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    Professor Claudia Barnett is resident Playwright of Chicago's Stage Left Theatre
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    Students are engaged in Professor Ron Kates' creative writing class
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    Karrick Howard found a good spot to prepare for his Gothic and Horror lit class

English

Do you like to read? Write? Discuss ideas? Talk and/or write about what you read? Would you like to write more clearly and effectively? Become a more sophisticated reader? Refine your skills in researching, analysis and interpretation, and argumentation? An English major practices and strengthens critical thinking and writing as the foundation of lifelong learning. MTSU's program is literature-based and writing-intensive.  As the largest on campus, the department offers a great variety of courses.

From Boys of Summer to Paradise Lost

From Boys of Summer to Paradise Lost

Are you interested in baseball? Or perhaps Milton? MTSU's English Department hosts an annual national Conference on Baseball and Literature and a biennial international Conference on John Milton. Faculty members have organized a Buffy the Vampire Slayer conference, coordinated the Tennessee Williams Scholars' Conference, and hosted the biennial Conference on Modern Critical Approaches to Children's Literature. The Victorians Institute will hold its 2014 conference on the MTSU campus. The department also edits such scholarly journals as Border States, Carmina Philosophiae, Poems & Plays, Intensities: The Journal of Cult Media, and Tennessee Williams Annual Review.

"Stelllll-uhhhh!": Expert on playwright Williams

"Stelllll-uhhhh!": Expert on playwright Williams

English professor Dr. Robert Bray discussed the legacy of Tennessee Williams at a New Orleans event celebrating the playwright's 100th birthday. Bray is founding director of the annual Tennessee Williams Scholars Conference, which has mixed serious scholarship with fun like a Stanley and Stella Shouting Contest from Streetcar Named Desire. Bray has written two books and numerous articles about Williams, plus made a DVD with Criterion Films on Williams' film adaptations. He edits the Tennessee Williams Annual Review and participates each March in the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival.

Degrees in English increase opportunities for success in a constantly changing job market. An emphasis on clear and logical communication prepares students for a wide range of occupations, rather than emphasizing one or two vocational tracks. Students in the program have gone on to such positions as

  • Advertising/public relations executive
  • Content manager
  • Creative writer
  • Director/support staff for non-profit organizations
  • Editor
  • Lawyer (after law school)
  • Librarian
  • Manager
  • Professional/technical writer
  • Public servant
  • Publisher
  • Researcher
  • Reviewer
  • School administrator
  • Software developer
  • Teacher


Employers of MTSU alumni include

  • Aquinas College
  • Belmont University
  • Bryant College
  • C. S. Lewis Foundation
  • Calhoun Community College (Ala.)
  • Chattanooga State Community College
  • Cleveland State Community College
  • College of the Cumberlands (Ky.)
  • Columbia State Community College
  • Covenant College
  • David Lipscomb University
  • Education Networks of America
  • Fisk University
  • Franklin Road Academy
  • Kentucky Christian University
  • Michigan State University
  • Motlow State Community College
  • MTSU
  • Nashville State Community College
  • Rutherford County Schools
  • Tennessee Board of Regents
  • Tennessee State Board of Education / Dept. of Education
  • Tennessee State University
  • Trevecca Nazarene University
  • University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Medical School
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Volunteer State Community College
  • Western Kentucky University
  • Williamson County Schools

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MTSU has five undergraduate major programs in English, all leading to a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree. These include the traditional English major and concentrations in Writing, Cultural Studies, Literary Studies, and Secondary Education Teaching Licensure. 

The department offers a minor in English and coordinates four interdisciplinary minors: Film Studies, Great Books, Jewish and Holocaust Studies, and Writing. 

The English Department participates in several interdisciplinary minors including African American Studies; American Culture; Classical Studies; Early Modern European Studies; Environment and Human Society; Global Studies; Latin American Studies; Linguistics Studies; Media, History, and Culture; Medieval Studies; Middle East Studies; Native American Studies; Russian Studies; Southern Studies; and Twentieth-Century European Studies.

