Oct 20, 2020  
College Catalog 2018-2019 
    
College Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

English (B.A.)


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Student Learning Outcomes for English:

Students will be able to:

  • Produce a variety of texts using creative, rhetorical, and analytical strategies.
  • Communicate clearly, accurately and precisely in multiple modes.
  • Identify appropriate primary and secondary research materials, apply them to support original arguments and correctly cite their sources.
  • Explore and analyze the relationships among literature, language, culture, and history.
  • Integrate and synthesize reading, writing and other communication skills in purposeful life work and professional settings.

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.

Suggested Four Year Planner:


First Year Suggested Courses:


Third Year Suggested Courses:


Fourth Year Suggested Courses:


  • or another required English course
  • Elective/Second major course (4 credits)
  • One Authors or Genre and Themes course (4 credits)
  • English Elective or Writing Elective course (EN 470-474  Internship recommended)

Note:


First year students in the English Literature concentration should take their initial English course at the 200 level in the spring semester. EN 200, EN 240, and EN 230 (Victorian) are good choices. Advanced first year students may take EN 220 or EN 230 (Romantic or Modern). English majors who are uncertain whether to declare the Literature or the Professional Writing concentrations are encouraged to take one of these 200-level literature classes along with EN 185 in the spring semester of their first year. If that does not work, one of the classes may be taken in the fall of the student’s second year.

All English majors satisfy Core requirements for WCH and GWR with EN 220, 230, and/or 240, at least on of which is required for all English concentrations. They should not sign up for WCH and/or GWR classes in a department other than English.

With the exception of EN 185, no 100-level EN courses can be counted toward the English major, although EN 101, 104, and 180 satisfy Core requirements, and EN 180 can count toward a Creative Writing minor.

All 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.

Two American courses are required EN 240 (which may be taken twice if the content is different), EN245, EN251, or EN440.

Two courses must be pre-1800 British Literature courses: EN 220, and either EN 420 or an appropriate 300-level literature course (EN 311-319).

The Signature Learning Experience requirement for Supervised Research is satisfied with EN 420-450 (Authors). The SLE Capstone requirement is satisfied with EN 494 (Seminar in Literary Theory). Both of these are requirements for the English Literature concentration.

EN 498 + EN 499 (4 credits total) may be substituted for one of the 300- or 400-level literature courses.

EN 480-89 (Independent Study, variable topics and credits) may be substituted where appropriate for English major requirements.

PW courses such as EN 185, EN 285, EN 302, EN 386, and EN 470-474 are recommended as career preparation for students in the Literature concentration. CW courses such as EN 280 and EN 286 enrich students’ knowledge of literature and expand their writing skills. All these courses fulfill requirements for the Writing Elective and the English Elective in the Literature concentration.

Suggested Four Year Planner:


Second Year Suggested Courses:


Third Year Suggested Courses:


  • One 300-level Genre or Themes course (4 credits)
  • One Writing Elective course (4 credits)
  • Natural and Physical Science Core course (4 credits)
  • Creative Expression Core course (4 credits)
  • Non-Western Cultural Heritage Core course (4 credits)
  • Humanities Core course (4 credits)
  • Two Elective courses (8 credits total)

Fourth Year Suggested Courses:


Note:


A third 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.

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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