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English

English Requirements in the General College Curriculum | English
English Pre-Law Track | English Course Listing

Professors: Dr. Vaughan (Chair)

Associate Professors: Dr. Davy, Dr. Peterman, Dr. Rambo, Dr. Tate

Assistant Professors: Dr. Waldron, Dr. Morefield, Ms. Hanemann

Instructors: Mr. Salsbury

Adjunct Faculty: Ms. Davy, Mr. Stewart, Ms. Ramey, Ms. Jefferds, Ms. Wiggins, Ms. Cannady, Ms. M. Stewart

English Requirements in the General College Curriculum
All students must complete ENGL 100-102 (Freshman Composition) and 6 hours of 200-level courses in British or American literature. ENGL 101(or equivalent placement) is a prerequisite for ENGL 102, and ENGL 102 is a prerequisite for all English courses numbered 201 and above. Students may take the 200-level courses in any order and combination, but it is recommended that they be taken in the appropriate sequence. Entering freshmen may exempt ENGL 100 by a verbal SAT score of 450 or better.  ENGL 101 may be exempted with a verbal SAT score of 700 or better and combined with a 3.5 or better in high school English.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree with a Major in English (CIP 23.0101)
The English major is designed to give the student a broad historical perspective of British and American literature. The student majoring in English can be a general English major, or may take additional courses in order either to gain licensure to teach or to complete the Pre-Law Track. The general English major must complete the following:

A.    ENGL 100 (or exemption)
ENGL 101 (either exemption or equivalent placement)
ENGL 102
(i.e. normally 6 hours)  

B.    ENGL 201
ENGL 202
ENGL 203
ENGL 204
(i.e. 12 hours: 6 hours count toward the core requirements and 6 hours count in the English major) 

C.    One of the following:
ENGL 301(Creative Writing)
ENGL 302(Advanced Writing)
ENGL 303 (Advanced Grammar)
ENGL 424 (Rhetoric and Persuasion) 

D.    At least three period surveys of British literature:
ENGL 401(Medieval Literature)
ENGL 403(English Renaissance Literature)
ENGL 404(Eighteenth-Century Literature)
ENGL 405(Romantic Period)
ENGL 406(Victorian Period) 

E.     Either one of the following:
ENGL 407(Nineteenth-Century American Literature)
ENGL 415(History of American Fiction)  

F.    One course in the Twentieth-Century:
ENGL 408(Twentieth-Century Literature)
ENGL 416(Mod./Cont. Fiction)
ENGL 417(Mod./Cont. Poetry)

G.  ENGL 410(Shakespeare)  

H.    Either one of the following:
ENGL 409(Chaucer)
ENGL 411(Milton) 

I.    Two electives from the upper level grammar, writing, or British or American literature courses.

All students majoring in English must complete a minimum of 42 hours in English beyond ENGL 102 with a "C" or better in all English courses. It must be stressed that 42 hours is the minimum and that the English major is encouraged to use electives to broaden his/her experience in literature and writing.

Requirements for Teacher Licensure Track (CIP 13.1305)
The English/Education track differs from the general English major in that ENGL 302 (Advanced Writing) and ENGL 303 (Advanced Grammar) must both be taken to complete the licensure process; these courses may also be used to help satisfy English major requirements (C) and (H). The student also must take the Methods in Teaching course (ENGL 453), although it cannot be applied to the elective requirement (H) for the English major. Students in the English/Education track must also maintain a 2.5 grade-point average in the major courses, including (I), and complete the licensure requirements of the School of Education.

Requirements for English Pre-Law Track (CIP 23.0101/22.0001)
The English Pre-Law Track is a writing-intensive track geared toward preparing the English major for the study of law. In this track some of the core curriculum courses are required or highly recommended, some English requirements are changed, and specific government/history courses are required. These courses can also be used to meet the requirements of the core curriculum.

The core requirements recommended or required are: three of the sophomore level courses rather than the four required for the other two tracks; Latin, Greek, or German (recommended); RELG 224 (required); Math 221(required); HIST 221-222 (required).