Graduate programs include the Master of Arts (M.A.) degree in English, one of the oldest in the state, and the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in English.
English Cultural Studies Literary Studies WritingTeacher Licensure

An academic map is a suggested four-year schedule of courses based on degree requirements in the undergraduate catalog. This sample schedule serves as a general guideline to help build a full schedule each term. Milestones, courses, and special requirements necessary for timely progress to complete a major are designated to keep you on track to graduate in four years. Missing milestones could delay your program. 

This map based on the 2013-2014 undergraduate catalog is not a substitute for academic advisement - contact your advisor if you have any questions about scheduling or about your degree requirements. Also see the current undergraduate catalog (catalog.mtsu.edu) for a complete list of requirements and electives.Note: Requirements are continually under revision, and there is no guarantee they will not be changed or revoked; contact the department and/or program area for current information. 

You may choose to attend a summer term to reduce your load during fall or spring terms but still stay on track to graduate in four years (see below). NOTE: Learning Support courses will alter the sequences on this map.

English Academic Map

Department of English
Middle Tennessee State University | Murfreesboro


Suggested Fall/Spring and Summer/Fall/Spring Four-Year Schedule

Refer to the scholarships website for information regarding use of the Lottery Scholarship for the summer term.

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FRESHMAN FALL FRESHMAN SPRING
CourseHoursMilestones/Notes CourseHoursMilestones/Notes
ENGL 1010 (Comm)3  ENGL 1020 (Comm)3 
MATH (Math)3  Nat Sci (Rubric 1)4 
HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303  HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303
Foreign language (2000-level)3Requires testing out of FL 1010 and 1020 Foreign language (2000-level)3Requires testing out of FL 1010 and 1020
Hum/FA (Rubric 1)3  COMM 2200 (Comm)3 
SUBTOTAL15  SUBTOTAL16 
SOPHOMORE FALL SOPHOMORE SPRING
ENGL 2020 or 2030 (Hum/FA) 3Prereq for UD ENGL ENGL 30003Prereq for ENGL 3010, 3020, 3030
Soc/Beh Sci (Rubric 1)3  ENGL 3000-level course*3 
Nat Sci (Rubric 2)4  Soc/Beh Sci (Rubric 2)3 
Foreign language or elective3  Foreign language or elective3 
Hum/FA (Rubric 2)3  Minor course or elective3 
SUBTOTAL16  SUBTOTAL15 
JUNIOR FALL JUNIOR SPRING
ENGL 3010, ENGL 3020, or ENGL 30303ENGL 3010 rec. first ENGL 3010, ENGL 3020, or ENGL 30303 
ENGL course*3  ENGL course*3 
ENGL or minor course*3  ENGL course*3 
Minor course or elective3Upper-Division and Intent to Graduate forms due Minor course or elective3 
Minor course or elective3 Minor course or elective3 
SUBTOTAL15  SUBTOTAL15
SENIOR FALL SENIOR SPRING
ENGL 3010, ENGL 3020, or ENGL 30303  ENGL course*3
ENGL course*3  ENGL course*3
ENGL* or minor course3  ENGL* or minor course3
Minor course or elective3  Minor course or elective3
Elective3  ENGL internship or general elective1
SUBTOTAL15  SUBTOTAL13
*NOTE: Must take one course from each of eight areas. Program requirements may be taken in any order except for core courses.

TOTAL HOURS IN PROGRAM: 120

FRESHMAN FALL FRESHMAN SPRING
CourseHours  CourseHours
ENGL 1010 (Comm)3  ENGL 1020 (Comm)3
MATH (Math)3  COMM 2200 (Comm)3
HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303  HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303
Foreign language (2000-level)3  Foreign language (2000-level)3
SUBTOTAL12  SUBTOTAL12
FRESHMAN SUMMER
Hum/FA (Rubric 1)3  Nat Sci (Rubric 1)4
SUBTOTAL3  SUBTOTAL4
SOPHOMORE FALL SOPHOMORE SPRING
ENGL 2020 or 2030 (Hum/FA)3  ENGL 30003
Soc/Beh Sci (Rubric 1)3  ENGL 3000-level elective*3
Nat Sci (Rubric 2)4  Soc/Beh Sci (Rubric 2)3
Foreign language or elective3  Foreign language or elective3
    Hum/FA (Rubric 2)3
SUBTOTAL13  SUBTOTAL15
SOPHOMORE SUMMER
ENGL 3000-level, minor, or elective course3  Hum/FA (Rubric 2)3
SUBTOTAL3  SUBTOTAL3
JUNIOR FALL JUNIOR SPRING
ENGL 3010, ENGL 3020, or ENGL 30303  ENGL 3010, ENGL 3020, or ENGL 30303
ENGL course*3  ENGL course*3
ENGL or minor course*3  ENGL or minor course*3
Minor course or elective3 Minor course or elective3 
SUBTOTAL12  SUBTOTAL12
JUNIOR SUMMER
ENGL* or minor course3  Minor course or elective3
SUBTOTAL3  SUBTOTAL3
SENIOR FALL SENIOR SPRING
ENGL 3010, ENGL 3020, or ENGL 30303  ENGL course*3
ENGL course*3  ENGL course*3
ENGL or minor course*3  ENGL or minor course3
Minor course or elective3  Minor course or elective3
ENGL internship or general elective1    
SUBTOTAL13  SUBTOTAL12
*NOTE: Must take one course from each of eight areas. Program requirements may be taken in any order except for core courses.

