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English

Creative Writing

Suggested Arrangement of Courses

Freshman Year

First SemesterSecond Semester
(4)

ENGL 10600 (First-Year Composition) or 
(3) ENGL 10800 (Accelerated First-Year Composition)*

(3) COM 11400 (Fundamentals of Speech Communication)
(3) Mathematics and Statistics* (3) Individual and Society*
(3) Other Languages* (3) Other Languages*
(3) Western Heritage* (3) United States Tradition*
(3) Elective or minor (3) Elective or minor
(15-16) (15)


Sophomore Year

Third SemesterFourth Semester
(3) ENGL 20500 (Introduction to Creative Writing), Aesthetic Awareness† (3) ENGL Requirement A
(3) 20000-level literature course (prerequisite to major)* (3) Gender Issues*
(3) Natural Sciences* (3) Mathematics and Statistics*
(3) Other Languages* (3) Other Languages*
(3) Elective or minor (2-3) Elective or minor
    (3) Elective or minor
(15)   (17-18)  


Junior Year

Fifth SemesterSixth Semester
(3) ENGL Requirement A (3) ENGL Requirement A
(3) ENGL Requirement B (3) ENGL Requirement B
(3) Global Perspective* (3) Natural Sciences*
(3) Other Cultures* (3) Racial and Ethnic Diversity*
(3) Elective or minor (3) Social Ethics*
(3) Elective or minor    
(18)   (15)  


Senior Year

Seventh SemesterEighth Semester
(3) ENGL Requirement A (3) ENGL Requirement B
(3) ENGL Requirement B (3) ENGL Requirement B
(3) ENGL Requirement B (3) Elective or minor
(3) Elective or minor (3) Elective or minor
(3) Elective or minor (3) Elective or minor
(15)   (15)  

Creative Writing Notes

* See "Core."

† Student must receive a “B-"or higher to proceed with the creative writing major.

ENGL Requirement A. Writing Courses: Select four courses from the following: ENGL 31600 or 31700, 40700, 40900, 50700, 50800, 50900, 58900.

All creative writing courses except ENGL 20500, 31600 and 31700 may be repeated once by creative writing majors for credit; ENGL 58900 may be taken only after two courses in the following list have been completed: ENGL 40700, 40900, 50700, 50800 and 50900. The 40000- and 50000-level courses should be taken in order in any given genre; exceptions are granted by consent of the instructor.

ENGL Requirement B. Literature/Linguistics Courses: Select six courses from Department of English offerings. At least four of your six choices must be at the 30000 level or higher. You are encouraged to take 40000-level courses. As a sixth-semester student or higher, you may elect to take 50000-level courses.

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English †

Suggested Arrangement of Courses

Freshman Year

First SemesterSecond Semester
(4) ENGL 10600 (First-Year Composition)or 
(3) ENGL 10800 (Accelerated First-Year Composition)*
(3) COM 11400 (Fundamentals of Speech Communication)
(3) Mathematics and Statistics* (3) Mathematics and Statistics*
(3) Other Languages* (3) Other Languages*
(3) Western Heritage* (3) Elective or minor
(3) Elective or minor (3) Elective or minor
(15-16) (15)


Sophomore Year

Third SemesterFourth Semester
(3) ENGL/SLHS 22700 (Elements of Linguistics), Individual and Society* (3) ENGL Requirement D (English elective)
(3) ENGL 24000 (Survey of British Literature: From the Beginnings through the Neoclassical Period) or ENGL 35000 (Survey of American Literature from its Beginnings to 1865) (3) Natural Sciences*
(3) ENGL 30100 (Ways of Reading) (3) Other Languages*
(3) Aesthetic Awareness* (3) Elective or minor
(3) Natural Sciences* (3) Elective or minor
(3) Other Languages*    
(18)   (15)  


Junior Year

Fifth SemesterSixth Semester
(3) ENGL 24100 (Survey of British Literature: From the Rise of Romanticism to the Modern Period) or ENGL 35100 (Survey of American Literature from 1865 to the Post-World War II Period), United States Tradition* (3) ENGL Requirement C
(3) ENGL Requirement B (Area Studies) (3) ENGL Requirement D (English elective)
(3) Gender Issues* (3) Other Cultures*
(3) Global Perspective* (3) Social Ethics*
(3) Racial and Ethnic Diversity* (3) Elective or minor
(3) Elective or minor    
(18)   (15)  


Senior Year

Seventh SemesterEighth Semester
(3) ENGL Requirement B (Area Studies) (3) ENGL Requirement B (Area Studies)
(3) ENGL Requirement C (3) ENGL Requirement C
(3) Elective or minor (3) Elective or minor
(3) Elective or minor (3) Elective or minor
(3) Elective or minor (3) Elective or minor
(15)   (15)  

English Notes

* See "Core."

