English Major (Liberal Arts)
English Minor (Liberal Arts)
English Major (Secondary Education)
English Minor (Secondary Education)

English
 
Faculty
Anthony Bukoski, Professor
Rosemary Keefe, Professor
Raychel Reiff, Professor
Maureen Salzer, Assistant Professor
Deborah Schlacks, Associate Professor
Nicholas Sloboda, Associate Professor
Ann Tandy, Assistant Professor

Academic Staff
Dianna Hunter, Senior Lecturer
James Shelquist, Senior Lecturer
Barton Sutter, Senior Lecturer
 

English Major
(Liberal Arts)

36 credits

Required Courses for the Bachelor of Arts Degree:

Category 1:
Survey Courses: Nine credits, including at least one English literature survey (ENGL 211 English Literature I or ENGL 212 English Literature II), and at least one American literature survey (ENGL 221 American Literature I or ENGL 222 American Literature II). (Other survey courses currently offered include ENGL 228 Multi-ethnic American Literature, ENGL 241 World Literature I, and ENGL 242 World Literature II).

Category 2:
The Literary Tradition (two subcategories): Nine credits, with at least three credits from subcategory (a) and at least three credits from subcategory (b).

(a) Period Writing and Major Authors
Current courses:
ENGL 315 Chaucer
ENGL 326 Major Author
ENGL 331 British Literary Periods
ENGL 332 American Literary Periods

(b) Genre and Thematic Studies
Current courses:
ENGL 205 Introduction to Poetry and Drama
ENGL 206 Introduction to Fiction
ENGL 227 Contemporary Topics
ENGL 229 Literature by Women
ENGL 304 First Nations Literature
ENGL 328 Gender and Ethnicity in American Literature
ENGL 349 Studies in the Short Story
ENGL 460 Special Topics in Literature

Category 3:
Shakespeare, three credits
Current courses:
ENGL 311 Shakespeare I
ENGL 312 Shakespeare II

Category 4:
Expository Writing/English Language/Creative Writing, three credits.
Current courses:

ENGL 251 Creative Writing: Memoir
ENGL 252 Creative Writing: Poetry
ENGL 301 Writing Creative Nonfiction
ENGL 307 English Grammar
ENGL 325 Writing Women, Women Writing
ENGL 350 Advanced Creative Writing
ENGL 401 Art of Persuasive Writing
ENGL 405 History of the English Language
ENGL 450 Special Topics in English (studies in language, rhetoric or poetics)

Note: ENGL 101/102 cannot be taken to fulfill this category; these courses remain requisite core requirement General Education courses.

Category 5:
Electives, nine credits in English courses at the 200 level or above (Note: Neither ENGL 339 nor ENGL 448 count toward the liberal arts English major.)

Category 6:
Capstone, three credits

ENGL 479 Literary Criticism

Note: Each course can fulfill only one requirement.


Foreign language requirement for the Bachelor of Arts degree: Four semesters of one foreign language (See the Degree Requirements section of this catalog for information about receiving retrocredit for previous foreign language courses.)

To receive the Bachelor of Science Degree in English, Liberal Arts, a student must fulfill all English requirements listed above and complete two semesters of one foreign language (or two years of one foreign language in high school.)

English Minor
(Liberal Arts)

21 credits

Required Courses:
Six credits in any 200-level survey courses.
Fifteen credits in any courses numbered 205 or higher, with at least nine credits in courses numbered 300 or higher.  

See Course Descriptions for information on required courses.
 
English Major
(Secondary Education)

36 credits

Required Courses:
ENGL 307 English Grammar                                               3 credits
ENGL 339 Teaching English in the Secondary Schools         3 credits
ENGL 448 Reading and Writing for Teachers                      3 credits

Either
ENGL 211 English Literature I                                            3 credits
or
ENGL 311 Shakespeare I                                                   3 credits
or
ENGL 312 Shakespeare II                                                  3 credits

Six credits of either:
ENGL 221 American Literature I                                         3 credits
ENGL 222 American Literature II                                        3 credits
ENGL 228 Multi-Ethnic American Literature                        3 credits

Three credits of either:
ENGL 212 English Literature II                                            3 credits
ENGL 241 World Literature I                                              3 credits
ENGL 242 World Literature II                                             3 credits

Three credits in any Writing Course numbered 300 or higher — Choose from ENGL 301 Writing Creative Nonfiction; ENGL 325 Writing Women, Women Writing; ENGL 350 Advanced Creative Writing; or ENGL 401 The Art of Persuasive Writing.

Three credits in a Literary Traditions: Period/Major Author course numbered 300 or higher — Choose from ENGL 311 Shakespeare I; ENGL 312 Shakespeare II; ENGL 315 Chaucer; ENGL 326 Major Author; ENGL 331 British Literary Periods; or ENGL 332 American Literary Periods.

Three credits in a Literary Traditions: Themes/Genre course numbered 205 or higher — Choose from ENGL 205 Introduction to Poetry and Drama; ENGL 206 Introduction to Fiction; ENGL 227 Contemporary Topics in Literature; ENGL 229 Literature by Women; ENGL 304 American Indian Literature; ENGL 328 Gender and Ethnicity in American Literature; ENGL 349 Studies in the Short Story; or ENGL 460 Special Topics in Literature.

Six additional credits in English with the understanding that the major requires no fewer than 18 overall credits at the 300 level or higher.

Note: Each course can fulfill only one requirement.

Foreign language requirement: Two semesters of one foreign language or two years of one foreign language in high school.
 

English Minor
(Secondary Education)

21 credits

Required Courses:
ENGL 307 English Grammar     3 credits
ENGL 339 Teaching English in the Secondary Schools      3 credits
ENGL 448 Reading and Writing for Teachers      3 credits

Three credits: either ENGL 211 British Literature I or ENGL 212 British Literature II.

Three credits: either ENGL 221 American Literature I or ENGL 222 American Literature II or ENGL 228 Multi-Ethnic American Literature.

Three credits: either ENGL 241 World Literature I or ENGL 242 World Literature II.

Three additional credits in English at the 300 level or higher.