Degree Requirements

English Major

Undergraduate

Course Requirements - Students entering TU Fall 2010

                                     Students entering TU Fall 2005 To Fall 2010  

                               Students entering TU Fall 1999 to Fall 2005

                                     Students entering TU prior to Fall 1999

 

ENGLISH MAJOR REQUIREMENTS (effective Fall 2010)

English majors must complete 42 credits and each course must be completed with a grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher.

CORE REQUIREMENTS (21 credits)

I. Foundation Courses (12 credits)

                                           ENGL 200   Introduction to Studying English (3)

                                           ENGL 221   British Literature to 1798 (3)

                                           ENGL 222   British Literature since 1798 (3)

                                           ENGL 300   Literary Research and Applied Criticism (3)

[Students are to take ENGL 200 and ENGL 300 prior to taking upper-level courses in the major.]

II. American Literature (3 credits)  One of the following:   

                  

                                           ENGL 230  Main Currents in American Literature (3)

                                           ENGL 231  American Literature to 1865 (3)

                                           ENGL 232  American Literature since 1865 (3)

III. Shakespeare (3 credits)  One of the following:

                                           ENGL 426  Topics in Shakespeare Studies (3)

                                           ENGL 427  Shakespearean Comedies (3)

                                           ENGL 428  Shakespearean Tragedies (3)

[Secondary Education Concentration majors need the approval of their advisors to take ENGL 426.]

IV. Capstone Experience (3 credits)  One of the following in the final year:

                                           ENGL 485    Seminar in English Studies (3)

                                           ENGL 498    English Internship as Capstone (3)

                                           ENGL 499     Honors Thesis (4)

It is strongly recommended that majors fulfill the Gen Ed II.3.C. requirement with an English course, i.e., one of the following: 233, 234, 235, 239, 247, or 253. 

LITERATURE TRACK (21 credits)

I. Linguistics (3 credits)  One of the following:

                                           ENGL 350  Analytical Grammar (3)

                                           ENGL 351  Historical Linguistics (3)

                                           ENGL 352  Structure of the English Language (3)

                                           ENGL 457  History of the English Language to 1500 (3)

                                           ENGL 458  Hist. of the English Language since 1500 (3)

                                           ENGL 459  Old English (3)

                                           ENGL 475 Topics in Linguistics (3)

II. Literary Criticism (3 credits) One of the following:

                                           ENGL 461  History of Literary Criticism (3)

                                           ENGL 462  Modern Literary Theory (3)

                                           ENGL 463  Semiotics (3)

III. Workshop or Studio Courses (3 credits) One of the following:

                                           ENGL 310  Writing Argument (3)

                                           ENGL 313  Academic Essay (3)

                                           ENGL 315  Literary Essay (3)

                                           ENGL 316  Writing about Literature (3)

                                           WMST 333  Women’s Words, Women’s Lives (3)

IV. Literary History (3 units)  One of the following pre-1900 literature courses:

                                          ENGL 321 Medieval British Literature (3)              

                                          ENGL 322 Medieval and Early Modern British Drama (3)

                                          ENGL 323 16th-century British Literature (3)  

                                          ENGL 324 Early 17th-century British Literature (3)

                                          ENGL 325 18th-century British Literature (3)  

                                          ENGL 326 Literature of the British Romantic Period (3)

                                          ENGL 327 The Victorian Age (3)                                    

                                          ENGL 341 History and Literature of the Old Testament (3)

                                          ENGL 380 Voices of Medieval Women (3)             

                                          ENGL 420 Development of the British Novel:18th Century (3)

                                          ENGL 421 Development of the Brit. Novel:19th Century (3)  

                                          ENGL 425 Chaucer (3)                                                      

                                          ENGL 429 Milton(3)                                                                 

                                          ENGL 431 Literature of the American Romantic Period (3)

                                          ENGL 435 Dvlpmnt of the American Novel:19th Century (3)

Depending on specific content, ENGL 469: Studies in One or Two Authors and various “topics” courses (ENGL 426, 471, 472, 473, 476, and 477) may satisfy this requirement, with the approval of the chair.

V. Electives (9 units)

                                         3 units of an upper level literature course, not including ENGL 490

                                         3 units of any upper level ENGL course.

                                         3 units of any ENGL course.

