English

School of Liberal Arts

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

English majors may have a concentration in one of three programs: literature, writing, or education. All three programs encourage students to explore many facets of human nature and culture through the study of literature and develop understanding and skillful use of language. All three concentrations help students acquire the knowledge, analytical skills, and writing abilities needed by such professionals as writers, editors, teachers, business managers, and lawyers. Students will choose one concentration for their major in English but may not combine two concentrations to create a double-major. It is expected that in most cases the Education concentration will be pursued in conjunction with a major in Secondary Education.

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - English


Availability:
Requirements:
45 Hours
2.0 GPA

This degree requires a minimum of 122 hours. For additional hours required see Academic Degree Programs Requirements


*For students with a double major in English and Education, EDS 410 may serve as an equivalent for EN 490, if the student adapts and presents his/her Teacher Candidate Performance Project (TCPP) at the English Capstone forum.

Senior Portfolio
All majors must submit a writing-sample portfolio for consideration by faculty as a graduation requirement. The portfolio contents will reflect an understanding and fulfillment of all English program objectives. Following portfolio completion, students will discuss their portfolio contents in a public presentation.


Literature Concentration Requirements
EN201 Introduction to Literature 3
EN205 Introduction to English Studies 3
EN231 Introduction to Language 3
EN307C Professional Writing in English Studies 3
EN315 Earlier English Literature 3
EN316 Later English Literature 3
EN317 Earlier American Literature 3
EN318 Later American Literature 3
EN323 Literary Modernism 3
EN351 Classical Foundations of Literature 3
EN380 Literary Theory and Criticism 3
EN440 Shakespeare 3
EN490 Capstone Seminar 3
Two additional courses in English (3 cr. each) to be chosen from courses in the English Department
6
TOTAL 45 cr.
Writing Concentration Requirements
EN201 Introduction to Literature 3
EN205 Introduction to English Studies 3
EN231 Introduction to Language 3
EN307C Professional Writing in English Studies 3
EN311 Creative Writing 3
EN354 Reading and Writing Nonfiction Prose 3
EN370 History and Practice of Rhetoric 3
EN380 Literary Theory and Criticism 3
EN387 Theory and Teaching of Writing 3
EN411 Advanced Creative Writing 3
EN490 Capstone Seminar 3
Choice of American or English literature survey courses: either EN 315, Early English Literature, and EN 316, Later English Literature; or, EN 317, Early American Literature, and EN 318, Later American Literature
6
Choice of an advanced expository writing course (EN 306 a,b,c) reflecting the student’s individual interests in technical writing, business writing, or writing in/across the disciplines
3
One additional English (EN) course (students are strongly encouraged to enroll in EN 384, Professional Learning Experience in English)
3
TOTAL 45 cr.

Minor - English


Availability:
Requirements:
18 Hours
2.0 GPA

The minor in Professional and Technical Writing, which is offered entirely online, presents students with an opportunity to explore writing that is geared specifically toward the workplace. In addition to studying general practices of analytical composition, students will focus on conventions of business, technical, and online writing.

**For those students wishing to teach English: See also Bachelor of Science in Education. B.S.E. in Secondary Education – MAJOR 48-50 Hours 2.75 Cum G.P.A. 2.75 Core G.P.A.


English Minor
EN201 Introduction to Literature 3
200 Level Electives
6
300 Level Elective
9
TOTAL 18 cr.