Department of English

Bachelor of Arts - English Composite:
Secondary Education/Creative Writing Emphasis

Degree Requirements - 2012-present

General Education Core (32-33 credits)
University Requirements (3 credits)
Bachelor of Arts Requirement - Foreign Language (16 credits)
1010 Foreign Language 4
1020 Foreign Language 4
2010 Foreign Language 4
2020 Foreign Language 4
English Core Requirements (6 credits)
ENGL 2400 Introduction to Literary Studies 3
ENGL 2600 Introduction to Critical Literature and Theory 3
Required Courses (29 credits)
ENGL 1120 Introduction to Grammar 3
ENGL 2020 Introduction to Creative Writing 3
ENGL 2030 Advanced Grammar 3
ENGL 3010 Intermediate Poetry Writing 3
ENGL 3030 Intermediate Fiction Writing 3
ENGL 3040 Intermediate Creative Nonfiction Writing 3
ENGL 3210 American Literature I 3
ENGL 3900 Methods of Teaching English 3
ENGL 4320 Shakespeare 3
ENGL 4980 Student Teaching 2
English Composite Electives (21 credits minimum)
ENGL 2900 OR 4530 3
ENGL 4010, 4020, OR 4030 3
ENGL 4810 OR 4820 3
Any additional 3000-level English course 3
ENGL 3250 OR 3270 3
Any additional 3000-level survey course 3
Any 4000-level course in literature written by women and/or traditionally underrepresented minorities 3
Secondary Education Licensure (32 credits)
To qualify for a teaching license, students must also complete the sequence of professional education courses listed by the Department of Education.
TOTAL CREDITS = 139-140

Degree Requirements - prior to 2012

Core Required Classes
ENGL 2200
or
ENGL 2240
Introduction to Literature and Culture

Introduction to Poetry
3
ENGL 2600 Introduction to Critical Methods 3
Required Courses
ENGL 2020 Introduction to Creative Writing 3
ENGL 2030 Advanced Grammar 3
ENGL 2900 Methods of Teaching Writing 3
ENGL 3010 Intermediate Poetry Writing 3
ENGL 3030 Intermediate Fiction Writing 3
ENGL 3280 Young Adult Literature 3
ENGL 4900 Methods of Teaching English 2
ENGL 4980 Student Teaching 2
Plus two of the following:
ENGL 4010 Advanced Poetry Writing 3
ENGL 4020 Advanced Fiction Writing 3
ENGL 4030 Creative non-fiction Writing 3
ENGL 4040 Playwriting 3
Plus
At least four 3000-level survey courses, one of which must be in world literature (World Literature: Non-Western or Continental European Literature) and two of which must be in modern literature (American, British, or Continental).
ENGL 4320 Shakespeare 3
One 4000-level course in gender or multicultural literature

To quality for a teaching license, students must complete the sequence of professional education courses listed by the department of secondary education (30 total credit hours). Students must also complete 16 credit hours in one foreign language and 36 hours in general education.

Comment: No course for which a grade lower than a C- is received may be counted for any major or minor emphasis in the department.