TOTAL HOURS IN PROGRAM: 120

Graduation information may be accessed here.



English–Cultural Studies Academic Map

Department of English
Middle Tennessee State University | Murfreesboro


Suggested Fall/Spring and Summer/Fall/Spring Four-Year Schedule

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FRESHMAN FALL FRESHMAN SPRING
CourseHoursMilestones/Notes CourseHoursMilestones/Notes
ENGL 1010 (Comm)3  ENGL 1020 (Comm)3 
MATH (Math)3  Nat Sci (Rubric 1)4 
HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303  HIST 2010, HIST 2010, or HIST 20303
Foreign language (2000-level)3Requires testing out of FL 1010 and 1020 Foreign language (2000-level)3Requires testing out of FL 1010 and 1020
Hum/FA (Rubric 1)3  COMM 2200 (Comm)3 
SUBTOTAL15  SUBTOTAL16 
SOPHOMORE FALL SOPHOMORE SPRING
ENGL 2020 or ENGL 2030 (Hum/FA)3Prereq for UD ENGL ENGL 30003Prereq for ENGL 3010, 3020, 3030
Soc/Beh Sci (Rubric 1)3  ENGL 3000-level course3 
Nat Sci (Rubric 2)4  Soc/Beh Sci (Rubric 2)3 
Foreign language or elective3  Foreign language or elective3 
Hum/FA (Rubric 2)3  Minor course or elective3 
SUBTOTAL16  SUBTOTAL15 
JUNIOR FALL JUNIOR SPRING
ENGL 3010, ENGL 3020, or ENGL 30303ENGL 3010 rec. first ENGL 3010, ENGL 3020, or ENGL 30303 
ENGL 3360, ENGL 3760, or ENGL 38153Cultural Studies req. ENGL course*3 
ENGL* or minor course3  Interdisciplinary Studies course3See dept./advisor
Minor course or elective3Upper-Division and Intent to Graduate forms due Minor course or elective3 
Minor course or elective3 Minor course or elective3 
SUBTOTAL15  SUBTOTAL15
SENIOR FALL SENIOR SPRING
ENGL 3010, ENGL 3020, or ENGL 30303  ENGL course*3
ENGL course*3  ENGL course*3
ENGL* or minor course3  ENGL* or minor course3
Minor course or elective3  Minor course or elective3
Elective3  ENGL internship or PHED course1
      
SUBTOTAL15  SUBTOTAL13
*NOTE: Six English areas must be represented. Program requirements may be taken in any order except for core courses.

