WRITING TRACK

21 credits in addition to Core Requirements

I. Thematic approaches, diversity, Western heritage, global perspectives (3 credits)

One of the following:

       ENGL 229 Modern Irish Literature (3) 

       ENGL 230 Main Currents in American Literature (3)

       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 237 Jewish Literature of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries (3)

       ENGL 239 Modern Jewish Literature (3)

       ENGL 240 Classics of the Western Heritage (3)

       ENGL 243 Classical Mythology (3

       ENGL 244 World Folklore (3)

       ENGL 248 Literature of the Global Experience (3)

       ENGL 270 Ideas in Literature (3)

       ENGL 290 Honors Seminar in Literature (3)

       ENGL 336 Post-Colonial Literature

       ENGL 342 Folklore and Literature (3)

       ENGL 343 Myth and Literature (3)

       ENGL 347 World Literature Written in English (3)

       ENGL 363 Film and Literature (3)

       ENGL 370 Special Topics: Literature of Women (3)

       ENGL 371 Women Poets: Themes and Images (3)

       ENGL 372 Women Writers (3)

       ENGL 373-379 Themes in Literature (3)

       ENGL 471-477 Topics in World, British, American, Mufti-Ethnic, and Black

                              American Literature Literature (3)

       ENGL 485-486 Seminar in Literary Studies (3)

II. Major Figure (3 credits)

One of the following:

       ENGL 425 Chaucer (3)

       ENGL 427 Shakespearean Comedy (3)

       ENGL 428 Shakespearean Tragedy (3)

       ENGL 429 Milton and the Humanist Tradition (3)

       ENGL 4XX Special Studies in One or Two Authors (3) (new course)

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

       ENGL 485-486 Seminar in Literary Studies (when appropriate) (3)

III. Linguistics and Literary Criticism (3 credits)

One of the following:

 

       ENGL 350 Comparative Grammar (3)

       ENGL 351 Historical Linguistics (3)

       ENGL 352 Structural Linguistics (3)

       ENGL 353 History of American English (3)

       ENGL 451 History of the English Language (3)

       ENGL 452 Structure of the English Language (3)

       ENGL 461 History of Literary Criticism (3)

       ENGL 462 Modern Literary Theory (3)

       ENGL 463 Semiotics

       ENGL 475 Topics in Linguistics (3)


IV. Writing (9 credits in addition to the 3 credits in expository writing that are part of 

                  the Core Requirements)

 

Students will select one of three areas of enmhasis and take three courses within that area of emphasis:

Creative Writing, Poetry and Fiction

Business, Technical, and Professional Writing

Literary, Critical, and Creative Non-Fiction Writing

 

Note: In consultation with his or her major adviser and with the prior approval of the department chairperson, a student may create or modify an area of emphasis.

ENGL 361/300 may be used to fulfill categories IV or V in the Writing track.

Creative Writing Emphasis (9 credits)

 

       ENGL 311 Writing Poetry (3)

       ENGL 312 Writing Fiction (3)

       ENGL 315 Literary 'Essay (3)

       ENGL 411 Advanced Poetry Writing (3)

       ENGL 412 Advanced Fiction Writing (3)

       ENGL 417-419 Topics in Writing (when appropriate) (3)

 

Business. Technical. and Professional Writing Emphasis (9 credits)

 

       ENGL 310 Writing Argument (3)

       ENGL 313 Academic Essay (3)

       ENGL 317 Writing for Business and Industry (3)

       ENGL 318 Advanced Informational Writing (3)

       ENGL 417-419 Topics in Writing (when appropriate) (3)

       ENGL 411 Organizational Communications (3)

Literary. Critical, and Creative Non-Fiction Writing Emphasis (9 credits)

 

       ENGL 313 Academic Essay (3)

       ENGL 315 Literary Essay (3)

       ENGL 316 Writing about Literature (3)

       ENGL 361 Literary Research and Applied Criticism (3)

       ENGL 417-419 Topics in Writing (when appropriate) (3)

V. Elective (3 credits)

Any course in literature, writing, honors, or practical experience. May include ENGL 490, 497, 498, or 499.

 

REVISED APRIL 28, 1998

APPROVED BY THE CURRICULUM COMMITTEE APRIL 29, 1998

 

 

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