Department of Language & Literature
Programs of Study
- English Majors and Minors

English Major (30-36 hours):

 

Core:  12 hours
ENG 200 Expository Writing or
ENG 202 Poetry Workshop or
ENG 203 Fiction Workshop or
ENG 204 Creative Nonfiction Workshop.................................................. 3
ENG 270 Critical Approaches to Literature...............................................3
ENG.  384 World Literature..........................................................................3
ENG 480 Senior Seminar.............................................................................3

 

Plus one of the following:

Writing emphasis (BA or BS) 18 hours +12 hour core
ENG 200 Expository Writing* or
ENG 202 Poetry Workshop* or
ENG 203 Fiction Workshop* or
ENG 204 Creative Nonfiction Workshop*................................................ 6
ENG 325 Structure of English or
ENG 326 Linguistic Theory and Applications......................................... 3
ENG 402 Advanced Poetry Workshop or
ENG 403 Advanced Fiction Workshop..................................................... 3
Plus 6 hours of upper level ENG electives...............................................6
*Take the 2 courses not taken in core.

 

Literature emphasis (BA only) 24 hours + 12 hours core
ENG 361 American Literature I................................................................... 3
ENG 362 American Literature II.................................................................. 3
ENG 371 British Literature I......................................................................... 3
ENG 372 British Literature II........................................................................ 3
ENG 380 Shakespeare................................................................................. 3
ENG 381 Classical Epic and Drama or
ENG 382 The Bible as Literature................................................................ 3
Plus 6 hours of upper level ENG electives ............................................... 6
(upper level foreign language may be substituted).

 

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Major in English Writing and Literature (BA or BS)  48 hours
Students taking this major will complete the required courses for both  the English writing and literature options listed above.

 

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Subject Endorsement in English (BA or BS) 42 hours
Students may graduate with a single subject endorsement in English.
ENG 202 Poetry Workshop.......................................................................... 3
ENG 203 Fiction Workshop or
ENG 204 Creative Nonfiction Workshop................................................... 3
ENG 270 Critical Approaches to Literature.............................................. 3
ENG 325 Structure of English..................................................................... 3
ENG 326 Linguistic Theory and Applications.......................................... 3
ENG 361 American Literature I................................................................... 3
ENG 362 American Literature II.................................................................. 3
ENG 371 British Literature I......................................................................... 3
ENG 372 British Literature II........................................................................ 3
ENG 380 Shakespeare................................................................................ 3
ENG 381 Classical Epic and Drama or
ENG 382 The Bible as Literature................................................................ 3
ENG 442 Teaching Writing........................................................................... 2
ENG 443 Young Adult Literature.................................................................. 2
ENG 444 Developmental Reading-Middle/Secondary School............... 2
ENG 480 Senior Seminar.............................................................................. 3

EDU 409 English Content Area Methods and Assessment must be taken as part of the professional education requirements, offered second semester only.

 

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Field Endorsement in Language Arts (BA or BS) 66 hours
A person with this endorsement may teach and direct curricular and co-curricular activities in composition, language, literature, speech, theatre, mass communication, journalism, and reading in grades 7 through 12.  This endorsement requires 66 semester credit hours in journalism, language, literature, mass communication, reading, speech, theatre, and writing. 

 

Reading
ENG 443 Young Adult Literature................................................................ 2
ENG 444 Developmental Reading-Middle/Secondary Schools.......... 2

 

Language
ENG 325 Structure of English...................................................................... 3
ENG 326 Linguistic Theory & Application or
CNA  302 Language & Human Behavior....................................................3

 

Composition
ENG  202 Poetry Workshop or
ENG 203 Fiction Workshop or
ENG 204 Creative Nonfiction Workshop or
ENG 430 Playwriting..................................................................................... 3
ENG 442 Teaching Writing.......................................................................... 2

 

Speech
CNA  201 Small Group Communication or
CNA  210 Interpersonal Communication................................................. 3
CNA  240/440 Intercollegiate Forensics................................................... 3
CNA  447 Directing Communication Activities..........................................3

 

Literature
ENG 270 Critical Approaches to Literature............................................... 3
ENG 361 American Literature I.................................................................... 3
ENG 362 American Literature II................................................................... 3
ENG 371 British Literature I.......................................................................... 3
ENG 372 British Literature II......................................................................... 3
ENG 380 Shakespeare................................................................................. 3
ENG 381 Classical Epic and Drama or
ENG 382 The Bible as Literature................................................................ 3
ENG  480 Senior Seminar or
CNA 455 Senior Seminar in Communication Arts................................... 3

 

Mass Media
CNA  263 Introduction to Mass Communication or
ENG/CNA 383 Film & Literature.................................................................. 3

 

Dramatic Arts
CNA  223 Acting*........................................................................................... 3
CNA  232 Stagecraft*.................................................................................... 3
CNA  432 Play Production For Secondary Schools................................ 3
*Participation in college productions also required.

 

Journalism
CNA  280 News Writing................................................................................. 3
CNA  290 Editing and Copy Editing or
CNA  450 Computer Layout & Presentation............................................... 3

EDU 409 English Content Area Methods and Assessment and
EDU 409 CNA Content Area Methods and Assessment must be taken as part of the professional education requirements.

 

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Minor in English:  21 hours
A minor must include a minimum of 12 hours unduplicated by the student’s major(s) and minor(s). Complete at least 50% of the hours in the minor at the 300-400 level.

Students must complete at least 3 hours from the following:  ENG 200, 202, 203, 204, 402, and 403; at least 9 hours from the following:  ENG 250, 270, 361, 362, 371, 372, 380, 381, 382, 383, and 384;and 9 hours from any ENG course not used above other than ENG 102.

 

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Minor in Editing and Publishing: 21 hours

A minor must include a minimum of 12 hours unduplicated by the student’s major(s) and minor(s).  Complete at least 50% of the hours in the minor at the 300-400 level. 

Students must complete 21 hours from the following:


ENG  200 Expository Writing (3)
ENG  202 Poetry Workshop (3)
ENG  203 Fiction Workshop (3)
ENG  204 Creative Nonfiction Workshop (3)
ENG  402 Advanced Poetry Workshop (3)
ENG  403 Advanced Fiction Workshop (3)
CNA  262 Writing for the Mass Media (3) or
CNA   280 New Writing (3)
CNA   290 Editing and Copy Editing (3)
CNA  430 Playwriting (3)

CNA  458 Advanced News Writing and Reporting (3)

 

 

 

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