WRITING TRACK (21 credits)

I. Language or Criticism (3 credits)

                                           ENGL 416  Editing

                                           ENGL 350  Analytical Grammar (3)

                                           ENGL 351  Historical Linguistics (3)

                                           ENGL 352  Structure of the English Language (3)

                                           ENGL 457  History of the English Language to 1500(3)

                                           ENGL 458  History of the English Language since 1500 (3)

                                           ENGL 459 Old English (3)

                                           ENGL 461  History of Literary Criticism (3)

                                           ENGL 462  Modern Literary Theory (3)

                                           ENGL 463  Semiotics (3)

                                           ENGL 475  Topics in Linguistics (3)

II. Workshop or Studio Courses (12 credits)

  A. At least one of the following:

                                           ENGL 310  Writing Argument (3)

                                           ENGL 313  Academic Essay (3)

                                           ENGL 315  Literary Essay (3)

                                           ENGL 316  Writing about Literature (3)

                                           WMST 333  Women’s Words, Women’s Lives (3)

   B. Up to three of the following:

                                           ENGL 311  Writing Poetry  (3)

                                           ENGL 312  Writing Fiction (3)

                                           ENGL 317  Writing for Business and Industry (3)

                                           ENGL 318  Advanced Informational Writing (3)

                                           ENGL 411  Advanced Writing Poetry (3)

                                           ENGL 412  Advanced Writing Fiction (3)

                                           ENGL 414 Editing the Literary Magazine I (3)

                                           ENGL 415 Editing the Literary Magazine II (3)

                                           ENGL 417-19 Topics in Writing (3)

III. Electives (6 credits)

These must be 300 or 400 level, and at least 3 credits must be a literature course, not including ENGL 490.  

SECONDARY EDUCATION TRACK (21 credits)

I. Diversity in American Literature (3 credits) One of the following:

                                           ENGL 233 African-American Literature (3)

                                           ENGL 234 Major Writers in African-American Literature (3)

                                           ENGL 235 Ethnic American Literature (3)

                                           ENGL 236 American Indian Literature (3)

                                           ENGL 239 Jewish Literature of the 19th & 20th Centuries (3)

                                           ENGL 471-477 Topics in Literature (when appropriate) (3)

II. Linguistics and Grammar (6 credits)

        A. Grammar:

                                           ENGL 251 Applied Grammar (3)

[Students who place out of this course through departmental examination are to take in its place an upper-division elective in literature.]

        B. One of the following:

                                           ENGL 350 Analytical Grammar (3) 

                                           ENGL 351 Historical Linguistics (3)

                                           ENGL 352 Structure of the English Lang. (3)  

                                           ENGL 457 Hist. of the English Language <1500(3)

                                           ENGL 458 Hist. of English Language >1500 (3)          

                                           ENGL 459 Old English      

                                           ENGL 475 Topics in Linguistics (3)

III. World Literature/Non-Western Literature (3 Credits)

                                            ENGL 243  Intro. to Classical Mythology (3)             

                                            ENGL 244  World Folklore (3)

                                            ENGL 248  Lit. of the Global Experience (3)             

                                            ENGL 342  Folklore and Literature (3)

                                            ENGL 343  Myth and Literature (3)

                                            ENGL 347  World Literature Written in English (3) 

IV. Advanced Writing (3 credits) One of the following:

                                             ENGL 310 Writing Argument (3)

                                             ENGL 313 Academic Essay (3)

                                             ENGL 315  Literary Essay (3)

                                             ENGL 316 Writing about Literature (3)

                                             WMST 333 Women’s Words, Women’s Lives (3)

V. Textual Analysis (3 Credits)

                                             ENGL 463 Semiotics (3)

VI. Electives (3 credits, 300- or 400-level English)                

 

Course Requirements for Students entering TU Fall 2005 to Fall 2010 :

Majors will complete the Core Requirements plus one of the three tracks.

Course Requirements for Students entering TU Fall 1999 to Fall 2005:

Majors will complete the core requirements plus one of the three tracks.

 

Course Requirements for Students entering TU prior to Fall 1999:

Double Major Programs

 

Students who major in one of the other programs of the university but feel a strong interest in language, literature or writing are urged to explore the value of completing a double major with their adviser or with the chair of the Department of English.

 

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