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English Curriculum, Effective Fall 2021

EIGHT-SEMESTER DEGREE PLAN: English, Literature Concentration

Fall courses:

Cr.

Spring courses:

Cr.

Semester 1

UN 101

Gen Ed: EN 101

Gen Ed: World Civ I or US History I

Gen Ed: COM 101

BA: Spanish/French/Latin I

  

1

3

3

3

4

Semester 2

Gen Ed: Critical Thinking (PHL)

Gen Ed: EN 102

Gen Ed: MA 113 (or equivalent)

Gen Ed: Fine Arts 

BA: Spanish/French/Latin II

3

3

3

3

4

TOTAL

17

TOTAL

16

Semester 3

Gen Ed: Lit Survey*

     EN 201, 202 203, 204, 231, or 232

BA: Spanish/French/Latin III

Gen Ed: Natural Science I (w/ lab)

Gen Ed: Social Sciences: WS, PSY, etc.

General Elective

3

3

4

3

3

Semester 4

Gen Ed: Lit Survey*

     EN 201, 202 203, 204, or 231, 232

BA: Spanish/French/Latin IV

Gen Ed: Natural Science II (w/ lab)

English Elective⁂

Advanced Writing Requirement**

3

3

4

3

3

TOTAL

16

TOTAL

16

Semester 5

Early Lit Requirement†

Literature Requirement, 300-level⁑

Language or Theory Requirement°

Diversity Requirement‡

General Elective

3

3

3

3

3

Semester 6

Literature Requirement, 400-level⁑

Literature Requirement⁑

English Elective⁂

General Elective

General Elective

3

3

3

3

3

TOTAL

15

TOTAL

15

Semester 7

EN 499 English Capstone

English Elective⁂

General Elective

General Elective

General Elective

3

3

3

3

3

Semester 8

General Electives

 

14

TOTAL

15

TOTAL

14

124 hours total

Requirements for the English BA, Literature Concentration

*Select any two literature survey courses: 

EN 201 - Survey of Early English Literature

EN 202 - Survey of Late English Literature

EN 203 - Survey of Early American Literature

EN 204 - Survey of Late American Literature

EN 231 - Survey of Early World Literature

EN 232 - Survey of Late World Literature

†Select one of the following Early Literature courses: (3 Semester Hours)

EN 303 Early Shakespeare

EN 304 Late Shakespeare

EN 334 Greek and Roman

EN 355 Bible as Literature

EN 375 Women in Medieval

EN 444 Earliest English Lit

EN 445 Chaucer & Medieval

EN 453 Eliz. & Jac. Drama

EN 455 Early Modern Poetry

‡Select one of the following Diversity courses: 

EN 260 LGBTQ+ Lit

EN 360 African-Amer. Lit

EN 363 Black Women Writers

EN 370 Ethnic Amer. Lits

EN 380 Native American

EN 433 Lit in Postcolonial World

°Select one of the following Language or Theory courses: (3 Semester Hours)

EN 302 - History and Structure of the English Language

EN 305 - Advanced Grammar

EN 480 - Literary Theory

**Select one advanced writing course: (3 Semester Hours)

EN 300 Professional Writing

EN 311 Nonfiction Writing

EN 312 Creative Writing

EN 313 Digital Writing

EN 315 Playwriting

EN 317 Technical Writing

EN 411 Fiction Writing Workshop

EN 412 - Poetry Writing Workshop

⁑Select three English, American, or World Literature electives: (9 Semester Hours) 

⁂Select three additional English electives in literature, writing, language, theory, or TESL: (9 Semester Hours)

EN 499 English Capstone

Note:

Each course may count for only one requirement within the major, but literature surveys may count for both General Education requirements and major requirements. Of all major courses, at least one must be 300- or 400-level literature courses and one additional course must be a 400-level literature course.

EIGHT-SEMESTER DEGREE PLAN: English, African American Literature Concentration

Fall courses:

Cr.

Spring courses:

Cr.

