English

The Bachelor of Arts degree in English affords students a vibrant study of literature and writing in an intimate setting. Students choose an emphasis in Literature, Writing, or Teaching:

  • Students who choose the Literature emphasis acquire an in-depth knowledge of the traditions of American, British, and World literature, as they understand the richness of our literary and cultural heritages. As students grow as readers, they learn to position those literary traditions in relation to the values of today’s global society.
  • Students who elect the Writing emphasis are exposed to the theory and practice of imaginative writing at the professional level so that they can improve their craft. Writers participate in workshops in multiple genres where they join a community of writers. Each workshop is taught by a practicing writer and gives students the opportunity to receive timely feedback from peers and the professor. Visiting writers and student readings nurture students’ growth as writers. Students may focus on poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction, among other genres.
  • Both Middle Childhood/Early Adolescence and Early Adolescence/ Adolescence teaching certification may be attained at the major level. Students desiring careers as educators are professionally prepared through course work in curriculum, teaching methodology, and professional issues.

Interested students with any emphasis often serve on the staff of The Novice, the campus literary and visual arts magazine.

Students majoring in English augment their studies by taking a minor in an additional discipline.

English Core Courses (12 Credits)

ENG 103 Principles of Literary Studies

3

One 200-Level American Literature Course

3

One 200-Level British Literature Course

3

ENG 403 Shakespeare

3

One of the following Areas of Emphasis(24 credits)

Literature Emphasis

ENG 200 World Literature

3

ENG 316 Women's Literature OR ENG 317 Literature of the Other

3

ENG 407 Literary Criticism

3

Two English Electives of any level

6

One 300 or 400-Level English Elective

3

Two 400-Level English Electives

6

Writing Emphasis

ENG 220 Creative Writing

3

ENG 320 Fiction Writing

3

ENG 321 Poetry Writing

3

Two Writing Electives of any level

6

Three English Electives of any level

9

Teaching Emphasis

ENG 200 World Literature

3

ENG 220 Creative Writing

3

ENG 308 Adolescent Literature

3

ENG 407 Literary Criticism

3

Two English electives of any level

6

One 300 or 400-level English elective

3

One 400-level English elective

3

*Those interested in teaching English must also meet the requirements of the Teacher Education Program including ENG 443.


Liberal Arts Core 45-50

45-50

Total Program Credits

36