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2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog


DEGREE: Bachelor of Arts

MAJOR: English

EMPHASIS: Creative Writing

Departmental Requirements

In addition to meeting the English basic skills requirement, the student majoring in Creative Writing must complete 42 credits in English beyond ENGL 111G satisfying the following requirements.

Nine credits from the following courses:

ENGL 243The Bible as Literature

3 cr.

ENGL 251Survey of American Literature I

3 cr.

ENGL 252Survey of American Literature II

3 cr.

ENGL 262Masterpieces of Western European Literature, Post-Renaissance to Modern Times

3 cr.

ENGL 263History of Argument

3 cr.

ENGL 271Survey of English Literature I

3 cr.

ENGL 272Survey of English Literature II

3 cr.

Students may make 1 or 2 of the following substitutions: HON 229G for ENGL 243; HON 220G, HON 231G, HON 234G, or HON 239G for ENGL 271; HON 220G, HON 234G, or HON 239G for ENGL 261; HON 231G for ENGL 272.

Three credits from the following:

ENGL 310Critical Writing

3 cr.

Three credits from the following:

ENGL 301Theory and Criticism: Rhetoric and Culture

3 cr.

ENGL 302Theory and Criticism: Literature and Culture

3 cr.

ENGL 303Theory and Criticism: Film, Media and Culture

3 cr.

NOTE: These 15 credits should be completed before the student enrolls in 400-level courses.

Six credits in Creative Writing workshops (minimum of two different courses)

ENGL 304Creative Writing: Prose

3 cr.

ENGL 306Creative Writing: Poetry

3 cr.

ENGL 307Creative Writing: Creative Nonfiction

3 cr.

ENGL 308Creative Writing: Playwriting

3 cr.

ENGL 309Screenwriting I

3 cr.

Six credits in advanced Creative Writing Workshops

ENGL 413Advanced Creative Writing: Prose Workshop

3 cr.

ENGL 414Advanced Creative Writing: Poetry Workshop

3 cr.

ENGL 415Advanced Creative Writing: playwriting Workshop

3 cr.

ENGL 480Screenwriting II

3 cr.

Six credits from the following:

ENGL 354Form and Technique in Fiction

3 cr.

ENGL 356Form and Technique in Poetry

3 cr.

ENGL 358Form and Technique in Playwriting

3 cr.

Students must take nine additional credits from English courses numbered 400-499

EMPHASIS: English

Departmental Requirements

In addition to meeting the English basic skills requirement, the student majoring in English must complete 42 credits in English beyond ENGL 111G satisfying the following requirements.

Twelve credits from the following:

ENGL 220GIntroduction to Creative Writing

3 cr.

ENGL 243The Bible as Literature

3 cr.

ENGL 251Survey of American Literature I

3 cr.

ENGL 252Survey of American Literature II

3 cr.

ENGL 262Masterpieces of Western European Literature, Post-Renaissance to Modern Times

3 cr.

ENGL 263History of Argument

3 cr.

ENGL 271Survey of English Literature I

3 cr.

ENGL 272Survey of English Literature II

3 cr.

Students may make 1 or 2 of the following substitutions: HON 229G for ENGL 243; HON 220G, HON 231G, HON 234G, or HON 239G for ENGL 271; HON 220G, 234G, or HON 239G for ENGL 261; HON 231G for ENGL 272

Three credits from the following:

ENGL 310Critical Writing

3 cr.

Three credits from the following:

ENGL 301Theory and Criticism: Rhetoric and Culture

3 cr.

ENGL 302Theory and Criticism: Literature and Culture

3 cr.

ENGL 303Theory and Criticism: Film, Media and Culture

3 cr.

NOTE: These 15 credits should be completed before the student enrolls in 400-level courses.

Six additional credits from English courses numbered 298-399

Students may count 1 or 2 of the following Honors courses towards the requirement of 6 hours of 300-level electives

HON 325VContemporary International Literature

3 cr.

HON 348VComparative Mythology: Myth, Ritual, and the Life Cycle

3 cr.

HON 365VAfrican and Caribbean: Literature and Film

3 cr.

HON 366VThe Gothic Imagination

3 cr.

HON 379VLiterature as Film

3 cr.

Students may not take both ENGL 325V and HON 325V or ENGL 392V and HON 348V.

Three credits from the following:

ENGL 469Advanced Study in American Literature

3 cr.

ENGL 438Literature of the American Renaissance

3 cr.

ENGL 442Modern and Contemporary American Poetry

3 cr.

