Students majoring in English or Professional Writing are expected to complete Effective Writing (CORE 110) and Core Literature (CORE 161-164) prior to taking advanced departmental courses in writing and literature. Students majoring in English with a Concentration in Literature will complete 42 semester hours of advanced courses, nine of which are to be completed in three foundational courses: Foundations Seminar I (ENGL 200), Foundations Seminar II (ENGL 201), and Advanced Writing (ENGL 241). Students must receive a grade of "C" or better in all three of these courses to continue in the major. Students majoring in English with Secondary Education Certification will complete 39 semester hours of advanced courses, nine of which are to be completed in three foundational courses: Foundations Seminar I (ENGL 200), Foundations Seminar II (ENGL 201), and Advanced Writing (ENGL 241). Students must receive a grade of "C" or better in all three of these courses to continue in the major. Students majoring in Professional Writing will complete 40-41 semester hours of advanced courses, six of which are to be completed in two foundational courses: either Foundations Seminar I (ENGL 200) or Foundations Seminar II (ENGL 201); 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 in a required 200-level foundational course (ENGL 200, ENGL 201, or ENGL 241) must repeat the course within the calendar year if they are to continue in the major.

 

ENGLISH MAJOR — CONCENTRATION IN LITERATURE (return to top)
    (13 COURSES — 42 CREDITS)


    FOUNDATIONAL COURSES

  •     
  • ENGL 200 Foundations Seminar I: The History of Literature in English (3) (Prerequisite: CORE 161-4)
  •     
  • ENGL 201 Foundations Seminar II: Interpretive Methods (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 Modernist Literature (3)
  •     
  • ENGL 361 Early American Literature (3)
  •     
  • ENGL 362 American Renaissance (3)
  •     
  • ENGL 363 American Realists (3)
  •     
  • ENGL 364 Postmodernist Literature (3)
  •     
  • ENGL 365 Contemporary Literature (3)


    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)


    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 322 Creative Writing Workshop: Nonfiction (3)
  •     
  • ENGL 323 Writing for New Media (4) (includes one-hour lab)
  •     
  • 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 Business and Technical Writing (3)
  •     
  • ENGL 440 Professional Writing Capstone (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 (return to top)
    (6 COURSES — 18 CREDITS)

FOUNDATIONAL COURSES

  •     
  • ENGL 200 Foundations Seminar I: The History of Literature in English (3) (Prerequisite: CORE 161-4)
  •     
  • ENGL 201 Foundations Seminar II: Interpretive Methods (3) (Prerequisite: CORE 161-4)
  •     
  • ENGL 241 Advanced Writing (3) (Prerequisite: Core 110)


    THREE COURSES - ONE FROM EACH OF THE FOLLOWING FOUR CATEGORIES:*

  •     
  • Literary Periods (ENGL 351-365)
            OR
            Comparative/Multicultural Literature (ENGL 395)
  •     
  • Literary Genres (ENGL 371-375, 392)
  •     
  • Major Author (ENGL 381, 382)

*No more than one course from any one category.

 


PROFESSIONAL WRITING MAJOR (return to top)
    (13 COURSES — 40-41 CREDITS)
    The Professional Writing major is designed to prepare students for a range of careers in the professional world. Students interested in creative writing are encouraged to pursue a minor in Creative Writing.


    FOUNDATIONAL COURSES

Three courses:

  •     
  • ENGL 200 Foundations Seminar I: The History of Literature in English (3) (Prerequisite: CORE 161-4)
            OR
            ENGL 201 Foundations Seminar II: Interpretive Methods (3) (Prerequisite: CORE 161-4)
  •     
  • ENGL 241 Advanced Writing (3) (Prerequisite: CORE 110)
  •     
  • ENGL 222 Introduction to Professional Writing (3)


    WRITING
    Five courses:

  •     
  • ENGL 331 Rhetorical Theory (3)
  •     
  • ENGL 332 Document Design (3)
  •     
  • ENGL 335 Business and Technical Writing
  •     
  • ENGL 329 Editing (4) (includes one-hour lab)
  •     
  • ENGL 440 Professional Writing Capstone (3)