† You are encouraged to take 40000-level courses. As a sixth-semester student or higher, you may elect to take 50000-level courses.

ENGL Requirement B. Area Studies: Select three courses from three different categories that follow.

ENGL Requirement C. Three-part advanced coursework from the areas below.


CATEGORIES

Requirement B

  1. Genre Studies: ENGL 37700, 37900, 38100, 38200, 38300, 38600, 38700.
  2. Race/Gender/Postcolonial Studies: ENGL 25700, 35200, 35400, 35800, 35900, 36000, 36500, 36600.
  3. Literary Periods and Movements: ENGL 33100, 33300, 33500, 33700, 33900, 37000, 37100.
  4. Language Studies: ENGL 32700, 32800, 32900.
  5. Interdisciplinary Approaches to Culture: AAS 27100, 37300; ENGL 34100; JWST 3300; MARS 22000; WOST 28000, 38000.

Requirement C

  1. Major Author: ENGL 41100, 44000, 44100, 44200, 44400.
  2. Special Topics: ENGL 41200, 41300, 41400.
  3. Theoretical/Literature Studies: ENGL 46000, 46200, 46300, 46600, 46800, 46900, 47000 or unselected courses from Requirement C1 and/or C2, or a 50000-level literature course may be substituted.

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English Education

Suggested Arrangement of Courses

Freshman Year

First SemesterSecond Semester
(4) ENGL 10600 (First-Year Composition) or 
(3) ENGL 10800 (Accelerated First-Year Composition)*
(3) COM 11400 (Fundamentals of Speech Communication)*
(3) Mathematics and Statistics* (3) EDCI 27000 (Introduction to Educational Technology and Computing)
(3) Other Languages* (3) Global Perspective*
(3) Western Heritage* (3) Mathematics and Statistics*
(3) Elective (3) Natural Sciences*
    (3) Other Languages*
(15-16) (18)


Sophomore Year

Third SemesterFourth Semester
(3) EDCI 20500 (Exploring Teaching as a Career) (3) EDPS 23500 (Learning and Motivation), Individual and Society — Group A*
(3) EDCI 28500 (Multiculturalism and Education) (3) EDPS 26500 (The Inclusive Classroom) Social Ethics*
(3) ENGL 22700 (Elements of Linguistics), Individual and Society* (3) ENGL 32700 (English Language I: History and Development)
(3) ENGL 24000 (Survey of British Literature: From the Beginnings through the Neoclassical Period) or
ENGL 24100
(Survey of British Literature: From the Rise of Romanticism to the Modern Period)
(3) ENGL Requirement D
(3) ENGL 30100 (Ways of Reading) (3) ENGL Requirement E, Racial and Ethnic Diversity*
(3) Other Languages* (3) Other Languages*
(18)   (18)  


Junior Year

Fifth SemesterSixth Semester
(3) EDST 20000 (History and Philosophy of Education) (3) ENGL 35000 (Survey of American Literature from its Beginnings to 1865) or
ENGL 35100
 (Survey of American Literature from 1865 to the Post-World War II Period)
(3) ENGL 32800 (English Language II: Structure and Meaning) (3) ENGL 39100 (Composition for English Teachers), ENGL Requirement F
(3) ENGL Requirement C (3) ENGL 44200 (Shakespeare)
(3) Gender Issues* (3) ENGL 49200 (Literature in the Secondary Schools)
(3) Natural Sciences* (3) ENGL Requirement C
(3) Elective (3) Other Cultures*
(18)   (18)  


Senior Year

Seventh SemesterEighth Semester
(3) EDCI 42200 (The Teaching of English in Secondary Schools) (2) EDCI 43400 (The Teaching of English in Junior High/Middle School)
(3) ENGL Requirement C (10) EDCI 49800 (Supervised Teaching of English Education)
(3) ENGL Requirement D    
(3) ENGL Requirement F    
(3) Elective    
(15)   (12)  

English Education Notes

* See "Core."

