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[ARCHIVED CATALOG] 2013-2014 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

English, B.A.


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The major in English is designed to develop in students an understanding of language and its uses; an effective, individual writing voice; a critical and aesthetic appreciation of literature; and an understanding of how literature illuminates the diversity of human experience. Because of its comprehensive nature and its focus on critical and analytical thinking and writing skills, the major prepares students for graduate study in English, library science, and law as well as career paths in which effective communication is central, such as teaching, publishing, advertising, public relations, theatre, and professional writing.

All students majoring in English take a 30-semester-hour core of courses and choose a complementary 10–23-semester-hour specialization in advanced literary study, professional writing, or dramaturgy. Students considering teaching English at the secondary level may take the 23–41-hour education minor in place of one of the above areas of specialization. All students pursuing an English major must take the Junior Oral Examination (ENG 399 ) during the spring term of their junior year.

Note: Students who declared the English major prior to the 2002–03 catalog should consult their particular catalog and meet with their academic advisors to determine appropriate coursework.

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Literary Studies Specialization


Literary Studies (15 credit hours)


In addition to completing all of the courses in the core common to all English major tracks, students in the Literary Studies track are required to take one course from each of the following five groups for a total of 15 credits (five 3-credit courses).

 

 

While some courses are cross-referenced for more than one group with the T, E, G, or R designators, a student may not double-dip a course, i.e. count one course for the completion of more than one of the five groups.

[Group I.] 1 x 3 credit course focused on a specific time period or era [E]

Choose one of the following:

·         ENG 336: Modern Drama (E, G)

·         ENG 340: Topics in Selected Literary Studies:

o    Holocaust Literature (R, E)

·         ENG 413: Studies in Early British Literature (R, E)

·         ENG 420: Studies in American Literature (R, E)

·         ENG 422: Shakespeare (E, A)

·         ENG 433: Studies in Modernism and Postmodernism (E, A)

 

[Group II.] 1 x 3 credit course focused on a specific genre, subgenre, or classification [G]

Choose one of the following:

·         ENG 321: The English Novel (R,G)

·         ENG 327: Mythology

·         ENG 336: Modern Drama (E, G)

·         ENG 340: Topics in Selected Literary Studies

o    Irish Drama (R, G)

 

[Group III.] 1 x 3 credit course centered on a regional/cultural community [R]

Choose one of the following:

·         ENG 316: Southern Literature

·         ENG 321: The English Novel (R,G)

·         ENG 340: Topics in Selected Literary Studies:

o    African-American Literature

o    Native-American Literature

o    Latino/a Literature

o    Caribbean Literature

o    Irish Drama (R, G)

o    Holocaust Literature (R, E)

·         ENG 413: Studies in Early British Literature (R, E)

·         ENG 420: Studies in American Literature (R, E)

 

[Group IV.] 1 x 3 credit course focused on a major author or movement (up to three writers), including global writers [A]

Choose one of the following:

·         ENG 422: Shakespeare (E, A)

·         ENG 429: Advanced Directed Study and Research(T, A)

·         ENG 433: Studies in Modernism and Postmodernism (E, A)

 

[Group V.] 1 x 3 credit course with a theoretical focus/emphasis on critical theory [T]

·         ENG 435 Literary Theory

 

Dramaturgy Specialization


Dramaturgy


 

 

Students will complete the specialization with the following courses:

Plus nine (9) hours from the following


(of which at least 6 hours must be 300 level or higher):

Professional Writing Specialization


Professional Writing (21 credit hours)


Students pursuing a specialization in professional writing must take ENG 202 - Creative Writing  as the second-tier Fine Arts Perspective course in LINK and will take the following required courses in addition to the core curriculum:

General Elective Credits: Complete enough general elective credit hours to fulfill total hours required for degree completion.


Total Credits: 120


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