Semester 1

UN 101

Gen Ed: EN 101

Gen Ed: World Civ I or US History I

Gen Ed: COM 101

BA: Spanish/French/Latin I

  

1

3

3

3

4

Semester 2

Gen Ed: Critical Thinking (PHL)

Gen Ed: EN 102

Gen Ed: MA 113 (or equivalent)

Gen Ed: Fine Arts 

BA: Spanish/French/Latin II

3

3

3

3

4

TOTAL

17

TOTAL

16

Semester 3

Gen Ed: Lit Survey*

     EN 201, 202 203, 204, 231, or 232

BA: Spanish/French/Latin III

Gen Ed: Natural Science I (w/ lab)

Gen Ed: Social Sciences: WS, PSY, etc.

General Elective

3

3

4

3

3

Semester 4

Gen Ed: Lit Survey*

     EN 201, 202 203, 204, or 231, 232

BA: Spanish/French/Latin IV

Gen Ed: Natural Science II (w/ lab)

Diversity Requirement‡

Advanced Writing Requirement**

3

3

4

3

3

TOTAL

16

TOTAL

16

Semester 5

Early Lit Requirement†

EN 360 African American Literature

Language or Theory Requirement°

EN 363, EN 370, EN 380, or EN 433

General Elective

3

3

3

3

3

Semester 6

EN 363, EN 370, EN 380, or EN 433

English Elective⁂

English Elective⁂

General Elective

General Elective

3

3

3

3

3

TOTAL

15

TOTAL

15

Semester 7

EN 499 English Capstone

English Elective⁂

General Elective

General Elective

General Elective

3

3

3

3

3

Semester 8

General Electives

 

14

TOTAL

15

TOTAL

14

124 hours total

Requirements for the English BA, African American Literature Concentration

*Select any two literature survey courses: 

EN 201 - Survey of Early English Literature

EN 202 - Survey of Late English Literature

EN 203 - Survey of Early American Literature

EN 204 - Survey of Late American Literature

EN 231 - Survey of Early World Literature

EN 232 - Survey of Late World Literature

†Select one of the following Early Literature courses: (3 Semester Hours)

EN 303 Early Shakespeare

EN 304 Late Shakespeare

EN 334 Greek and Roman

EN 355 Bible as Literature

EN 375 Women in Medieval

EN 444 Earliest English Lit

EN 445 Chaucer & Medieval

EN 453 Eliz. & Jac. Drama

EN 455 Early Modern Poetry

‡Select one of the following Diversity courses: 

EN 260 LGBTQ+ Lit

EN 360 African-Amer. Lit

EN 363 Black Women Writers

EN 370 Ethnic Amer. Lits

EN 380 Native American

EN 433 Lit in Postcolonial World

°Select one of the following Language or Theory courses: (3 Semester Hours)

EN 302 - History and Structure of the English Language

EN 305 - Advanced Grammar

EN 480 - Literary Theory

**Select one advanced writing course: (3 Semester Hours)

EN 300 Professional Writing

EN 311 Nonfiction Writing

EN 312 Creative Writing

EN 313 Digital Writing

EN 315 Playwriting

EN 317 Technical Writing

EN 411 Fiction Writing Workshop

EN 412 - Poetry Writing Workshop

EN 360 African American Literature

Select two additional courses: (6 hours)

EN 363 Black Women Writers

EN 370 Ethnic American Literatures

EN 380 Native American Literature and Religion

EN 433 Lit in Postcolonial

⁂Select three additional English electives in literature, writing, theory, or TESL: (9 Semester Hours)

EN 499 English Capstone

Note:

Each course may count for only one requirement within the major, but literature surveys may count for both General Education requirements and major requirements. Of all major courses, at least one must be 300- or 400-level literature courses and one additional course must be a 400-level literature course.

 EIGHT-SEMESTER DEGREE PLAN: English, Creative Writing Concentration

Fall courses:

Cr.

Spring courses:

Cr.

Semester 1

UN 101

Gen Ed: EN 101

Gen Ed: World Civ I or US History I

Gen Ed: COM 101

BA: Spanish/French/Latin I

  

1

3

3

3

4

Semester 2

Gen Ed: Critical Thinking (PHL)

Gen Ed: EN 102

Gen Ed: MA 113 (or equivalent)

Gen Ed: Fine Arts 

BA: Spanish/French/Latin II

3

3

3

3

4

TOTAL

17

TOTAL

16

Semester 3

Gen Ed: Lit Survey*

     EN 201, 202 203, 204, 231, or 232

BA: Spanish/French/Latin III

Gen Ed: Natural Science I (w/ lab)

Gen Ed: Social Sciences: WS, PSY, etc.

