English

The English major strives to develop competence and creativity in the use of the English language and an understanding and appreciation of the humanizing values inherent in literature.
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Majors

The department offers majors in English and writing and minors in English, writing, and teaching English as a second language (TESOL). Students who wish to teach should pursue the adolescent/young adult licensure in integrated language arts.  

English major 

(44 hours)
Literature: (21 hours)
ENG 160 Approaches to Literature (3)
ENG 240 Survey of American Literature (3)
ENG 256 Survey of English Literature 1 (3)
ENG 257 Survey of English Literature 2 (3)
Additional literature courses (200 level or higher)  (9 hours)

Senior research: (5 hours)
ENG 401 Critical Theory (3)
ENG 402 Research Seminar (2)

Writing: (6 hours)

Language: (3 hours)
ENG 252 Introduction to Linguistics (3)
 or ENG 271 English Grammar (3)

Electives: (9 hours)

Information about courses, independent studies and comprehensive examinations is available from the chair of the English and language department.

Writing major 

(39 hours)
The writing major offers various introductory and advanced writing courses. The major is designed to be flexible enough that students can tailor their coursework to their own interests. Additionally, since we believe that one of the best ways to become a great writer is to read great writing, students also take a number of literature courses.

Writing: (17 hours)
6-12 hours from the following:
ENG 202 Creative Writing: Fiction (3)
ENG 203 Creative Writing: Poetry (3)
ENG 205 Creative Writing: Nonfiction (3)
COM 225 Writing for the Media (3)
ENG 207 Professional and Technical Writing (3)

3-9 hours from the following:
ENG 302 Advanced Writing: Fiction (3)
ENG 303 Advanced Writing: Poetry (3)
ENG 305 Advanced Writing: Nonfiction (3)

Literature: (18 hours)
ENG 160 Approaches to Literature (3)
ENG 240 Survey of American Literature (3)
ENG 256 Survey of English Literature 1 (3)
    or  ENG 257 Survey of English Literature 2 (3)
9 additional hours of literature courses (200 level or higher)

Required:
ENG 430 Senior Writing Seminar (2)

Language: (3 hours)
ENG 252 Introduction to Linguistics (3)
   or  ENG 271 English Grammar (3)

Activity credits: (1 hour)
COM 111 Student Newspaper Activity (.5)
ENG 111 Shalith Activity (.5)
ENG 112 Inspiration Point Activity (.5)
ENG 425 Internship (1-3)

Art & Writing major

(63 hours)
The Art & Writing major offers students with interest in both visual and written arts an opportunity to pursue a combined major. Flexibility in course selection allows students to emphasize their particular artistic interests. A senior-level seminar invites students to consider how visual art and creative writing can together feed artistic creativity.

ARt: (33 hours)
ART 202 Design 1 (3)
ART 204 Drawing (3)
        or ART 205 Figure Drawing (3)
ART 207 Design 2 (3)
        or ART 223 Sculpture 1 (3)
        or ART 233 Sculpture 2 (3)
ART 213 Painting (3)
         or ART 214 Watercolor (3)
ART 217 Ceramics 1 (3)
ART 240 Film Photography (3)
          or ART 242 Digital Photography (3)
ART 245 Intro to Graphic Design 
(3)
          or ART 255 Graphic Design 1-Desktop Publishing (3) 
ART/ ENG 390 Independent Study in Art/Writing (1)  
ART 400 Art Now Seminar (1)
ART 405 Portfolio Organization and Review (.5)
(may be art, writing or combination)
ART 410 Senior Exhibition (.5)
(and/or illustrated book and reading)

Choose 2 of the following:
ART 327 Art History 1 (3)
ART 328 Art History 2 (3)
ART 329 Art History 3 (3)                                           

Choose one of the following:                                                                     
ART 225 Printmaking 1 (relief) (3)
ART 226 Printmaking 2 (intaglio) (3)             
ART 227 Printmaking 3 (silkscreen) (3)
ART 228 Printmaking 4 (lithography) (3)

3-9 hours from the following:
ENG 302 Advanced Writing: Fiction (3)
ENG 303 Advanced Writing: Poetry (3)
ENG 305 Advanced Writing: Nonfiction (3) 

Required writing course:
ENG 430 Writing Seminar  (2) 

Literature: (15 hours)
ENG 160 Approaches to Literature (3)
ENG 240 Survey of American Literature (3)
ENG 256 Survey of English Literature 1 (3)
       or ENG 257   Survey of English Literature 2 (3)

6 additional hours of 200+ level literature/theory courses  

Activity credits:                    
(1 hour)
COM 111 Student Newspaper Activity (.5)
ENG 111 Shalith Activity (.5)
ENG 112 Inspiration Point Activity (.5)
ENG 425 Internship (1-3)

 

