King's College - English Literature

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirements

In addition to the Core requirements in Effective Writing, Critical Thinking, and Literature and the Arts I & II, students choosing to major in English will complete 39 semester hours of advanced courses, while students who major in Professional Writing will complete 40-41 semester hours of advanced courses. Six of these credits are to be completed in two foundational courses: Foundations Seminar (ENGL 200) and Advanced Writing (ENGL 241). Students must receive a grade of “C” or better in both of these courses to continue in the major. Students who receive a “C-” or below must repeat the course within the calendar year if they are to continue in the major.

ENGLISH MAJOR — CONCENTRATION IN LITERATURE
(13 COURSES — 39 CREDITS)

FOUNDATIONAL COURSES
ENGL 200 Foundations Seminar: The History of Literature in English (3) (Prerequisite: CORE 161-4)
ENGL 241 Advanced Writing (3) (Prerequisite: CORE 110)

LITERARY PERIODS AND CRITICISM
Five of the following:
ENGL 351 Medieval Literature (3)
ENGL 352 Renaissance Literature (3)
ENGL 353 Restoration and Eighteenth Century Literature (3)
ENGL 354 Romantic Age (3)
ENGL 355 Victorian Literature (3)
ENGL 356 Twentieth Century British Literature (3)
ENGL 361 Early American Literature (3)
ENGL 362 American Renaissance (3)
ENGL 363 American Realists (3)
ENGL 364 American Modern Writers (3)

ENGL 365 American Contemporary Writers (3)
ENGL 370 Literary Theory (3)
ENGL 392 Special Topics in Literature (3)
(A “Special Topics” course that counts for credit under Literary Periods and Criticism cannot count for credit under Literary Genres.)

LITERARY GENRES
One of the following:
ENGL 371 Literary Non-Fiction (3)
ENGL 372 Short Story (3)
ENGL 373 Novel (3)
ENGL 374 Poetry (3)
ENGL 375 Drama (3)
ENGL 392 Special Topics in Literature (3)
(A “Special Topics” course that counts for credit under Literary Genres cannot count for credit under Literary Periods and Criticism.)

MAJOR LITERARY FIGURES
One of the following:
ENGL 381 Major Authors (3)
ENGL 382 Shakespeare (3)

COMPARATIVE/MULTICULTURAL LITERATURE
ENGL 395 Comparative/Multicultural Literature (3)

LANGUAGE AND WRITING
Two of the following:
ENGL 222 Introduction to Professional Writing (3)
ENGL 225 Introduction to Creative Writing (3)
ENGL 320 Creative Writing Workshop: Poetry (3)
ENGL 321 Creative Writing Workshop: Short Story (3)
ENGL 323 Writing for New Media (4) (includes one-hour lab)
ENGL 324 Desktop Applications in English (3)
ENGL 325 Literary Journalism (3)
ENGL 326 The English Language (3)
ENGL 327 Special Topics in Writing (3)
ENGL 328 Teaching Writing: Theory and Practice (3)
ENGL 329 Editing (4) (includes one-hour lab)
ENGL 331 Rhetorical Theory (3)
ENGL 332 Document Design (3)
ENGL 333 Creative Writing Portfolio (3)
ENGL 334 Translation/Adaptation/Parody (3)
ENGL 335 Freelance Writing (3)
ENGL 336 Essay Writing (3)
ENGL 440 Professional Writing Capstone (3)
ENGL 441 Advanced Technical Writing (3)

SENIOR SEMINAR
ENGL 491 Senior Seminar in Literature (3)

To encourage study in related fields, with the approval of the chairperson, the department will count up to six credits of advanced work in Theatre or in Literature studied in a foreign language. Majors are also encouraged to take advanced courses in history, philosophy, and a foreign language.

ENGLISH MINOR — CONCENTRATION IN LITERATURE
(6 COURSES — 18 CREDITS)
FOUNDATIONAL COURSES
ENGL 200 Foundations Seminar: The History of Literature in English (3) (Prerequisite: CORE 161-4)
ENGL 241 Advanced Writing (3) (Prerequisite: Core 110)
FOUR COURSES FROM THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES:*
Literary Periods and Criticism (ENGL 351-365, 370, 392)
A “Special Topics” course (ENGL 392) that counts for credit under Literary Periods and Criticism cannot count for credit under Literary Genres.
Literary Genres (ENGL 371-375, 392)
A “Special Topics” course (ENGL 392) that counts for credit under Literary Genres cannot count for credit under Literary Periods and Criticism.
Major Author (ENGL 381, 382) or Comparative/Multicultural Literature (ENGL 395)
Senior Seminar (ENGL 491)
*No more than one course from any one category.

PROFESSIONAL WRITING MAJOR
(13 COURSES — 40-41 CREDITS)
The Professional Writing major is designed to prepare students for a range of careers in the “words delivery” fi eld. However, selected students may focus on creative writing by choosing Creative Writing courses whenever possible and, in consultation with the Chairperson, by taking Creative Writing Portfolio (ENGL 333) in lieu of completing the required Internship (ENGL 499).