General Elective

3

3

4

3

3

Semester 4

Gen Ed: Lit Survey*

     EN 201, 202 203, 204, or 231, 232

BA: Spanish/French/Latin IV

Gen Ed: Natural Science II (w/ lab)

EN 312

Literature Requirement⁑

3

3

4

3

3

TOTAL

16

TOTAL

16

Semester 5

Early Lit Requirement†

Literature Requirement, 300-level⁑

Creative Writing Requirement⁂

General Elective

General Elective

3

3

3

3

3

Semester 6

Literature Requirement, 400-level⁑

Language or Theory Requirement°

Creative Writing Requirement⁂

Diversity Requirement‡

General Elective

3

3

3

3

3

TOTAL

15

TOTAL

15

Semester 7

EN 499 English Capstone

Creative Writing Requirement⁂

General Elective

General Elective

General Elective

3

3

3

3

3

Semester 8

EN 419 Senior Portfolio

General Electives

 

1

13

TOTAL

15

TOTAL

14

124 hours total 

Requirements for the English BA, Creative Writing Concentration

*Select any two literature survey courses: 

EN 201 - Survey of Early English Literature

EN 202 - Survey of Late English Literature

EN 203 - Survey of Early American Literature

EN 204 - Survey of Late American Literature

EN 231 - Survey of Early World Literature

EN 232 - Survey of Late World Literature

†Select one of the following Early Literature courses: (3 Semester Hours)

EN 303 Early Shakespeare

EN 304 Late Shakespeare

EN 334 Greek and Roman

EN 355 Bible as Literature

EN 375 Women in Medieval

EN 444 Earliest English Lit

EN 445 Chaucer & Medieval

EN 453 Eliz. & Jac. Drama

EN 455 Early Modern Poetry

‡Select one of the following Diversity courses: 

EN 260 LGBTQ+ Lit

EN 360 African-Amer. Lit

EN 363 Black Women Writers

EN 370 Ethnic Amer. Lits

EN 380 Native American

EN 433 Lit in Postcolonial World

°Select one of the following Language or Theory courses: (3 Semester Hours)

EN 302 - History and Structure of the English Language

EN 305 - Advanced Grammar

EN 480 - Literary Theory

EN 312 - Creative Writing  or 3 hrs of transfer credit in creative writing

⁂Select three creative writing courses: (9 Semester Hours) At least one of which must be at the 400 level

EN 311 Nonfiction Writing

EN 313 Digital Writing

EN 315 Playwriting

EN 317 Technical Writing

EN 411 Fiction Writing Workshop

EN 412 Poetry Writing Workshop

EN 415 Advanced Writing Workshop

⁑Select three English, American, or World Literature electives: (9 Semester Hours) 

EN 419 Senior Portfolio (1 semester hour)

EN 499 English Capstone

Note:

Each course may count for only one requirement within the major, but literature surveys may count for both General Education requirements and major requirements. Of all major courses, at least one must be 300- or 400-level literature courses and one additional course must be a 400-level literature course.

EIGHT-SEMESTER DEGREE PLAN: English BA, Professional Writing Concentration

Fall courses:

Cr.

Spring courses:

Cr.

Semester 1

UN 101

Gen Ed: EN 101

Gen Ed: World Civ I or US History I

Gen Ed: COM 101

BA: Spanish/French/Latin I

  

1

3

3

3

4

Semester 2

Gen Ed: Critical Thinking (PHL)

Gen Ed: EN 102

Gen Ed: MA 113 (or equivalent)

Gen Ed: Fine Arts 

BA: Spanish/French/Latin II

3

3

3

3

4

TOTAL

17

TOTAL

16

Semester 3

Gen Ed: Lit Survey*

     EN 201, 202 203, 204, 231, or 232

BA: Spanish/French/Latin III

Gen Ed: Natural Science I (w/ lab)

Gen Ed: Social Sciences: WS, PSY, etc.