ENGL Requirement C. Three additional courses in literature: one 40000-level course and two courses at the 30000 level or above.

ENGL Requirement D. Two courses from the following: COM 24000, 25000, 25100; ENGL 28600, 38600 or 38700 (choose any film course).

ENGL Requirement E. A three-hour course in minority group literature.

ENGL Requirement F. Two courses in writing or teaching writing: ENGL 39100; and one course from the following: ENGL 20500, 30400, 30600, 39000, 40600, 42000, 42100, 42400, 47000.

English Education students must fulfill GPA and testing requirements.

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Professional Writing

Suggested Arrangement of Courses

Freshman Year

First SemesterSecond Semester
(4) ENGL 10600 (First-Year Composition)or (3) ENGL 10800 (Accelerated First-Year Composition)* (3) COM 11400 (Fundamentals of Speech Communication)*
(3) Global Perspective* (3) 20000-level Literature course*
(3) Mathematics and Statistics* (3) Mathematics and Statistics*
(3) Other Languages* (3) Other Languages*
(3) Elective or minor (3) Western Heritage*
(15-16) (15)


Sophomore Year

Third SemesterFourth Semester
(3) ENGL 20500 (Introduction to Creative Writing), Aesthetic Awareness* (3) ENGL 20300 (Introduction to Research for Professional Writers)
(3) ENGL 22700 (Elements of Linguistics), Individual and Society* (3) ENGL 30600 (Introduction to Professional Writing)
(3) Natural Sciences* (3) Natural Sciences*
(3) Other Languages* (3) Other Languages*
(3) United States Tradition* (3) Elective or minor
    (3) Elective or minor
(15)   (18)  


Junior Year

Fifth SemesterSixth Semester
(3) ENGL 30900 (Computer-Aided Publishing) (3) ENGL Requirement B
(3) ENGL Requirement B (3) ENGL Requirement B
(3) Gender Issues* (3) Other Cultures*
(3) Racial and Ethnic Diversity* (3) Social Ethics*
(3) Elective or minor (3) Elective or minor
(3) Elective or minor    
(18)   (15)  


Senior Year

Seventh SemesterEighth Semester
(3) ENGL Requirement B (3) ENGL Requirement B
(3) ENGL Requirement B (3) Elective or minor
(3) Elective or minor (3) Elective or minor
(3) Elective or minor (3) Elective or minor
(3) Elective or minor (3) Elective or minor
(15)   (15)  

Professional Writing Notes

* See "Core."

Admission to the professional writing major requires a 2.5 GPA in prerequisite courses (ENGL 10600 or 10800, SLHS/ENGL 22700, one 20000-level literature course from the core curriculum) and background courses (ENGL 20300, 20500 and 30600).

ENGL Requirement B Advanced Writing Courses: Select seven courses from either Group 1 (Writing and Publishing) or Group 2 (Technical Writing).

Writing and Publishing: ENGL 30900; either ENGL 45000 or 45100; either ENGL 48800 or 51500; ENGL 40600, 40700, 40900, 50700, 50800 or 50900; ENGL 41900, 42000 or 42100; ENGL 42400, 47000, 48800, 51500; up to two English courses at the 30000 level or higher; up to two Communication courses in writing or journalism at the 30000 level. (Students must take creative writing courses in consecutive order by genre; students taking COM 45100 must take COM 25200 as a preparatory course.)

Technical Writing: ENGL 30900; ENGL 42100 or 42400; and ENGL 51500. Select four of the following: COM 45100 or 45300; ENGL 42100, 42400, 47000 or 48800; up to two English courses at the 30000 level or higher. (Students taking COM 45100 or 45300 must take COM 25200 as a preparatory course.)

Minor: All professional writing majors must have a minor outside the Department of English. The purpose of this minor should be to help establish one's credentials to write in a technical area or specialized subject. Students should consult with their advisors.

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