2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

English, Bachelor of Arts

The English major requires completion of 33 credits in English, exclusive of Writing and Critical Inquiry (ENGL 105). The student, in close collaboration with his or her advisor, has latitude in determining which English courses beyond the core may be chosen to meet the 33 required credits. However, certain restrictions apply. No more than 10 credits earned through production and practicum courses (ENGL 231, ENGL 235, ENGL 238, ENGL 331, ENGL 335, ENGL 338, ENGL 395 and ENGL 405) may be applied to the 33 credits required. Students anticipating graduate work in English should be aware that a reading knowledge of a foreign language is frequently required. The English major leads to a bachelor of arts degree. Students who complete 15 credit hours in the Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages track will also earn a Teaching English as a Second Language certificate.

English Major Requirements

Core Courses

ENGL 201Introduction to Literary Study

3

ENGL 243Global Literature

3

 

ENGL 240Voices in American Literature

3

OR

ENGL 244Voices in British Literature

3

 

ENGL 405English Practicum

3

ENGL English electives

21

ENGL 405 must be completed for three credits.

Electives (21 cr)

Students majoring in English will have broad interests. The professional goals of individual students will determine which courses are selected to fulfill the 21 credits of English electives required. Below are lists of courses grouped together based upon interest in which a student and advisor may select courses.

Creative Writing

ENGL 160Introduction to Creative Writing

3

ENGL 226Fundamentals of Digital Journalism

3

ENGL 227Literary Journalism

3

ENGL 231Newspaper Production

1

ENGL 235Magazine Production

1

ENGL 238Literary Production

1

ENGL 260Intermediate Creative Writing

3

ENGL 331Newspaper Production

1

ENGL 335Magazine Production

1

ENGL 338Literary Production

1

ENGL 360Topics in Creative Writing

3

ENGL 362Lyrical Writing

3

ENGL 363Literary Editing

3

ENGL 460Advanced Creative Writing

3

Journalism

DMDA 125Digital Integration Experience

1

DMDA 325Digital Integration Experience

1

ENGL 226Fundamentals of Digital Journalism

3

ENGL 227Literary Journalism

3

ENGL 231Newspaper Production

1

ENGL 232Broadcast Writing

3

ENGL 235Magazine Production

1

ENGL 238Literary Production

1

ENGL 331Newspaper Production

1

ENGL 335Magazine Production

1

ENGL 338Literary Production

1

Literature

ENGL 240Voices in American Literature

3

ENGL 244Voices in British Literature

3

ENGL 246Contemporary Cross-Cultural Literature

3

ENGL 309Theatre History and Literature I

3

ENGL 310Theatre History and Literature II

3

ENGL 321Oral Interpretation of Literature

3

ENGL 348Contemporary Literary Visions

3

ENGL 350Children's Literature

3

ENGL 351Teaching & Reading for Adolescents

3

ENGL 358Drama in the Age of Shakespeare

3

ENGL 451English Novel

3

ENGL 452American Novel

3

Multimedia Storytelling

DMDA 125Digital Integration Experience

1

DMDA 325Digital Integration Experience

1

ENGL 160Introduction to Creative Writing

3

ENGL 226Fundamentals of Digital Journalism

3

ENGL 360Topics in Creative Writing

3

ENGL 362Lyrical Writing

3

ENGL 460Advanced Creative Writing

3

Two production (literary, magazine, newspaper) credits

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

ENGL 214Theoretical Found TESOL

3

ENGL 315Historical and Modern Linguistics

3

ENGL 317Methods and Materials TESOL

3

ENGL 318Cross-Cultural Studies for TESOL

3

ENGL 417Assessment & Evaluation in TESOL

3

ENGLISH REQUIREMENTS AT A GLANCE
Type of Credit Required Credits
General Education (For B.A.)* 55
Major 33
Elective 38
Total Credits to Earn Degree 126
*Based on students arriving as first time freshmen. Some general education requirements are met through required major courses. This reduces the number of required general education credits.