English (B.A.)

Where specific courses are listed with the area requirements, the department may approve equivalencies.

Required course work includes the university requirements (see regulation J-3), the general requirements for the B.A. degree, and one of the following emphases:

A. Literature Emphasis

Foundations
ENGL 215Introduction to English Studies3
ENGL 230Introduction to Film Studies3
ENGL 310Literary Theory3
Literary History
ENGL 345Shakespeare (OR one 400-Level English Literature Course before 1800)3
One Upper-Division Course in Literature before 19003
Select one course from the following:3
History of Film 1895-1945
History of Film 1945-Present
Literature of Western Civilization
Literature of Western Civilization
Select two courses from the following:6
Survey of British Literature
Survey of British Literature
Survey of American Literature
Survey of American Literature
Linguistics
ENGL 241Intro to the Study of Language3
or ENGL 496 History of the English Language
Cultural Diversity
Select one course in non-canonical or underrepresented literatures3
Native American & Indigenous Film
Introduction to U.S. Ethnic Literatures
Women's Literature
African American Literature
American Indian Literature
Global Literatures in English
Or an advisor-approved special topics or extra-departmental course
Electives
Select three 400-Level Courses in Literature9
Select 3 credits of electives from the following:3
Additional 400-Level Literature Course
Environmental Literature and Culture
The Bible as Literature
Introduction to U.S. Ethnic Literatures
Capstone
ENGL 490Senior Seminar3
Total Hours45

Courses to total 120 credits for this degree

B. Creative Writing Emphasis

Foundations
ENGL 215Introduction to English Studies3
Literary History
ENGL 257Literature of Western Civilization3
or ENGL 258 Literature of Western Civilization
ENGL 345Shakespeare (OR a 400-level English Literature Course before 1800)3
Select two courses from the following:6
Survey of British Literature
Survey of British Literature
Survey of American Literature
Survey of American Literature
Genre Craft/Workshop Courses
ENGL 290Introduction to Creative Writing3
Select a full numerical sequence in two genres and at least one intermediate course in a third: 115
Intermediate Poetry Writing
Intermediate Fiction Writing
Intermediate Nonfiction Writing
Advanced Poetry Writing
Advanced Fiction Writing
Advanced Nonfiction Writing
Cultural Diversity
Select one course in non-canonial or underrepresented literature.3
Introduction to U.S. Ethnic Literatures
Queer Literature
Women's Literature
African American Literature
American Indian Literature
Or an advisor-approved special topics or extra-departmental course
Electives
Select one 400-Level Literature Course3
Select one additional 400-Level Literature course 23
Capstone
ENGL 490Senior Seminar3
Total Hours45

Courses to total 120 credits for this degree

C. Professional Writing Emphasis

The Professional Writing Emphasis is an individualized program for students wishing to stress preparation for careers in technical writing, editing, publishing, law, government service, and business.

Foundations
ENGL 202Intro to Professional Writing3
ENGL 215Introduction to English Studies3
Professional Writing
Select one course from the following:3
Persuasive Writing
Personal & Exploratory Writing
Beginning Nonfiction Writing
Select four courses from the following:12
Rhetorical Style
Business Writing
Environmental Writing
Technical Writing
Science Writing
Intermediate Nonfiction Writing
Writing for the Web
Linguistics
ENGL 241Intro to the Study of Language3
Literary History
Select 6 credits from the following:6
Literature of Western Civilization
Literature of Western Civilization
Survey of British Literature
Survey of British Literature
Survey of American Literature
Survey of American Literature
Cultural Diversity
Select one course in non-canonical or underrepresented literatures:3
Native American & Indigenous Film
Introduction to U.S. Ethnic Literatures
Women's Literature
African American Literature
American Indian Literature
Global Literatures in English
Or an advisor-approved special topics or extra-departmental course
Electives
Select three courses from the following:9
Digital Tools
Intercultural Communication
History of Biology: Conflicts and Controversies
Publications Editing
Public Relations Writing and Production
Politics of the Environment
Introduction to Social Psychology
Any English Course Numbered above 200 1
Capstone
ENGL 440Client-Based Writing3

