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Majors and More

English Programs

Bachelor of Arts in English
 

Students may choose the the BA in English or  BA in English with Certification as Secondary School Teacher
 

Minor in English


 The minor in English consists of 18 semester hours of ENGL to include 6 hours selected from:

9 hours in ENGL courses (may include ENGE 519 and a maximum of 3 hours in ENGL 200) and

3 hours in ENGL courses numbered above 499.

6 hours must be above 299.


Minor in Writing

The minor in Writing allows students in all majors to pursue their interests in the craft of written expression, whether in a creative or a professional emphasis.
Students completing the writing minor will earn 18 semester hours and may emphasize either Creative Writing or Professional Writing.  English majors should note that courses counted toward the major cannot be counted toward the minor. 

 Students choosing the Creative Emphasis choose 9-12 hours from:

  • WRIT 200 (3) Writing Topics & Trends
  • WRIT 307 (3) Fiction Writing 
  • WRIT 316 (3) Poetry Writing 
  • WRIT 351 (3) Creative Nonfiction Writing
  • WRIT 503 (3) Creative Writing Theory
  • WRIT 507 (3) Advanced Fiction Writing
  • WRIT 510 (3) Topics in Writing and Rhetoric (if done on an appropriate topic-department chair permission required) 
  • WRIT 511 (3) Topics in Writing & Critical Communication 
  • WRIT 516 (3) Poetry Writing II 

and 6-9 hours from:

  • WRIT 300 (3) Rhetorical Theory 
  • WRIT 350 (3) Intro to Composition Theory and Pedagogy 
  • WRIT 500 (3) The Theory and Practice of Tutoring Writers 
  • WRIT 501 (3) Writing for New Media 
  • WRIT 502 (3) Digital English Studies: Literature, Rhetoric, and Technology 
  • WRIT 510 (3) Topics in Writing and Rhetoric (if done on an appropriate topic-department chair permission required)
  • ENGL 310 (3) Special Types of Literature 
  • ENGL 317 (3) The Short Story 
  • ENGL 320 (3) Recurrent Themes in Literature  
  • ENGL 321 (3) Recurrent Themes in Literature  
  • ENGL 325 (3) Dramatic Literature 
  • ENGL 328 (3) Healing Arts in Medicine 
  • ENGL 501 (3) Modern British Poetry  
  • ENGL 504 (3) Modern American Poetry  
  • ENGL 507 (3) Hist & Dev of Modern English 
  • ENGL 510 (3) Topics in Literature and Language (if done on an appropriate topic-department chair permission required) 
  • ENGL 520 (3) 17th-Century Eng Lit (Excl Milton) 
  • ENGL 530 (3) Grammar in Theory and Practice 
  • ENGL 550 (3) Topics in Critical Reading 
  • ENGE 519 (3) Adolescent Literature

English majors who count hours from the first string toward the Strategic, Creative and Critical Communication requirement of the major will substitute hours from the second string toward the total hours in the minor.

Students choosing the Professional Emphasis choose 6 hours from:

  • ENGL 530 (3) Grammar in Theory and Practice 
  • WRIT 300 (3) Rhetorical Theory 
  • WRIT 366 (3) Technical Communication 
  • WRIT 501 (3) Writing for New Media 
  • WRIT 502 (3) Digital English Studies: Literature, Rhetoric, and Technology 

  and 12 hours from:

  • ENGL 507 (3) History and Development of Modern English 
  • ENGL 530 (3) Grammar in Theory and Practice 
  • ENGL 550 (3) Topics in Critical Reading (if done on an appropriate topic-department chair permission required) 
  • MCOM 226 (3) Multimedia Storytelling & Prod 
  • MCOM 302 (3) International Communication 
  • MCOM 304 (3) Intercultural Communication
  • MCOM 390 (3) Culture of Media Startups
  • WRIT 200 (3) Writing Topics & Trends
  • WRIT 300 (3) Rhetorical Theory
  • WRIT 311 (3) (if done on an appropriate topic-department chair permission required) 
  • WRIT 351 (3) Creative Nonfiction Writing  
  • WRIT 366 (3) Technical Communication
  • WRIT 367 (3) Editing for Professionals 
  • WRIT 431 (1) Academic Internship in Writing 
  • WRIT 432 (2) Academic Internship in Writing 
  • WRIT 433 (3) Academic Internship in Writing 
  • WRIT 465 (3) Preparation of Oral and Written Reports
  • WRIT 500 (3) The Theory and Practice of Tutoring Writers 
  • WRIT 501 (3) Writing for New Media
  • WRIT 502 (3) Digital English Studies: Literature, Rhetoric, and Technology
  • WRIT 510 (3) Topics in Writing and Rhetoric (if done on an appropriate topic-department chair permission required) 
  • WRIT 511 (3) Topics in Writing & Crit Comm (if done on an appropriate topic-department chair permission required) 
  • WRIT 566 (3) Writing for Sciences and Technology 

English majors who count hours from the first string toward the Strategic, Creative and Critical Communication requirement of the major will substitute hours from the second string toward the total hours in the minor.

Master of Arts in English

The Master of Arts in English consists of either 30 semester hours with a thesis or 36 semester hours without one. While our program emphasizes the study of literature, students are able to take courses in creative writing, composition and rhetoric, and linguistics; collateral courses are also available in supporting areas or documents.

   

Visit the Department of English Website

Last Updated: 7/7/20