General Elective

3

3

4

3

3

Semester 4

Gen Ed: Lit Survey*

     EN 201, 202 203, 204, or 231, 232

BA: Spanish/French/Latin IV

Gen Ed: Natural Science II (w/ lab)

EN 312

Literature Requirement⁑

3

3

4

3

3

TOTAL

16

TOTAL

16

Semester 5

Early Lit Requirement†

Literature Requirement, 300-level⁑

Professional Writing Requirement⁂

Diversity Requirement‡

General Elective

3

3

3

3

3

Semester 6

Literature Requirement, 400-level⁑

Language or Theory Requirement°

Professional Writing Requirement⁂

General Elective

General Elective

3

3

3

3

3

TOTAL

15

TOTAL

15

Semester 7

EN 499 English Capstone

Professional Writing Requirement⁂

General Elective

General Elective

General Elective

3

3

3

3

3

Semester 8

EN 419 Senior Portfolio

General Electives

 

1

13

TOTAL

15

TOTAL

14

124 hours total

Requirements for the English BA, Professional Writing Concentration

*Select any two literature survey courses: 

EN 201 - Survey of Early English Literature

EN 202 - Survey of Late English Literature

EN 203 - Survey of Early American Literature

EN 204 - Survey of Late American Literature

EN 231 - Survey of Early World Literature

EN 232 - Survey of Late World Literature

†Select one of the following Early Literature courses: (3 Semester Hours)

EN 303 Early Shakespeare

EN 304 Late Shakespeare

EN 334 Greek and Roman

EN 355 Bible as Literature

EN 375 Women in Medieval

EN 444 Earliest English Lit

EN 445 Chaucer & Medieval

EN 453 Eliz. & Jac. Drama

EN 455 Early Modern Poetry

‡Select one of the following Diversity courses: 

EN 260 LGBTQ+ Lit

EN 360 African-Amer. Lit

EN 363 Black Women Writers

EN 370 Ethnic Amer. Lits

EN 380 Native American

EN 433 Lit in Postcolonial World

°Select one of the following Language or Theory courses: (3 Semester Hours)

EN 302 - History and Structure of the English Language

EN 305 - Advanced Grammar

EN 480 - Literary Theory

EN 300 – Professional Writing

⁂Select three Professional Writing courses: (9 Semester Hours) At least one of which must be at the 400 level

EN 311 Nonfiction Writing

EN 312 Creative Writing

EN 313 Digital Writing

EN 317 Technical Writing

⁑Select three English, American, or World Literature electives: (9 Semester Hours) 

EN 419 Senior Portfolio (1 semester hour)

EN 499 English Capstone

Note:

Each course may count for only one requirement within the major, but literature surveys may count for both General Education requirements and major requirements. Of all major courses, at least one must be 300- or 400-level literature courses and one additional course must be a 400-level literature course. 

EIGHT-SEMESTER DEGREE PLAN: English, Secondary Education Concentration

Fall courses:

Cr.

Spring courses:

Cr.

Semester 1

UN 101

Gen Ed: EN 101

Gen Ed: World Civ I or US History I

Gen Ed: COM 101

BA: Spanish/French/Latin I

  

1

3

3

3

4

Semester 2

Gen Ed: Critical Thinking (PHL)

Gen Ed: EN 102

Gen Ed: MA 113 (or equivalent)

Gen Ed: Fine Arts 

BA: Spanish/French/Latin II

3

3

3

3

4

TOTAL

17

TOTAL

16

Semester 3

Gen Ed: Lit Survey*

     EN 201, 202 203, 204, 231, or 232

BA: Spanish/French/Latin III

Gen Ed: Natural Science I (w/ lab)

Gen Ed: PSY 206

Advanced Writing Requirement**

3

3

4

3

3

Semester 4

Gen Ed: Lit Survey*

     EN 201, 202 203, 204, or 231, 232

BA: Spanish/French/Latin IV

Gen Ed: Natural Science II (w/ lab)