The English courses beyond the core courses are:

ENGL 302 (Advanced Writing)
ENGL 303 (Advanced Grammar)
Three courses chosen from 401-6
ENGL 407 (19th Century American Literature) or ENGL 415
(History of American Fiction)
ENGL 408 or ENGL 416 or ENGL 417
ENGL 409 (Chaucer) or ENGL 411 (Milton)
ENGL 410 (Shakespeare)
ENGL 424 (Argument and Persuasion)

The specific government/history courses are:

GOVT 229 (National Government)
GOVT 449 and Government 450 (Constitutional Law I and II)
GOVT 443 or 445 or 446 or 447 (Political Thought)
GOVT 451 (Seminar on Constitutional Law)

Requirements for a Minor in English
The minor in English requires a minimum of 21 hours of English beyond the core requirements. As in case of the major, the student seeking a minor in English must have a "C" or better in all English courses. The student must take English 410 (Shakespeare) and either English 409 (Chaucer) or English 411 (Milton). Five more courses must be selected from the English 300, 400, and 500 level offerings.

English Course Listing (ENGL 000)

100 English Fundamentals (3)
A review course in English fundamentals without the extensive essay writing of English 101.

101 English Freshman Composition I (3)
A course designed to teach the student mechanical and rhetorical skills required for composition at the college level.

102 English Freshman Composition II (3)
A course designed to enhance writing, research, and reading skills directed toward literary analysis. Prerequisite: English 101.

201 British Literature I (3)
A survey of British literature from Beowulf through the Eighteenth Century. Prerequisite: English 102.

202 British Literature II (3)
A survey of British literature from the romantic period through the Twentieth Century. Prerequisite: English 102.

203 American Literature I (3)
A survey of American literature from the colonial period to 1865. Prerequisite: English 102.

204 American Literature II (3)
A survey of American literature from 1865 to the present. Prerequisite: English 102.

205 World Literature I (3)
A survey of world literature, primarily in western culture, to the seventeenth century.

206 World Literature II
A survey of world literature after the seventeenth century.

301 Creative Writing (3)
A course designed to intensify the studentís practice of writing poetry and fiction and, therefore, enhance the critical skills and appreciation of all literature. Open to all students.

302 Advanced Writing (3)
A course designed to improve the studentís writing skills beyond those taught at the lower division level.

303 Modern Grammar (3)
An examination of traditional and modern grammars.

401 Medieval Literature (3)
An exploration of medieval literature prior to 1500 and exclusive of Chaucer.

403 English Renaissance (3)
An analysis of the prose and poetry from the late sixteenth century through 1660. Exclusive of Miltonís poetry and of Shakespeareís dramatic works.

404 Eighteenth-Century Literature (3)
An exploration of the literature from the Restoration through the beginnings of Romanticism.

405 Romantic Poetry and Prose (3)
An examination of the major poets and prose writers and their sources.

406 Victorian Literature (3)
An exploration of the major post-Romantic literature of the nineteenth century and its relationship to the social concerns of the day.

407 Nineteenth-Century American Literature (3)
A probing of major literary examples of the American mind in the Nineteenth Century.

408 Twentieth-Century Literature (3)
A survey of the major writers and movements in British and American literature from World War I through World War II.

409 Chaucer (3)
A study of the poems of Chaucer in their historical and literary contexts.

410 Shakespeare (3)
A study of representative Shakespeare plays, criticism of his plays, Elizabethan theater, and the history of the period.

411 Milton (3)
A study of the representative works of Milton in their historical and literary contexts.

412 The Lyricist (1,2,3 credit hours per semester)
A total of 6 credits to be counted toward the B.A. A course designed to teach students how to judge poetry, how to edit a quality-oriented small magazine, and how to use desk-top publishing methodology. Prerequisite: instructorís approval.

413 English Drama (3)
An examination of English drama from the Medieval period through the present.

414 History of the British Novel (3)
A study of representative novels of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

415 History of the American Novel (3)
A study of the distinctly American qualities of fiction, with emphasis on the novel as it developed between 1800 and 1914.

416 Modern/Contemporary Fiction (3)
A course probing the works of representative prose fiction writers active since World War II, with a primary emphasis on the Americans writers.

417 Modern/Contemporary Poetry (3)
A course probing the works of representative poets since World War II, with a primary emphasis on American writers.

418 Southern American Literature (3)
A survey of representative writers of the South.

419 Seminar (3)
Specialized topics in British literature, art, and society; American literature, art, and society.

420 Independent Study (3)
An independent study based on the studentís interests or need of specific courses.

422 History of Criticism (3)
A study of the literary critics and methodologies from Aristotle to the present day.

424 Argument and Persuasion
An intensive study of the development and presentation of argument in writing.

453 Methods in Teaching English (3)
A course designed to teach how to teach English.

499 Honors Thesis (3)
A specific research project of a writer, era, idea, or work. The Honors Thesis will be done in the senior year and will be viewed as an introduction to graduate work.

 

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