FOUNDATIONAL COURSES
ENGL 200 Foundations Seminar: The History of Literature in English (3) (Prerequisite: CORE 161-4)
ENGL 241 Advanced Writing (3) (Prerequisite: CORE 110)
ENGL 222 Introduction to Professional Writing (3)
OR
ENGL 225 Introduction to Creative Writing (3)

WRITING (REQUIRED)
ENGL 331 Rhetorical Theory (3)
ENGL 332 Document Design (3)
ENGL 329 Editing (4) (includes one-hour lab)
ENGL 440 Professional Writing Capstone (3)

INTERNSHIP/PORTFOLIO
ENGL 499 Internship (3)
OR
ENGL 333 Creative Writing Portfolio (3) (in consultation with the Chairperson)

WRITING (ELECTIVES)
Two of the following:
ENGL 320 Creative Writing Workshop: Poetry (3)
ENGL 321 Creative Writing Workshop: Short Story (3)
ENGL 323 Writing for New Media (4) (includes one-hour lab)
ENGL 325 Literary Journalism (3)
ENGL 326 The English Language (3)
ENGL 327 Special Topics in Writing (3)
ENGL 334 Translation/Adaptation/Parody (3)
ENGL 335 Freelance Writing (3)
ENGL 336 Essay Writing (3)
ENGL 441 Advanced Technical Writing (3)
MSB 305 Organizational Behavior
OR
PSYC 347 Cognition and Behavior

LITERATURE
Three of the following:
ENGL 351 Medieval Literature (3)
ENGL 352 Renaissance Literature (3)
ENGL 353 Restoration and Eighteenth Century Literature (3)
ENGL 354 Romantic Age (3)
ENGL 355 Victorian Literature (3)
ENGL 356 Twentieth Century British Literature (3)
ENGL 361 Early American Literature (3)
ENGL 362 American Renaissance (3)
ENGL 363 American Realists (3)
ENGL 364 American Modern Writers (3)
ENGL 365 American Contemporary Writers (3)
ENGL 370 Literary Theory (3)
ENGL 371 Literary Non-Fiction (3)
ENGL 372 Short Story (3)
ENGL 373 Novel (3)
ENGL 374 Poetry (3)
ENGL 375 Drama (3)
ENGL 381 Major Authors (3)
ENGL 382 Shakespeare (3)
ENGL 392 Special Topics in Literature (3)
ENGL 395 Comparative/Multicultural Literature (3)
ENGL 491 Senior Seminar in Literature (3)

 

PROFESSIONAL WRITING MINOR
(6 COURSES — 18 CREDITS)
FOUNDATIONAL COURSES
ENGL 241 Advanced Writing (3) (Prerequisite: CORE 110)
ENGL 222 Introduction to Professional Writing (3)
OR
ENGL 225 Introduction to Creative Writing (3)

LITERATURE COURSE
One of the following:
ENGL 351-365, 370-375, 381, 382, 392, 395

WRITING ELECTIVES
Two of the following:
ENGL 320 Creative Writing Workshop: Poetry (3)
ENGL 321 Creative Writing Workshop: Short Story (3)
ENGL 323 Writing for New Media (4) (includes one-hour lab)
ENGL 325 Literary Journalism (3)
ENGL 326 The English Language (3)
ENGL 327 Special Topics in Writing (3)
ENGL 328 Teaching of Writing: Theory and Practice (3)
ENGL 329 Editing (4) (includes one-hour lab)
ENGL 331 Rhetorical Theory (3)
ENGL 332 Document Design (3)
ENGL 334 Translation/Adaptation/Parody (3)
ENGL 335 Freelance Writing (3)
ENGL 336 Essay Writing (3)
ENGL 441 Advanced Technical Writing (3)

CAPSTONE/PROTFOLIO
One of the following:
ENGL 440 Professional Writing Capstone (3)
ENGL 333 Creative Writing Portfolio (3) (in consultation with the Chairperson)

ENGLISH MAJOR—SECONDARY EDUCATION CERTIFICATION
(13 COURSES — 39 CREDITS)
In addition to the following thirteen courses, students must take Methods of Teaching English in the Secondary Schools (ENGL 399). This course is listed on the planners for English-Secondary Education.

FOUNDATIONAL COURSES
ENGL 200 Foundations Seminar: The History of Literature in English (3) (Prerequisite: CORE 161-64)
ENGL 241 Advanced Writing (3) (Prerequisite: CORE 110)

LITERARY PERIODS AND CRITICISM
Five of the following:
ENGL 351 Medieval Literature (3)
ENGL 352 Renaissance Literature (3)

ENGL 353 Restoration and Eighteenth Century Literature (3)
ENGL 354 Romantic Age (3)
ENGL 355 Victorian Literature (3)
ENGL 356 Twentieth Century British Literature (3)
ENGL 361 Early American Literature (3)
ENGL 362 American Renaissance (3)
ENGL 363 American Realists (3)
ENGL 364 American Modern Writers (3)
ENGL 365 American Contemporary Writers (3)
ENGL 370 Literary Theory (3)
ENGL 392 Special Topics in Literature (3)
(A “Special Topics” course that counts for credit under Literary Periods and Criticism cannot count for credit under Literary Genres.)

LITERARY GENRES
One of the following:
ENGL 371 Literary Non-Fiction (3)
ENGL 372 Short Story (3)
ENGL 373 Novel (3)
ENGL 374 Poetry (3)
ENGL 375 Drama (3)
ENGL 392 Special Topics in Literature (3)
(A “Special Topics” course that counts for credit under Literary Genres cannot count for credit under Literary Periods and Criticism.)

MAJOR LITERARY FIGURES
ENGL 382 Shakespeare (3)

COMPARATIVE/MULTICULTURAL LITERATURE
ENGL 395 Comparative/Multicultural Literature (3)

ENGLISH LANGUAGE
ENGL 326 The English Language (3)

LANGUAGE AND WRITING
ENGL 328 Teaching Writing: Theory and Practice (3)

SENIOR SEMINAR
ENGL 491 Senior Seminar in Literature (3)

THEATRE/MEDIA EXPERIENCE
Participation is expected in three College theatre productions (acting, direction, or technical staff) or one of the College media (The Scop, The Crown, or Regis).

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