English (B.A.) and Initial Teacher Certification Tracks

Students earning teacher certification fulfill the core requirements as described above but follow one of the programs of study detailed below. Note that all five tracks require one advanced writing course and one media literacy elective. Any upper-division course in writing satisfies the requirement for the advanced writing course, but students are encouraged to make their selection according to their teaching interests—e.g., CRW 385 Creative Writing Workshop for those who wish to prepare themselves to teach creative writing; CMM 274 Reporting and Writing for those who anticipate teaching journalism classes or advising their school newspaper. The media literacy elective is fulfilled by CMM 250 Mass Media and Society or one of the film studies courses offered by the English Department.

Literature Concentration and Dual Childhood/Special Education

Core Requirements 1, 2
COR 100First Year Seminars: Transitions3
WRT 101Critical Writing3
PHL 110Introduction to Philosophy3
HST 110World Civilization I3
HST 111World Civilization II3
ENG 210Major Authors3
PHL 210Moral Philosophy3
Theology3
EAC Encountering Another Culture/Language6
ENG 310Literature and Culture3
Mathematics3
Social Science3
Natural Science3
IDS Interdisciplinary Studies3
Religion3
COR 400Senior Studies: Transformations3
VPA Visual & Performing Arts1
DIV Diversity0
Major Requirements
Advanced Writing Course3
Department ElectivesComplete ENG 352 as a Topic course; one Period course;one Genre course; and either a second Topic course or a second Genre course.12
ENG 218Critical Perspectives on Literature3
ENG 301Advanced Grammar and Usage3
ENG 311English Literature: An Overview3
ENG 318Shakespeare3
ENG 350Amer Lit Survey I:to Civil War3
or ENG 351 Am Lit SurveyII:CivWar-Present
Media Literacy Elective3
Major Support Requirements
Foreign Language 39
Education and Education Support Courses 439
Total Credit Hours126
1

Some Core requirements may be fulfilled by major requirements.

2

Includes EDU 105 Teaching in a Diverse Society which fulfills social science (see below under Education)

3

Students take 6 credits of a Foreign Language to fulfill their Core FFl/EAC requirement and another 3 credits in that foreign language to fulfill an English major support requirement. If, after a minimum of 6 credits of language at the college level, the student has completed or advanced beyond the intermediate level (i.e. 103) in one language, then an elective in ENG, CRW, or CMM may be substituted for the final 3 credits. Additionally, students who complete LAT 101 Elementary Latin I & LAT 102 Elementary Latin II may choose to complete their foreign language requirement with a classical literature course.

4

See details under Education program requirements; this total includes a course in mathematics required for teacher certification, but it does not include EDU 105 Teaching in a Diverse Society, which satisfies the College core social science requirement

Literature Concentration and Adolescent Education

Students must also complete Core requirements.

Core Requirements
Includes EDU 105 which fulfills social science (see below under Education)51
Major Requirements
Advanced Writing Course3
Department ElectivesComplete one Genre elective, one World/Multicultural Literature Topic elective, a second Genre or second Topic elective, and one pre-1789 Period elective.12
ENG 218Critical Perspectives on Literature3
ENG 301Advanced Grammar and Usage3
ENG 305Eng Lit Survey I:thru Milton3
ENG 306Eng Lit Survey II:Rest-Present3
ENG 318Shakespeare3
ENG 350Amer Lit Survey I:to Civil War3
or ENG 351 Am Lit SurveyII:CivWar-Present
Media Literacy Elective3
Major Support Requirements
Foreign Language 19
Education and Education Support Courses 237
Total Credit Hours127
1

Students take 6 credits of a Foreign Language to fulfill their Core FFl/EAC requirement and another 3 credits in that foreign language to fulfill an English major support requirement. If, after a minimum of 6 credits of language at the college level, the student has completed or advanced beyond the intermediate level (i.e. 103) in one language, then an elective in ENG, CRW, or CMM may be substituted for the final 3 credits. Additionally, students who complete LAT 101 Elementary Latin I & LAT 102 Elementary Latin II may choose to complete their foreign language requirement with a classical literature course.

2

See details under Education program requirements; this total includes a course in mathematics required for teacher certification, but it does not include EDU 105 Teaching in a Diverse Society, which satisfies the College core social science requirement

Literature Concentration and Dual Adolescent/Special Education

The core and major requirements for this concentration are identical to those for English and adolescent education (see above). An additional six credit hours of coursework are required in education (see details under education program requirements).

Literature Concentration in English and TESOL Education

Students must also complete Core requirements.

Core Requirements
Includes EDU 105 which fulfills social science (see below under Education)51
Major Requirements
Advanced Writing Course3
Department ElectivesComplete one Genre elective, one World/Multicultural Literature Topic elective, a second Genre or second Topic elective, and one pre-1789 Period elective.12
ENG 218Critical Perspectives on Literature3
ENG 301Advanced Grammar and Usage3
ENG 311English Literature: An Overview3
ENG 318Shakespeare3
ENG 350Amer Lit Survey I:to Civil War3
or ENG 351 Am Lit SurveyII:CivWar-Present
Media Literacy Elective3
Major Support Requirements
Foreign Language 112
Education and Education Support Courses 240
Total Credit Hours130
1

Students take 6 credits of a Foreign Language to fulfill their Core FFL/EAC requirement and another 3 credits in that foreign language to fulfill an English major support requirement. The remaining 3 credits may be in the same or in a second foreign language.

2

See details under education program requirements; this total includes a course in mathematics required for teacher certification, but it does not include EDU 105 Teaching in a Diverse Society, which satisfies the College core social science requirement

Adding a Creative Writing Concentration to the Literature and Education Tracks

Students in any of the education tracks may add the creative writing concentration as an addition to the literature concentration by taking the following:

Three CRW genre-specific workshop courses (one of which fulfills the advance writing course requirements)9
One of the following advanced workshop courses (each of which includes extensive study of contemporary texts) to fulfill the 20th/21st century historical period requirement 13
Scriptwriting
Writing the One Act Play
Advanced Poetry Workshop
Advanced Fiction Workshop
Nonfiction Writing Workshop
Total Credit Hours12
1

A student is allowed to take a 20th/21st century historical period elective other than ENG 395 Nonfiction Writing Workshop/CRW 395 Nonfiction Writing Workshop, but in this case a fourth CRW workshop is required.