Courses to total 120 credits for this degree

D. Teaching Emphasis

Foundations
ENGL 215Introduction to English Studies3
Literary History
ENGL 257Literature of Western Civilization3
or ENGL 258 Literature of Western Civilization
ENGL 341Survey of British Literature3
or ENGL 342 Survey of British Literature
ENGL 343Survey of American Literature3
ENGL 344Survey of American Literature3
ENGL 345Shakespeare3
Language
ENGL 201English Grammar: Key Concepts and Terms1
ENGL 241Intro to the Study of Language3
Select two linguistics courses from the following:6
Introduction to Morphology and Syntax
Sociolinguistics
History of the English Language
Writing
ENGL 309Rhetorical Style3
ENGL 401Writing Workshop for Teachers3
Select one course from the following:3
Personal & Exploratory Writing
Beginning Poetry Writing
Beginning Fiction Writing
Beginning Nonfiction Writing
Cultural Diversity
Select one course in non-canonical or underrepresented literatures:3
Introduction to U.S. Ethnic Literatures
Women's Literature
African American Literature
American Indian Literature
Or an advisor-approved special topics or extra-departmental course:
Electives9
Select one 400-Level Literature Course:3
Select one 300 or 400-level Literature Course:3
Select one Elective Course at the 300 or 400-Level:3
Capstone3-15
Secondary Internship
Senior Seminar
Students who seek to fulfill requirements for teaching certification must complete the EDCI 485 Secondary Internship. Students who decide not to complete the secondary teaching internship must complete ENGL 490 Senior Seminar and may fulfill any remaining credits with electives.
Total Hours61-73

Courses to total 120 credits for this degree

E. Linguistics and Literacy

Foundations
ENGL 215Introduction to English Studies3
ENGL 241Intro to the Study of Language3
Linguistics
ENGL 407Phonetics and Phonology3
ENGL 408Language Acquisition and Development3
ENGL 442Introduction to Morphology and Syntax3
ENGL 444Sociolinguistics3
ENGL 496History of the English Language3
Pedagogy
Select two courses from the following:6
Secondary Foreign Language Methods
Introduction to ENL
ENL Methods
ESL Meth I:Basic Oral/Aural Skills
ESL Methods II:Reading, Writing, and Special Purpose English
Electives
Select two courses from the following:6
Language and Culture
Racial and Ethnic Relations
Intercultural Communication
Introduction to U.S. Ethnic Literatures
Writing Workshop for Teachers
Internship in Tutoring Writing
Psycholinguistics
Women's Literature
African American Literature
American Indian Literature
Global Literatures in English
English Word Origins
Focus Area
Select 15 credits that focus on writing or 15 credits that focus on literature to satisfy the literacy component:
Writing Focus
Foundations
ENGL 202Intro to Professional Writing3
Select two courses from the following:6
Persuasive Writing
Personal & Exploratory Writing
Beginning Nonfiction Writing
Select two courses from the following:6
Rhetorical Style
Business Writing
Environmental Writing
Technical Writing
Science Writing
Intermediate Nonfiction Writing
Literature Focus
ENGL 257Literature of Western Civilization3
ENGL 258Literature of Western Civilization3
ENGL 310Literary Theory3
Select two courses from the following:6
Survey of British Literature
Survey of British Literature
Survey of American Literature
Survey of American Literature
Final Capstone
ENGL 490Senior Seminar3
Total Hours66

Courses to total 120 credits for this degree

Teacher Certification

CLASS English majors wishing secondary teaching certification must complete the appropriate English and education courses listed in the "Teaching Majors and Minors" in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction section of this catalog. Students should plan their programs with their English advisor; they should also see a College of Education advisor regarding certification requirements.