2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Major in English (BA)

36 credits

Applied linguistics, 36 credits

This program is designed to provide a foundation in the structure of language and its role in culture and communication. It is designed for students seeking careers in global settings, including teaching English abroad, as well as graduate studies in linguistics and related fields. Four semesters (or the equivalent) of a modern or classical language at the college level are required.

Required courses, 18 credits

ENG 220Language and Society

3

ENG 320Introduction to Linguistic Science

3

ENG 321English Linguistics

3

ENG 332Linguistic Phonetics and Phonology

3

ENG 436Theory and Research in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

3

ENG 444Senior Seminar

3

Total Credit Hours:18

Electives, 18 credits from the following

ANTH 101Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

3

AR 334Ethnic, Cultural, and Linguistic Diversity in the Arab World

3

COMM 290Intercultural Communication

3

CS 120Computer Science 1: Programming Fundamentals

4

ENG 205World Literature

3

ENG 210Introduction to Rhetoric and Writing

3

ENG 213Introduction to Digital Literacies

3

ENG 230Reading and Writing about Literature

3

ENG 322Language and Cross-Cultural Communication

3

ENG 323Discourse Structure and Strategies

3

ENG 328Language and Gender

3

ENG 335Writing and Reading Public Discourse

3

ENG 400Special Topics in English

3

FR 337Phonetics

3

GER 337Phonetics

3

JAPA 337Japanese Linguistics

3

SP 337Spanish Phonetics and Phonology: Theory and Application

3

SP 340Survey in Spanish Linguistics

3

SPAA 260Speech Acoustics

3

SPAA 270Language Development

3

Total Credit Hours:18

Total Credit Hours: 36

ENG 436 will be double-counted for the TESOL minor and the English BA with applied linguistics concentration major. Students need to choose ENG 438 and ENG 457 for electives in order to fulfill the credit requirements. If students have not taken ENG 322 as an elective for the major, they may take ENG 322 as an elective for the minor. The minor in Linguistics and Global Communication is not available to students who are majoring in this concentration.

English studies, 36 credits

This program is designed to provide a foundation in the full range of subjects within English studies: literature, rhetoric, writing, linguistics, and creative writing. It is designed for students seeking a broad liberal education but not necessarily planning to pursue graduate studies in English. Four semesters (or the equivalent) of a modern or classical language at the college level are required.

Required Courses

ENG 210Introduction to Rhetoric and Writing

3

ENG 220Language and Society

3

ENG 230Reading and Writing about Literature

3

ENG 285Introduction to Creative Writing

3

ENG 444Senior Seminar

3

3 credits from

Creative writing course

Total Credit Hours:3

3 credits from

Linguistics course

Total Credit Hours:3

3 credits from

Literature course

Total Credit Hours:3

3 credits from

Rhetoric/Writing course

Total Credit Hours:3

9 credits of English electives from courses numbered 300 or above

Total Credit Hours:9

Total Credit Hours: 36

Electives may not include WPP 392, WPP 393, or any course specially designed for teacher preparation: ENG 150, ENG 350, ENG 395. May include only 3 credits of ENG 369.

Creative Writing, 36 credits

This program is designed to equip students with the writing and creative thinking skills necessary for graduate study and a variety of writing-intensive careers. Courses in fiction, poetry, screenwriting, creative nonfiction, literature, service learning, and literary editing offer students a balanced liberal and professional education. Four semesters (or the equivalent) of a modern or classical language at the college level are required.

Required Courses

ENG 230Reading and Writing about Literature

3

ENG 285Introduction to Creative Writing

3

ENG 405Special Topics in Creative Writing

3

ENG 444Senior Seminar

3

15 credits from creative writing classes, including at least 6 credits from courses numbered 406 and above.

ENG 306Creative Nonfiction Writing

3

ENG 307Fiction Writing

3

ENG 308Poetry Writing

3

ENG 310Screenwriting

3

ENG 406Advanced Creative Nonfiction Writing

3

ENG 407Advanced Fiction Writing

3

ENG 408Advanced Poetry Writing

3

ENG 409Creative Writing in the Community

3

ENG 410Advanced Screenwriting

3

ENG 489Practicum in Literary Editing and Publishing

3

Total Credit Hours:15

3 credits from literature courses numbered 300-399

Total Credit Hours:3

3 credits from literature courses numbered 400-499

Total Credit Hours:3

3 credits from English course numbered 205 or higher, excluding creative writing courses, ENG 206, and any course specially designed for teacher preparation:

ENG 150, ENG 350, ENG 395.

