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Academics

English (B.A.)

The Department of Languages and Literature seeks to develop the language skills, composition skills, and knowledge of literature expected of all liberally-educated students. By balancing courses in English with history, psychology, math, and other courses outside the department, students gain the broad education necessary for success in many careers. The department offers (a) major in English wherein students can pursue a track in Literature or Writing, (b) a minor in English and Writing, (c) an English major or minor for secondary level certification, and (d) major/minor in English Language Arts, reading specialization for the EC-8 interdisciplinary major.

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

  1. Compare different writing styles and develop effective personal writing styles. 
  2. Analyze texts in relation to other text by reading and applying critical or theoretical writing to interpret literary texts. 
  3. Analyze texts in relation to the cultural aspects of the text itself. 

Courses

English General Education Requirements

General Education Requirements 50 hours
English 1301, 1302, and three hours sophomore literature - 9 hours
Fine Arts (three hours from music, theatre, fine arts, art, or equivalent) - 3 hours
Modern Language (at least one semester second year, all hours in same language) - 11 hours
Religion 1320 and 1330 - 6 hours
History - 3 hours
Political Science 2305 - 3 hours
Social Science (CJUS, ECON, GEOG, PSYC, SOCI) - 3 hours
Physical Activity - KINE 1238 - 2 hours
Science (must be lab science) - 4 hours
Mathematics - 3 hours
Speech 1311, 1315, or 1318 - 3 hours

Departmental Requirements for English Majors

120 hours total

* denotes course(s) which can also meet General Education Requirements
* ENGL 2341 Forms of Literature
Major area of study (see below) - 36 hours
Minor - minimum of 18 hours
Electives - to total 120 hours
Total: Minimum one hundred twenty (120) semester hours

Courses

English Major Requirements
Completion of thirty-six (36) semester hours:
Core Requirements:
ENGL 1301 Rhetoric and Composition I
ENGL 1302 Rhetoric and Composition II
ENGL 2341 Forms of Literature
ENGL 3302 Advanced Composition and Rhetoric
ENGL 3305 Critical Theory
ENGL 4000 English Portfolio (to be completed under the direction of the student's academic advisor)
HUMA 2301 Service Learning in Humanities
Eighteen (18) hours from the following in which fifteen (15) must be upper-division:
ENGL 2304 Introduction to Cinema Studies
ENGL 2305 African American Literature
ENGL 2321 British Literature
ENGL 2326 American Literature
ENGL 2331 World Literature
ENGL 2333 Studies in Literature
ENGL 3303 Modern English Grammar
ENGL 3307 Creative Writing
ENGL 3309 Advanced Technical Communication
ENGL 3361 Advanced Topics in Cinema Studies
ENGL 4301 20th Century British and European Literature
ENGL 4304 Shakespeare
ENGL 4306 American Modernism and Postmodernism
ENGL 4310 Literary Themes
ENGL 4311 American Realism and Naturalism
ENGL 4312 American Renaissance
ENGL 4313 Ancient World Literature
ENGL 4314 Bible as Literature
ENGL 4315 Long 19th Century
ENGL 4316 Medieval and Renaissance Literature
ENGL 4310 Literary Themes
ENGL 4320 Literary Periods
ENGL 4330 Major Authors
ENGL 4340 Literary Genres
ENGL 4351 Studies in Writing
THEA 3302 Christianity and Theatre

English Major with Writing Specialization
Completion of thirty-six (36) semester hours:
Core Requirements:
ENGL 1301 Rhetoric and Composition I
ENGL 1302 Rhetoric and Composition II
ENGL 2341 Forms of Literature
ENGL 3302 Advanced Composition and Rhetoric
ENGL 3305 Critical Theory
ENGL 4000 English Portfolio (to be completed under the direction of the student's academic advisor)
HUMA 2301 Service Learning in Humanities
Writing Specialization.
Nine (9) hours from the following in which six (6) must be upper-division:
ENGL 2304 Introduction to Cinema Studies
ENGL 2305 African American Literature
ENGL 2321 British Literature
ENGL 2326 American Literature
ENGL 2331 World Literature
ENGL 2333 Studies in Literature
ENGL 4301 20th Century British and European Literature
ENGL 4304 Shakespeare
ENGL 4306 American Modernism and Postmodernism
ENGL 4311 American Realism and Naturalism
ENGL 4312 American Renaissance
ENGL 4313 Ancient World Literature
ENGL 4314 Bible as Literature
ENGL 4315 Long 19th Century
ENGL 4316 Medieval and Renaissance Literature
ENGL 4320 Literary Periods
ENGL 4330 Major Authors
ENGL 4340 Literary Genres
ENGL 4351 Studies in Writing
THEA 3302 Christianity and Theatre
Nine (9) hours from the following, in which six (6) must be upper-division:
COMM 2339 Mass Media Writing
COMM 3306 Writing for Digital Media
COMM 3308 Public Relations Writing
COMM 3311 Sports Reporting and Writing
ENGL 3303 Modern English Grammar
ENGL 3307 Creative Writing
ENGLISH ENGL 3309 Advanced Technical Communication
ENGL 3361 Advanced Topics in Cinema Studies
ENGL 4351 Studies in Writing (may be repeated when topic changes)
HIST 3301 Historiography
THEA 4364 Scriptwriting

Semester by Semester Plans

Catalog Year 2019-2020
Catalog Year 2018-2019
English General Track Catalog Year 2017-2018
English Writing Track Catalog Year 2017-2018
English General Track Catalog Year 2016-2017
English Writing Track Catalog Year 2016-2017
Catalog Year 2015-2016
Catalog Year 2014-2015
Catalog Year 2013-2014

Course Rotations

Four Year Course Rotations