ENGL 456Ethnic Studies in US Literature and Culture

3 cr.

ENGL 458Latino/a Literature and Culture

3 cr.

One course from the following:

ENGL 405Chaucer

3 cr.

ENGL 407Milton

3 cr.

Three credits from the following:

ENGL 408Shakespeare I

3 cr.

ENGL 409Shakespeare II

3 cr.

Students must take nine additional credits from English courses numbered 400-499

EMPHASIS: Literature, Language, and Culture

Departmental Requirements

In addition to meeting the English basic skills requirement, the student pursuing an emphasis in Literature, Language, and Culture must complete 42 credits in English beyond ENGL 111G satisfying the following requirements:

Twelve credits from the following courses:

ENGL 220GIntroduction to Creative Writing

3 cr.

ENGL 243The Bible as Literature

3 cr.

ENGL 251Survey of American Literature I

3 cr.

ENGL 252Survey of American Literature II

3 cr.

ENGL 262Masterpieces of Western European Literature, Post-Renaissance to Modern Times

3 cr.

ENGL 263History of Argument

3 cr.

ENGL 271Survey of English Literature I

3 cr.

ENGL 272Survey of English Literature II

3 cr.

For students in this emphasis, nine of the twelve credits must come from ENG 251, ENG 252, ENG 271 or ENG 272.

Students may make 1 or 2 of the following substitutions: HON 229G for ENGL 243; HON 220G, HON 231G, HON 234G, or HON 239G for ENGL 271; HON 220G, HON 234G, or 239G for ENGL 261; HON 231G for ENGL 272.

Three credits from the following:

ENGL 310Critical Writing

3 cr.

Three credits from the following:

ENGL 301Theory and Criticism: Rhetoric and Culture

3 cr.

ENGL 302Theory and Criticism: Literature and Culture

3 cr.

ENGL 303Theory and Criticism: Film, Media and Culture

3 cr.

ENGL 302: Recommended; NOTE: These 18 credits should be completed before the student enrolls in 400 level courses.

Six additional credits in courses numbered 298-399

Three of these credits may come from any of the 300-level English department courses.

Three credits from the following:

ENGL 321VModern European Drama

3 cr.

ENGL 323American Drama

3 cr.

ENGL 325VContemporary International Literature

3 cr.

ENGL 326Cultural Identity and Representation Across the Media

3 cr.

ENGL 327VShakespeare around the Globe

3 cr.

ENGL 328VLiterature of Science Fiction and Fantasy

3 cr.

ENGL 329Studies in Drama

3 cr.

ENGL 330VStudies in Poetry

3 cr.

ENGL 335VStudies in the Novel

3 cr.

ENGL 336Studies in Film

3 cr. (3+3P)

ENGL 339VChicana/o Literature

3 cr.

ENGL 341VAmerican Indian Literature

3 cr.

ENGL 349The Short Story

3 cr.

ENGL 363Literature for Children and Young Adults

3 cr.

ENGL 380VWomen Writers

3 cr.

ENGL 392VMythology

3 cr.

ENGL 394VSouthwestern Literature

3 cr.

ENGL 399Special Topics

3 cr.

ENGL 399: with advisor approval

Students may count 1 or 2 of the following honors courses towards the requirement of 6 hours of 300-level electives: HON 325V, HON 348V, HON 365V, HON 366V, HON 376V, HON 379V, and HON 382V. Students may not take both ENGL 325V and HON 325V or ENGL 392V and HON 348V.

Eighteen credits distributed as follows

One course from the following:
ENGL 469Advanced Study in American Literature

3 cr.

ENGL 438Literature of the American Renaissance

3 cr.

ENGL 442Modern and Contemporary American Poetry

3 cr.

ENGL 456Ethnic Studies in US Literature and Culture

3 cr.

ENGL 458Latino/a Literature and Culture

3 cr.

One course from the following:
ENGL 405Chaucer

3 cr.

ENGL 407Milton

3 cr.

Three credits from the following:
ENGL 408Shakespeare I

3 cr.

ENGL 409Shakespeare II

3 cr.

Six additional credits in courses numbered 400-499

Three of these credits may come from any of the 400-level English department courses.

Three credits from the following

ENGL 400Independent Study: Upper Division

1-3 cr.

ENGL 405Chaucer

3 cr.

ENGL 407Milton

3 cr.

ENGL 408Shakespeare I

3 cr.

ENGL 409Shakespeare II

3 cr.

ENGL 417Advanced Study in Critical Theory

3 cr.