TOTAL HOURS IN PROGRAM: 120

FRESHMAN FALL FRESHMAN SPRING
CourseHours  CourseHours
ENGL 1010 (Comm)3  ENGL 1020 (Comm)3
MATH (Math)3  COMM 2200 (Comm)3
HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303  HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303
Foreign language (2000-level)3  Foreign language (2000-level)3
SUBTOTAL12  SUBTOTAL12
FRESHMAN SUMMER
Hum/FA (Rubric 1)3  Nat Sci (Rubric 1)4
SUBTOTAL3  SUBTOTAL4
SOPHOMORE FALL SOPHOMORE SPRING
ENGL 2020 or ENGL 2030 (Hum/FA)3  ENGL 30003
Soc/Beh Sci (Rubric 1)3  ENGL 3000-level course*3
Nat Sci (Rubric 2)4  Soc/Beh Sci (Rubric 2)3
Foreign language or elective3  Foreign language or elective3
SUBTOTAL13  SUBTOTAL12
SOPHOMORE SUMMER
ENGL 3000-level, minor, or elective course3  Hum/FA (Rubric 2)3
SUBTOTAL3  SUBTOTAL3
JUNIOR FALL JUNIOR SPRING
ENGL 3010, ENGL 3020, or ENGL 30303  ENGL 3010, ENGL 3020, or ENGL 30303
ENGL 3360, ENGL 3760, or ENGL 38153  Interdisciplinary Studies course3
ENGL* or minor course3  ENGL* or minor course3
Minor course or elective3 Minor course or elective3 
SUBTOTAL12  SUBTOTAL12
JUNIOR SUMMER
ENGL* or minor course3  Minor course or elective3
SUBTOTAL3  SUBTOTAL3
SENIOR FALL SENIOR SPRING
ENGL 3010, ENGL 3020, or ENGL 30303  ENGL course*3
ENGL course*3  ENGL course*3
ENGL* or minor course3  ENGL or minor course3
Minor course or elective3  Minor course or elective3
ENGL internship or PHED course1  Minor course or elective3
SUBTOTAL13  SUBTOTAL15
*NOTE: Six English areas must be represented. Program requirements may be taken in any order except for core courses.

TOTAL HOURS IN PROGRAM: 120

Graduation information may be accessed here.



English–Literary Studies Academic Map

Department of English
Middle Tennessee State University | Murfreesboro


Suggested Fall/Spring and Summer/Fall/Spring Four-Year Schedule

Refer to the scholarships website for information regarding use of the Lottery Scholarship for the summer term.

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FRESHMAN FALL FRESHMAN SPRING
CourseHoursMilestones/Notes CourseHoursMilestones/Notes
ENGL 1010 (Comm)3  ENGL 1020 (Comm)3 
MATH (Math)3  Nat Sci (Rubric 1)4 
HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303  HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303
Foreign language (2000-level)3Requires testing out of FL 1010 and 1020 Foreign language (2000-level)3Requires testing out of FL 1010 and 1020
Hum/FA (Rubric 1)3  COMM 2200 (Comm)3 
SUBTOTAL15  SUBTOTAL16 
SOPHOMORE FALL SOPHOMORE SPRING
ENGL 2020 or ENGL 2030 (Hum/FA)3Prereq for UD ENGL ENGL 30003Prereq for ENGL 3010, 3020, 3030
Soc/Beh Sci (Rubric 1)3  ENGL 3000-level course*3 
Nat Sci (Rubric 2)4  Soc/Beh Sci (Rubric 2)3 
Foreign language or elective3  Foreign language or elective3 
Hum/FA (Rubric 2)3  Minor course or elective3 
SUBTOTAL16  SUBTOTAL15 
JUNIOR FALL JUNIOR SPRING
ENGL 3010, ENGL 3020, or ENGL 30303ENGL 3010 rec. first ENGL 3010, ENGL 3020, or ENGL 30303 
ENGL major figure3Take anytime prior to graduation ENGL 44103Offered spring only
ENGL course*3  ENGL course*3 
Minor or elective course3Upper-Division and Intent to Graduate forms due Minor or elective course3 
Minor or elective course3 Minor or elective course3 
SUBTOTAL15  SUBTOTAL15
SENIOR FALL SENIOR SPRING
ENGL 3010, ENGL 3020, or ENGL 30303  ENGL 4000-level course 3
ENGL 4000-level course3  ENGL 4000-level course* 3
ENGL* or minor courses3  ENGL* or minor course3
Minor or elective course3  Minor course or elective3
Elective3  ENGL internship or PHED course1
SUBTOTAL15  SUBTOTAL13
*NOTE: Six English areas must be represented. Program requirements may be taken in any order except for core courses.