Literature Elective⁑

EN 303 or EN 304 Shakespeare

3

3

4

3

3

TOTAL

16

TOTAL

16

Semester 5

EN 360, EN 363, or EN 370

Literature Elective⁑

EN 302 History & Structure

ED 300

PSY 360

3

3

3

3

3

Semester 6

EN 409 Young Adult Literature⁑

English Elective⁂

EN 305 Applied Linguistics

ED 302

ED 306

3

3

3

3

3

TOTAL

15

TOTAL

15

Semester 7

EN 499 English Capstone 

EN 410 Methods and Materials

ED 401 Classroom Management

General Elective

General Elective

3

3

3

3

3

Semester 8

ED 351 Educational Measurement

ED 409 Observation & Directed Teaching

Note: No other courses are allowed this semester without permission from the Education program

 

3

9

TOTAL

15

TOTAL

12

124 hours total

Requirements for the English BA, Secondary Education Certification

Teacher Education Majors are required to pass the following courses with a C or higher as part of their major and their General Education Curriculum.

  • MA 113 - College Algebra or higher Math including MA 123 (3 semester hours)
  • COM 101 - Oral Communication
  • PSY 206 - Human Growth and Development

Major Courses:

EN 302 - History and Structure of the English Language

EN 303 - Early Shakespeare

or

EN 304 - Late Shakespeare

EN 305 - Applied Linguistics

EN 360 - African-American Literature

EN 363 - Black Women Writers

or

EN 370 - Ethnic American Literatures

EN 409 - Young Adult Literature

EN 410 - Methods & Materials in Secondary English

EN 499 - English Capstone Course

*Select one full literature survey sequence: (6 Semester Hours)

EN 201 - Survey of Early English Literature

EN 202 - Survey of Late English Literature

or

EN 203 - Survey of Early American Literature

EN 204 - Survey of Late American Literature

or

EN 231 - Survey of Early World Literature

EN 232 - Survey of Late World Literature

**Select one writing course: (3 Semester Hours)

EN 311 - Nonfiction Writing

EN 312 - Creative Writing

EN 313 - Digital Writing

EN 315 - Playwriting

EN 317 - Technical Writing

EN 411 - FictionWriting Workshop

EN 412 - Poetry Writing Workshop

⁑Select two English, American, or World Literature Electives: (6 Semester Hours)

⁂Select one other English Elective: (3 Semester Hours) Which can be literature, writing, theory, or TESL

Note:

In the English Teacher Certification Curriculum, at least six hours must be taken in each of the following areas:  American Literature, English Literature, and World Literature.

Professional Education Requirements, 7-12 (Minimum grade of C required):

ED 300 - Education as a Profession

ED 302 - Art and Science of Teaching

ED 306 - Introduction to Exceptional Learners

ED 351 - Educational Measurement

ED 360 - Educational Psychology

ED 401 - Classroom Management

ED 409 - Observation and Directed Teaching in Secondary Education Grades 7-12


English Curriculum, Prior to Fall 2021

EIGHT-SEMESTER DEGREE PLAN: English

Fall courses:

Cr.

Spring courses:

Cr.

Semester 1

UN 101

Gen Ed: EN 101

Gen Ed: World Civ I or US History I

Gen Ed: COM 101

BA: Spanish/French/Latin I

  

1

3

3

3

4

Semester 2

Gen Ed: Critical Thinking (PHL)

Gen Ed: EN 102

Gen Ed: MA 113 (or equivalent)

Gen Ed: Fine Arts 

BA: Spanish/French/Latin II

3

3

3

3

4

TOTAL

17

TOTAL

16

Semester 3

Gen Ed: Lit Survey (one full survey)

     EN 201, 202 203, 204, 231, or 232

BA: Spanish/French/Latin III

Gen Ed: Natural Science I (w/ lab)

Gen Ed: Social Sciences: WS, PSY, etc.

General Elective

3

3

4

3

3

Semester 4

Gen Ed: Lit Survey (one full survey)

     EN 201, 202 203, 204, or 231, 232

BA: Spanish/French/Latin IV

Gen Ed: Natural Science II (w/ lab)

Literature Requirement (English)

Advanced Writing Requirement

3

3

4

3

3

TOTAL

16

TOTAL

16

Semester 5

EN 303 or EN 304

Literature Requirement, 300-level

EN 302, EN 305, or EN 480

General Elective

General Elective

3

3

3

3

3

Semester

Literature Requirement, 400-level

Literature Requirement (American)

English Elective

General Elective

General Elective

3

3

3

3

3

TOTAL

15

TOTAL

15

Semester 7

EN 499 English Capstone

English Elective

General Elective

General Elective

General Elective

3

3

3

3

3

Semester 8

General Electives

 

14

TOTAL

15

TOTAL

14

124 hours total

 EIGHT-SEMESTER DEGREE PLAN: English, Creative Writing Concentration

Fall courses:

Cr.

