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Concentration in English Language Arts: Jan 1, 2010 - Aug 27, 2013 (30 Credits)

Below are the guidelines for the English Language Arts concentration for students who declared the major between January 1, 2010 and August 27, 2013. Students who declared the major between Fall 2001 and December 31, 2009 should follow the Old English Language Arts Guidelines.

This concentration is a 30-credit major that consists of 4 parts:

A.) 12 Credits: Required Literature Courses

B.) 6 Credits: Required Language, Linguistics, and/or Rhetoric Courses

C.) 6 Credits: Required Writing Courses

D.) 6 Credits: Electives

 

A. 12 Credits: Required Literature Courses

1. English 338 Survey of British Literature I: Anglo-Saxon Literature to Romanticism

2. English 305 Children’s Literature

3. English 320 Multi-Ethnic American Literature

4. One course chosen from among the following:

  • English 395 Survey of American Literature, Origins to the Civil War
  • English 396 American Prose, 1871-1914
  • English 397 American Poetry to 1914

B. 6 Credits: Required Language, Linguistics, and/or Rhetoric Courses

1. English 331 Structure of Modern English

2. One course chosen from among the following:

  • English 332 History of the English Language
  • English 333 Topics in Linguistics
  • English 340 History of Rhetoric
  • English 342 Special Topics in Rhetoric

C. 6 Credits: Required Courses in Writing

1. English 301 Theory and Practice of Expository Writing

2. One course chosen from among the following:

  • English 300 Introduction to Creative Writing
  • English 308 Workshop in Non-Fiction I (Prereq: English 300 or 301)
  • English 341 Rhetorical Principles of Expository Writing

D. 6 Credits: Electives

Electives may be chosen from among any of the English Department’s 300- or 400-level courses, including, if the student is eligible, one of the Honors Seminars (ENGL 494). It is strongly recommended that students choose at least one Modern/Contemporary Literature, Language, Linguistics, Rhetoric, or Writing elective course.

Students may take creative writing workshops in Poetry, Fiction, or Non-Fiction once they have passed ENGL 300 with a grade of B or better. English 301, Theory and Practice of Expository Writing may be used as a prerequisite for English 308 only.

With prior approval of an advisor, students may also choose 300- or 400-level courses in linguistics or literature taught in English in another department. Also with the prior approval of an advisor, students may choose one course from among the following Theatre courses: 160 Workshop in Acting; 161 Acting I; 321 Play Analysis; 376 Playwriting I; 377 Playwriting II; and 378 Scriptwriting for Young Audiences: Theatre, Film, and Television. NOTE: Some of the Theatre courses require students to take prerequisite courses in the Theatre department.

 

You can plan your course of study using the current English Language Arts Checklist.

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