Minors

English minor 

(18 hours)
The English minor enables a student to explore an interest in literature and topics related to English while majoring in another academic discipline. The minor is made up of the following courses:

ENG 160 Approaches to Literature (3)
One survey of literature course: ENG 240, ENG 256 or ENG 257 (3)
One writing course beyond ENG 120 (3)
English electives (9)

Writing minor 

(18 hours)
The writing minor enables a student to explore an interest in writing while majoring in another academic discipline. The minor is made up of the following courses:

Required:
12 hours chosen from the following, with at least 3 hours at the 300+ level.
ENG 202 Creative Writing: Fiction (3) 
ENG 203 Creative Writing: Poetry (3)
ENG 205 Creative Writing:  Nonfiction (3)
ENG 207 Professional and Technical Writing (3)
ENG 302 Advanced Writing: Fiction (3)
ENG 303 Advanced Writing: Poetry (3)
ENG 305 Advanced Writing: Nonfiction (3)

Electives:
6 hours of English electives, including at least one course in literature at the 200+ level.

ENG 430 Senior Writing Seminar (2) is a recommended additional elective for students who are able to complete 20 hours in the minor.

TESOL minor 

(20 hours)
The TESOL minor prepares students to teach English to speakers of other languages in this country or abroad and for graduate work in TESOL. (This minor is also available as an endorsement to be added to a teaching license.)

Required: (17 hours)
ENG 210 TESOL: Theories and Issues (3)
ENG 220 TESOL: Instructional Methods and Assessment (3)
ENG 252 Introduction to Linguistics (3)
ENG 271 English Grammar (3)
ENG 312 Language Variation (3)
ENG 385 or  EDU 385 TESOL Practicum (2)

Electives: (3 hours)
SOC 225 Race & Ethnicity in American Society: History and Current Realities (3)
SOC 162 Anthropology (3)
one three-semester hour language course

Adolescent/young adult licensure in integrated language arts

(60-64  hours *Fulfills 15 LAS hours)

Students who wish to obtain an Ohio teaching license for adolescent/young adult (7-12) in integrated language arts must complete the following courses, in addition to general education and major requirements:

Required:
ENG 110 or 120 College English* (3)
HUM 221 Humanities 1* (3)
HUM 222 Humanities 2* (3)
PSY 110 Introduction to Psychology* (3)
COM 225 Writing for the Media (3)
EDU 317 Studies in Literature for Adolescents (3)
ENG 160 Approaches to Literature (3)
ENG 240 Survey of American Literature (3)
ENG 243 Studies in American Literature (3)
ENG 256 Survey of English Literature 1 (3)
ENG 257 Survey of English Literature 2 (3)
ENG 367 Shakespeare (3)
ENG 271 English Grammar (3)
ENG 401 Critical Theory (3)
ENG 402 Research Seminar (2)

Choose one: (COM 185 will double-count for Gen Ed Requirement)
COM 185 Public Speaking* (3)
THE 257 Oral Interpretation (3)

Choose one (Writing Practicum or courses to total at least 1 hour):
COM 225 Writing for the Media (3)
COM 111 Student Newspaper (repeatable) (0.5)
ENG 111 Shalith Activity (0.5)
ENG 425 Internship (1-5)

Choose one:
ENG 202 Creative Writing: Fiction (3)
ENG 203 Creative Writing: Poetry (3)
ENG 205 Creative Writing:  Nonfiction (3)

Choose one:
ENG 210 TESOL: Theories and Issues (3)
ENG 220 TESOL: Instructional Methods and Assessment (3)

Choose one Literature of Cultures or one Historical/Theoretical course:
ENG 243 Studies in American Literature (3)
ENG 261 Studies in English Literature (3)
ENG 265 Studies in Modern Literature (3)
ENG 282 Studies in the Novel (3)
ENG 331 English Colloquium (3)

Choose one elective:
ENG 261 Studies in English Literature (3)
ENG 265 Studies in Modern Literature (3)
ENG 282 Studies in the Novel (3)
ENG 321 Studies in Poetry (3)
ENG 331 English Colloquium (3)

Required professional education courses:
EDU 200 Introduction to Teaching in a Diverse Society (3)
EDU 205 Field Experience (1)
EDU 220 Curriculum and Assessment (2)
EDU 303 Computers and Technology in Education (2)
EDU 305 Content Area Literacy/General Methods (3)
EDU 332 Social and Philosophical Issues in Education (3)
EDU 353 Educational Psychology & Instructional Practices (3)
SED 220 The Adolescent: Development and Diversity (2)
SED 389 Current Issues in Special Education (1)
EDU 401 Integrated Language Arts Methods (2)

All of the previously listed professional education courses, plus the completion of all licensure area course work, are prerequisites for clinical practice:
EDU 425 Leadership Seminar (2)
EDU 451 Clinical Practice (Adolescent/Young Adult) (12)

June 2014