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  Sep 26, 2017
 
 
    
College Catalog 2017-2018

English (B.A.)


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Student Learning Outcomes for English:

Students will be able to:

  • Appropriately apply a variety of rhetorical strategies in the creation of texts.

  • Appropriately apply a variety of interpretive strategies in the analysis of texts.

  • Find appropriate primary and secondary research materials, adequately apply them in writing to support their own arguments, correctly and consistently cite their sources.

  • Analyze the relationships among literature, language, and culture from the perspective of a critic.

  • Empathize with those that they perceive in some way as different from themselves.

  • Work independently to plan and complete advanced projects with little or no intervention from a professor.

Additional Student Learning Outcomes for Professional Writing concentration:

Students will be able to:

  • Use several writing technologies effectively.

  • Apply appropriate document design principles in a variety of contexts.

  • Select appropriate publication outlets for their texts to successfully complete the publication process for a variety of different venues (e.g. electronic media, books, newspapers, magazines, etc.).

  • Accurately apply professional editing and proofreading skills.

  • Present their oral, written, and document design work in a professional manner.

  • Appropriately integrate and synthesize their professional skills in real-world settings while exhibiting professional decorum appropriate to the context.

English majors in all concentrations must complete the second semester at the introductory level of a modern language course at the 112 level or higher, or one course if the modern language placement is 200-level or higher. For ancient languages, the second course in a two-semester introductory sequence must be completed.

Note:


  • Two courses must be a pre-1800 British Literature course: EN 220 , EN 420 , or an appropriate 300-level literature course.
  • Students may substitute EN 480-489  independent Study for one of the 300- or 400-level courses.

Suggested first year courses:


Incoming first-year students will be placed appropriately in either EN 100 or EN 150. Ideally, they will take this course the first semester, but it is not necessary that they do so.

English majors need to complete the second course at the introductory level in a modern language (112), or one course if the modern language placement is 200-level or higher. For ancient languages, the second course in a two-semester introductory sequence must be completed.

First-year students should take their initial English course at the 200-level in the spring semester of the first year. EN 200 and EN 240 are good choices, schedule permitting. Advanced first-year students may take EN 220 or EN 230.

EN 104, EN 101, and EN 180 cannot be counted toward the English major, although each does satisfy a requirement for core, and EN 180 can count towards a Creative Writing minor.

Note:


  • A second course from the Writing in the Workplace category or the Publishing category will fulfill the Writing elective.
  • One course must be a pre-1800 British Literature course: EN 220 , EN 420 , or an appropriate 300-level literature course.

Suggested first year courses:


Incoming first-year students will be placed appropriately in either EN 100 or EN 150. Ideally, they will take this course the first semester, but it is not necessary that they do so.

English majors need to complete the second course at the introductory level in a modern language (112), or one course if the modern language placement is 200-level or higher. For ancient languages, the second course in a two-semester introductory sequence must be completed.

EN 185 is a prerequisite to upper-level Professional Writing courses and should be taken in the spring semester of the first year.

Students may also take a 200-level English course if their schedule permits.

EN 104, EN 101, and EN 180 cannot be counted toward the English major, although each does satisfy a requirement for core, and EN 180 can count toward a Creative Writing minor.

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