Major Requirements

Any student, freshman or transfer, declaring a major in English, must have at least a 2.00 GPA. Freshmen at the end of the first year and transfer students entering the College should report with transcript(s) to the chair of the English Department before registering for courses.

A student declaring an English major has two options in the selection of courses: Option A is for the student interested in English for graduate school or as a pre professional field. Option B is for the student who wishes to be certified to teach at the secondary level. In addition to the required courses for the options, all English majors must do the following in order to qualify for graduation:

1. Take two years of one modern language (French or Spanish)

2. Pass the department’s Senior Comprehensive Examination

3. Complete a senior paper to qualify for graduation

The English major consists of 33 to 69 semester hours of courses beyond the General Education composition and literature requirements. The number of hours is determined by the option the student chooses within the major. All of the required courses and the English electives must be completed with a grade of “C” or above.

The required courses for all options are ENG 211, ENG 225, ENG 321-322, ENG 331, ENG 434, ENG 435-436, and ENG 440. Electives may be chosen from ENG 212, ENG 311, ENG 319, ENG 347, ENG 423, ENG 433, and ENG 439.

Required Courses for Option A - English

    Class #
Class Name
Credit Hours
   
    ENG 210
Research Methods in English
3
   
     
    ENG 211
African American Literature Survey
3
   
     
    ENG 222
Practical English Grammar
3
   
     
    ENG 225
English Literature Survey
3
   
     
    ENG 250
Phonetics
3
   
     
    ENG 321
Advanced Composition
3
   
     
    ENG 322
Advanced Grammar
3
   
     
    ENG 331
American Literature Survey
3
   
     
    ENG 342
Shakespeare
3
   
     
    ENG 434
Literacy Criticism
3
   
     
    ENG 435
The History of the English Language
3
   
     
    ENG 436
General Linguistics
3
   
     
    ENG 440
Seminar in Literary Topics
3
   
     
     
 
39 Credit Hours
   
     
 
 
   

Required Courses for Option B - English/Secondary Education

    Class #
Class Name
Credit Hours
   
     
    ENG 211
African American Literature Survey
3
   
     
    ENG 222
Practical English Grammar
3
   
     
    ENG 225
English Literature Survey
3
   
     
    ENG 250
Phonetics
3
   
     
    ENG 321
Advanced Composition
3
   
     
    ENG 322
Advanced Grammar
3
   
     
    ENG 331
American Literature Survey
3
   
     
    ENG 335
Methods of Teaching English
3
   
     
    ENG 342
Shakespeare
3
   
     
    ENG 434
Literacy Criticism
3
   
     
    ENG 435
The History of the English Language
3
   
     
    ENG 436
General Linguistics
3
   
     
    ENG 440
Seminar in Literary Topics
3
   
     
     
 
39 Credit Hours
   
     
   

Secondary Education Requirements

     
     
    ENG 214
Educational Psychology
3
   
     
    ENG 217
Introduction to Exceptional Children
3
   
     
    ENG 221
Introduction to Foundations of Education
3
   
     
    ENG 221
Introduction to Foundations of Education
3
   
     
    ENG 312
Reading Instruction, K12
3
   
     
    ENG 335
Methods, Materials, Ed. Tech. In Class
3
   
     
    ENG 336
Tests, Measurements & Evaluation
3
   
     
    ENG 424
-
ENG 436
Student Teaching in Elementary School and Seminar
OR
Student Teaching in Secondary School and Seminar
3
-
3
   
     
       
15 Credit Hours
   
     
Total
54 Credit Hours
   

Required Courses for Option C - English/Creative Writing

    Class #
Class Name
Credit Hours
   
     
    ENG 210
Research Methods in English
3
   
     
    ENG 211
African American Literature Survey
3
   
     
    ENG 222
Introduction to Foundations of Education
3
   
     
    ENG 225
English Literature Survey
3
   
     
    ENG 250
Phonetics
3
   
     
    ENG 321
Advanced Composition
3
   
     
    ENG 322
Advanced Grammar
3
   
     
    ENG 331
American Literature Survey
3
   
     
    ENG 342
Shakespeare
3
   
     
    ENG 434
Literary Criticism
3
   
     
    ENG 435
The History of the English Language
3
   
     
    ENG 436
General Linguistics
3
   
     
    ENG 440 Seminar in Literary Topics
3
   
     
     
 
39 Credit Hours
   

English majors with an emphasis in Creative Writing must also take 18 hours of Creative Writing courses, as follows

     
     
    ENG 200 Introduction to Creative Writing
3
   
     
    -
ENG 301
ENG 302
ENG 303
ENG 304
Choose two of the following Forms classes:
Forms of Fiction
Forms of Poetry
Forms of Creative Non-Fiction
Forms of Dramatic Writing
6 hours
   
     
    -
ENG 401
ENG 402
ENG 403
ENG 404
Choose two of the following Advanced Workshops:
Advanced Fiction Workshop
Advanced Poetry Workshop
Advanced Creative Non-Fiction Workshop
Advanced Dramatic Writing Workshop
6 hours
   
     
    -
-
ENG 410
ENG 411
ENG 412
ENG 413
Choose one of the following Special Interests (a third Forms class or
Advanced Workshop class may count as the Special Interest class):

Novel Writing
Dialogue and Scene
Spoken Word and Performance
Memoir
3 hours
   
     
       
_________
   
     
Total
18 Credit Hours