    INTERNSHIP/PORTFOLIO

  •     
  • ENGL 499 Internship (3)


    WRITING (ELECTIVES)
    Three of the following:

  •     
  • ENGL 320 Creative Writing Workshop: Poetry (3)
  •     
  • ENGL 321 Creative Writing Workshop: Short Story (3)
  •     
  • ENGL 322 Creative Writing Workshop: Nonfiction (3)
  •     
  • ENGL 323 Writing for New Media (4) (includes one-hour lab)
  •     
  • ENGL 326 The English Language (3)
  •     
  • ENGL 327 Special Topics in Writing (3)
  •     
  • ENGL 328 Teaching of Writing: Theory and Practice (3)
  •     
  • ENGL 334 Translation/Adaptation/Parody (3)
             

LITERATURE
    Two of the following courses:

LITERARY PERIODS (ENGL 351-365)

  •     
  • 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 Modernist Literature (3)
  •     
  • ENGL 361 Early American Literature (3)
  •     
  • ENGL 362 American Renaissance (3)
  •     
  • ENGL 363 American Realists (3)
  •     
  • ENGL 364 Postmodernist Literature (3)
  •     
  • ENGL 365 Contemporary Literature (3)

 

LITERARY GENRES OR MAJOR AUTHORS (ENGL 371-375, 381, 382)

  •     
  • 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)

 

SPECIAL TOPICS, COMPARATIVE/MULTICULTURAL OR SENIOR SEMINAR IN LITERATURE (ENGL 392. 395, 491)

  •     
  • ENGL 392 Special Topics in Literature (3)
  •     
  • ENGL 395 Comparative/Multicultural Literature (3)
  •     
  • ENGL 491 Senior Seminar in Literature (3)

*No more than once course from any one category

 

PROFESSIONAL WRITING MINOR (return to top)
    (6 COURSES — 18 CREDITS)

 

FOUNDATIONAL COURSES

  •     
  • ENGL 241 Advanced Writing (3) (Prerequisite: CORE 110)
  •     
  • ENGL 222 Introduction to Professional Writing (3)


    LITERATURE COURSE
    One of the following:

  •     
  • ENGL 200, 201, 351-365, 371-375, 381, 382, 392, 395


    WRITING ELECTIVES
    Three of the following (only one may be 320, 321, or 322):

  •     
  • ENGL 320 Creative Writing Workshop: Poetry (3)
  •     
  • ENGL 321 Creative Writing Workshop: Short Story (3)
  •     
  • ENGL 322 Creative Writing Workshop: Nonfiction (3)
  •     
  • ENGL 323 Writing for New Media (4) (includes one-hour lab)
  •     
  • 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 Business and Technical Writing  (3)

 


    CREATIVE WRITING MINOR (return to top)
(6 COURSES — 18 CREDITS)

 

WRITING COURSES

Four of the following:

  •     
  • CORE 178I Imaginative 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 322 Creative Writing Workshop: Nonfiction (3)
             

LITERATURE COURSES
    Two of the following:

  •     
  • ENGL 200, 201, 351-365, 371-375, 381, 382, 392, 395

 


    ENGLISH MAJOR—SECONDARY EDUCATION CERTIFICATION (return to top)
    (13 COURSES — 40 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 I: The History of Literature in English (3) (Prerequisite: CORE 161-4)
  •     
  • ENGL 201 Foundations Seminar II: Interpretive Methods (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 Modernist Literature (3)
  •     
  • ENGL 361 Early American Literature (3)
  •     
  • ENGL 362 American Renaissance (3)
  •     
  • ENGL 363 American Realists (3)
  •     
  • ENGL 364 Postmodernist Literature (3)
  •     
  • ENGL 365 Contemporary Literature (3)

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)


    MAJOR LITERARY FIGURES

  •     
  • ENGL 382 Shakespeare (3)


    COMPARATIVE/MULTICULTURAL LITERATURE

  •     
  • ENGL 395 Comparative/Multicultural Literature (3)


    ENGLISH LANGUAGE

  •     
  • ENGL 326 The English Language (3)
  •     
  • ENGL 326L The English Language Grammar Lab (1)


    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).