Spring courses:

Cr.

Semester 1

UN 101

Gen Ed: EN 101

Gen Ed: World Civ I or US History I

Gen Ed: COM 101

BA: Spanish/French/Latin I

  

1

3

3

3

4

Semester 2

Gen Ed: Critical Thinking (PHL)

Gen Ed: EN 102

Gen Ed: MA 113 (or equivalent)

Gen Ed: Fine Arts 

BA: Spanish/French/Latin II

3

3

3

3

4

TOTAL

17

TOTAL

16

Semester 3

Gen Ed: Lit Survey (one full survey)

     EN 201, 202 203, 204, 231, or 232

BA: Spanish/French/Latin III

Gen Ed: Natural Science I (w/ lab)

Gen Ed: Social Sciences: WS, PSY, etc.

General Elective

3

3

4

3

3

Semester 4

Gen Ed: Lit Survey (one full survey)

     EN 201, 202 203, 204, or 231, 232

BA: Spanish/French/Latin IV

Gen Ed: Natural Science II (w/ lab)

EN 312

Literature Requirement (English)

3

3

4

3

3

TOTAL

16

TOTAL

16

Semester 5

EN 303 or EN 304 Shakespeare

Literature Requirement, 300-level⁑

Creative Writing Requirement⁂

General Elective

General Elective

3

3

3

3

3

Semester

Literature Requirement, 400-level⁑

EN 302, EN 305, or EN 480

Creative Writing Requirement⁂

General Elective

General Elective

3

3

3

3

3

TOTAL

15

TOTAL

15

Semester 7

EN 499 English Capstone

Literature Requirement (American)

General Elective

General Elective

General Elective

3

3

3

3

3

Semester 8

EN 419 Senior Portfolio

General Electives

 

1

13

TOTAL

15

TOTAL

14

124 hours total

EIGHT-SEMESTER DEGREE PLAN: English, Secondary Education Concentration

Fall courses:

Cr.

Spring courses:

Cr.

Semester 1

UN 101

Gen Ed: EN 101

Gen Ed: World Civ I or US History I

Gen Ed: COM 101

BA: Spanish/French/Latin I

  

1

3

3

3

4

Semester 2

Gen Ed: Critical Thinking (PHL)

Gen Ed: EN 102

Gen Ed: MA 113 (or equivalent)

Gen Ed: Fine Arts 

BA: Spanish/French/Latin II

3

3

3

3

4

TOTAL

17

TOTAL

16

Semester 3

Gen Ed: Lit Survey*

     EN 201, 202 203, 204, 231, or 232

BA: Spanish/French/Latin III

Gen Ed: Natural Science I (w/ lab)

Gen Ed: PSY 206

EN 360 or EN 370

3

3

4

3

3

Semester 4

Gen Ed: Lit Survey*

     EN 201, 202 203, 204, or 231, 232

BA: Spanish/French/Latin IV

Gen Ed: Natural Science II (w/ lab)

Literature Elective⁑

Advanced Writing Requirement**

3

3

4

3

3

TOTAL

16

TOTAL

16

Semester 5

EN 303 or EN 304 Shakespeare

Literature Elective⁑

EN 302 History & Structure

ED 300

PSY 360

3

3

3

3

3

Semester

EN 409 Young Adult Literature⁑

English Elective⁂

EN 305 Applied Linguistics

ED 302

ED 306

3

3

3

3

3

TOTAL

15

TOTAL

15

Semester 7

EN 499 English Capstone 

EN 410 Methods and Materials

ED 401 Classroom Management

General Elective

General Elective

3

3

3

3

3

Semester 8

ED 351 Educational Measurement

ED 409 Observation & Directed Teaching

Note: No other courses are allowed this semester without permission from the Education program

 

3

9

TOTAL

15

TOTAL

12

124 hours total