Total Credit Hours:3

Total Credit Hours: 36

Literature, 36 credits

This program is designed to provide a foundation in the methods of and contexts for literary study, to sharpen students’ analytical and communicative skills, and to prepare students for a variety of academic and professional opportunities. Four semesters (or the equivalent) of a modern or classical language at the college level are required.

Required Courses

ENG 230Reading and Writing about Literature

3

ENG 444Senior Seminar

3

Distribution requirements

3 courses from British literature (one pre-1800 required)

ENG 260British Literature 1: The Beginnings to 1780

3

ENG 280British Literature 2: 1780 to the Present

3

ENG 362Medieval British Literature

3

ENG 363Renaissance and Seventeenth-Century British Literature

3

ENG 364Restoration and Eighteenth-Century British Literature

3

ENG 365Nineteenth-Century British Literature

3

ENG 366British Literature 1900-1945

3

ENG 367Contemporary British Literature

3

or appropriate ENG 400-level offerings

9

Total Credit Hours:9

3 courses from American literature (one pre-1900 required)

ENG 240American Literature 1: The Beginnings to 1860

3

ENG 250American Literature 2: 1860 to the Present

3

ENG 345Early American Literature

3

ENG 346Nineteenth-Century American Literature

3

ENG 347Twentieth-Century American Literature

3

ENG 351Twenty-First-Century American Literature

3

or appropriate ENG 400-level offerings

9

Total Credit Hours:9

1 course from diverse literature

ENG 490Literature and Gender

3

ENG 491Literature of African-American Traditions

3

ENG 492Native American Literature

3

ENG 493American Ethnic Literature

3

ENG 494Queer Literature/Queer Theory

3

ENG 498Studies in Global Literature

3

Total Credit Hours:3

1 course at the ENG 400-level

ENG 400Special Topics in English

3

ENG 402Cultural Studies

3

ENG 421Studies in Literary History

3

ENG 422Studies: Authors

3

ENG 423Studies in Drama

3

ENG 424Genre Studies

3

ENG 425Film Studies

3

ENG 464Shakespeare

3

ENG 496Literary and Critical Theory

3

ENG 497Studies: Literature in Translation

3

Total Credit Hours:3

Electives

Two elective courses in English numbered 205 and above. May not include ENG 206 or any course specially designed for teacher preparation: ENG 150, ENG 350, ENG 395. May include 3 credits of ENG 369.

Total Credit Hours:6

Total Credit Hours: 36

Rhetoric and Writing, 36 credits

This program introduces students to rhetoric as the theory and practice of discourse; it is especially relevant for students planning further academic or professional studies. Four semesters (or the equivalent) of a modern or classical language at the college level are required.

Required Courses

ENG 210Introduction to Rhetoric and Writing

3

ENG 213Introduction to Digital Literacies

3

ENG 231Professional Writing

3

ENG 303History of Rhetoric

3

ENG 335Writing and Reading Public Discourse

3

ENG 435Issues in Rhetoric and Writing

3

ENG 444Senior Seminar

3

ENG 104 or ENG 114 are prerequisites for ENG 210, ENG 213, ENG 231, ENG 303, ENG 335, and ENG 435. Students must take ENG 210 prior to taking ENG 303.

9 directed elective credits from the following courses (no more than 3 credits from ENG 369):

COMM 310Communication and Democracy

3

COMM 320Persuasion

3

COMM 322Communication and Popular Culture

3

COMM 385Rhetoric of Marginalized Voices

3

COMM 412Rhetorical Theory and Criticism

3

ENG 306Creative Nonfiction Writing

3

ENG 329Editing and Style

3

ENG 369Professional Experience

1 TO 12

ENG 389Practicum in Peer Tutoring in Writing

3

ENG 430Document Design and Visual Rhetoric

3

ENG 431Rhetoric, Writing, and Emerging Media

3

Total Credit Hours:9

Students must take COMM 210 prior to taking COMM 310 or COMM 320. Students must take COMM 320 prior to taking COMM 412.

Electives

Two elective courses in English numbered 205 and above. May not include ENG 206, or any course specifically designed for teacher preparation: ENG 150, ENG 350, and ENG 395.

Total Credit Hours:6

Total Credit Hours: 36