENGL 221 World Masterpieces I or  
ENGL 222 World Masterpieces II 3
ENGL 231 American Literature I or  
ENGL 232 American Literature II 3
ENGL 342 Composition Theory and Practice 3
ENGL 414 History of the English Language 3
ENGL 458 Literary Analysis 3
ENGL 464 Advanced Grammar 3
ENGL Electives 12

Electives to be selected from the following courses:

     
ENGL 451 Studies in Renaissance Literature or         
ENGL 454 Studies in Medieval Literature 3
ENGL 452 Studies in 17th Century Literature or  
ENGL 453 Studies in 18th Century Literature 3
ENGL 455 Studies in Romantic Literature or  
ENGL 456 Studies in Victorian Literature 3
ENGL 457 Studies in 20th Century Literature or  
ENGL 459 The American Classics 3
  Total: 33

 

Required Cognate

English majors can choose to take either COMM 111 Speech or COMM 113 Oral Interpretation.


English, B.A., Writing Emphasis

     
ENGL 211  Approaches to Literary Research and Criticism   3
ENGL 231 American Literature I or  
ENGL 232 American Literature II 3
ENGL 342 Composition Theory and Practice 3
ENGL 414 History of the English Language 3
ENGL 458 Literary Analysis 3
ENGL 464 Advanced Grammar 3
ENGL Electives 15
     

One course to be selected from the following:

     
ENGL 451 Studies in Renaissance Literature 3
ENGL 452 Studies in 17th Century Literature                    3
ENGL 453 Studies in 18th Century Literature 3
ENGL 454 Studies in Medieval Literature 3
     

One course to be selected from the following:

     
ENGL 455 Studies in Romantic Literature 3
ENGL 456 Studies in Victorian Literature 3
ENGL 457 Studies in 20th Century Literature                  3
ENGL 459 The American Classics 3
     

Three course to be selected from the following:

     
ENGL 333 Narrative Writing   3
ENGL 335 Essay and Opinion Writing                            3
ENGL 339 Poetry Writing 3
ENGL 340 Drama Writing 3
ENGL 440 Senior Project 3
  Total: 33

 

Required Cognate

English majors can choose to take either COMM 111 Speech or COMM 113 Oral Interpretation.

Minor in English

     
ENGL 221  World Masterpieces I or  
ENGL 222 World Masterpieces II 3
ENGL 224 Survey of English Literature               3
ENGL 231 American Literature I or  
ENGL 232 American Literature II 3
ENGL 464 Advanced Grammar 3
ENGL Electives 6

Electives to be selected from the following courses:

     
ENGL 451  Studies in Renaissance Literature 3
ENGL 452 Studies in 17th Century Literature     3
ENGL 453 Studies in 18th Century Literature     3
ENGL 454 Studies in Medieval Literature 3
ENGL 455 Studies in Romantic Literature 3
ENGL 456 Studies in Victorian Literature 3
ENGL 459 The American Classics 3
   Total: 18

 

Teaching Certification Program

The following English major and minors are for teaching certification only. Requirements for certification are listed in the Education section of this Bulletin.

You must make formal application for admittance to the Teacher Education Program. Applications are available at the Education Department office.

English, B.A. - Secondary Teaching Area

The student must meet the requirements for a B.A. degree in English.

English Minor - Secondary Certification

     
ENGL 221   World Masterpieces I or  
ENGL 222 World Masterpieces II 3
ENGL 224 Survey of English Literature               3
ENGL 231 American Literature I 3
ENGL 342 Composition  Theory and Practice 3
ENGL 464 Advanced Grammar 3
ENGL Electives 9

Four courses selected from the following:

     
ENGL 451  Studies in Renaissance Literature     3
ENGL 452 Studies in 17th Century Literature  3
ENGL 453 Studies in 18th Century Literature  3
ENGL 454 Studies in Medieval Literature 3
ENGL 455 Studies in Romantic Literature 3
ENGL 456 Studies in Victorian Literature 3
ENGL 457 Studies in 20th Century Literature 3
ENGL 459 The American Classics 3
  Total: 24
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

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