ENGL 421Advanced Study in a Literary Period or Movement

3 cr.

ENGL 422Advanced Study in a Literary Form or Genre

3 cr.

ENGL 423Advanced Study in a Major Author

3 cr.

ENGL 424Advanced Study in a Major Text

3 cr.

ENGL 425Advanced Study in Comparative Literature

3 cr.

ENGL 429British Romanticism

3 cr.

ENGL 432Gothic Literature

3 cr.

ENGL 433Victorian Literature

3 cr.

ENGL 438Literature of the American Renaissance

3 cr.

ENGL 442Modern and Contemporary American Poetry

3 cr.

ENGL 444Modern British Fiction

3 cr.

ENGL 445Postmodern Fiction

3 cr.

ENGL 451Practicum in the Grammar of American English

3 cr.

ENGL 452History of the English Language

3 cr.

ENGL 453World Literatures

3 cr.

ENGL 456Ethnic Studies in US Literature and Culture

3 cr.

ENGL 458Latino/a Literature and Culture

3 cr.

ENGL 463Advanced Study in English Literature

3 cr.

ENGL 469Advanced Study in American Literature

3 cr.

ENGL 481Women's Literature

3 cr.

ENGL 486Hollywood Film

3 cr. (3+3P)

ENGL 489Cultural Studies: Literature and Theory

3 cr.

ENGL 493Middle English Textual Cultures

3 cr.

ENGL 400: with advisor approval

EMPHASIS: Rhetoric, Digital Media and Professional Communication

Departmental Requirements

In addition to meeting the English basic skills requirement, the student pursuing an emphasis in Rhetoric, Digital Media, and Professional Communication must complete 42 credits in English beyond ENGL 111G satisfying the following requirements:

Twelve credits from the following:

ENGL 220GIntroduction to Creative Writing

3 cr.

ENGL 243The Bible as Literature

3 cr.

ENGL 251Survey of American Literature I

3 cr.

ENGL 252Survey of American Literature II

3 cr.

ENGL 262Masterpieces of Western European Literature, Post-Renaissance to Modern Times

3 cr.

ENGL 263History of Argument

3 cr.

ENGL 271Survey of English Literature I

3 cr.

ENGL 272Survey of English Literature II

3 cr.

Students may make 1 or 2 of the following substitutions: HON 229G for ENGL 243; HON 220G, HON 231G, HON 234G, or HON 239G for ENGL 271; HON 220G, HON 234G, or HON 239G for ENGL 261; HON 231G for ENGL 272.

Three credits from the following:

ENGL 310Critical Writing

3 cr.

Three credits from the following:

ENGL 301Theory and Criticism: Rhetoric and Culture

3 cr.

ENGL 302Theory and Criticism: Literature and Culture

3 cr.

ENGL 303Theory and Criticism: Film, Media and Culture

3 cr.

ENGL 301 and ENGL 303: Recommended; NOTE: These 18 credits should be completed before the student enrolls in 400 level courses.

Six credits from the following courses in Rhetoric and Composition:

Students must take a total of 12 credit hours at the 400 level or above.

ENGL 418History of Rhetoric

3 cr.

ENGL 419Modern Rhetorical Theory

3 cr.

ENGL 448Advanced Study in Empirical Research

3 cr.

ENGL 449Advanced Study in Writing

3 cr.

ENGL 451Practicum in the Grammar of American English

3 cr.

ENGL 452History of the English Language

3 cr.

ENGL 470Approaches to Composition

3 cr.

Six credits from the following courses in Professional Communication:

Students must take a total of 12 credit hours at the 400 level or above.

ENGL 318GAdvanced Technical and Professional Communication

3 cr.

ENGL 412Writing in the Workplace

3 cr.

ENGL 431Technical Editing

3 cr.

ENGL 449Advanced Study in Writing

3 cr.

ENGL 460Proposal Writing

3 cr.

ENGL 462Interdisciplinary, Client-Based Project Practicum

3 cr.

ENGL 497Internship

3-6 cr.

Six credits from the following courses in Digital Rhetoric and Design:

Students must take a total of 12 credit hours at the 400 level or above.

ENGL 315Writing for the Web

3 cr.

ENGL 326Cultural Identity and Representation Across the Media

3 cr.

ENGL 449Advanced Study in Writing

3 cr.

ENGL 478Document Design

3 cr.

ENGL 427, ENGL 436, and ENGL 437: advisor approval required

Six credits of upper division level, advisor-approved English courses relevant to program of study.