TOTAL HOURS IN PROGRAM: 120

FRESHMAN FALL FRESHMAN SPRING
CourseHours  CourseHours
ENGL 1010 (Comm)3  ENGL 1020 (Comm)3
MATH (Math)3  COMM 2200 (Comm)3
HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303  HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303
Foreign language (2000-level)3  Foreign language (2000-level)3
SUBTOTAL12  SUBTOTAL12
FRESHMAN SUMMER
Hum/FA (Rubric 1)3  Nat Sci (Rubric 1)4
SUBTOTAL3  SUBTOTAL4
SOPHOMORE FALL SOPHOMORE SPRING
ENGL 2020 or ENGL 2030 (Hum/FA)3  ENGL 30003
Soc/Beh Sci (Rubric 1)3  ENGL 3000-level elective*3
Nat Sci (Rubric 2)4  Soc/Beh Sci (Rubric 2)3
Foreign language or elective3  Foreign language or elective3
SUBTOTAL13  SUBTOTAL12
SOPHOMORE SUMMER
ENGL 3000-level, minor, or elective course3  Hum/FA (Rubric 2)3
SUBTOTAL3  SUBTOTAL3
JUNIOR FALL JUNIOR SPRING
ENGL 3010, ENGL 3020, or ENGL 30303  ENGL 3010, ENGL 3020, or ENGL 30303
ENGL major figure3  ENGL 44103
ENGL course*3  ENGL* or minor course3
Minor or elective course3 Minor or elective course3 
SUBTOTAL12  SUBTOTAL12
JUNIOR SUMMER
ENGL* or minor course3  Minor or elective course3
SUBTOTAL3  SUBTOTAL3
SENIOR FALL SENIOR SPRING
ENGL 3010, ENGL 3020, or ENGL 30303  ENGL 4000-level course*3
ENGL 4000-level course*3  ENGL 4000-level course*3
ENGL* or minor course3  ENGL* or minor course3
Minor or elective course3  Minor or elective course3
ENGL internship or PHED course1  ENGL or minor course3
SUBTOTAL13  SUBTOTAL15
*NOTE: Six English areas must be represented. Program requirements may be taken in any order except for core courses.

TOTAL HOURS IN PROGRAM: 120

Graduation information may be accessed here.



English–Writing Academic Map

Department of English
Middle Tennessee State University | Murfreesboro


Suggested Fall/Spring and Summer/Fall/Spring Four-Year Schedule

Refer to the scholarships website for information regarding use of the Lottery Scholarship for the summer term.

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FRESHMAN FALL FRESHMAN SPRING
CourseHoursMilestones/Notes CourseHoursMilestones/Notes
ENGL 1010 (Comm)3  ENGL 1020 (Comm)3 
MATH (Math)3  Nat Sci (Rubric 1)4 
HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303  HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303
Foreign language (2000-level)3Requires testing out of FL 1010 and 1020 Foreign language (2000-level)3Requires testing out of FL 1010 and 1020
Hum/FA (Rubric 1)3  COMM 2200 (Comm)3 
SUBTOTAL15  SUBTOTAL16 
SOPHOMORE FALL SOPHOMORE SPRING
ENGL 2020 or ENGL 2030 (Hum/FA)3Prereq for UD ENGL ENGL 30003Prereq for ENGL 3010, 3020, 3030
Soc/Beh Sci (Rubric 1)3  ENGL 3000-level course*3 
Nat Sci (Rubric 2)4  Soc/Beh Sci (Rubric 2)3 
Foreign language or elective3  Foreign language or elective3 
Hum/FA (Rubric 2)3  Minor course or elective3 
SUBTOTAL16  SUBTOTAL15 
JUNIOR FALL JUNIOR SPRING
ENGL 3010, ENGL 3020, or ENGL 30303ENGL 3010 rec. first ENGL 3010, ENGL 3020, or ENGL 30303 
ENGL 3570, 4510, 4520, 4530, or 45703Grammar ENGL course3Genre or 3600/4600 course
ENGL course3Area 1, 2, 3, 6, or 7 ENGL course3Area 1,2,3,6, or 7
Minor course or elective3Upper-Division and Intent to Graduate forms due Minor course or elective3 
Minor course or elective3 Minor course or elective3 
SUBTOTAL15  SUBTOTAL15
SENIOR FALL SENIOR SPRING
ENGL 3010, ENGL 3020, or ENGL 30303  ENGL course3
ENGL course3  ENGL course3
ENGL or minor course3  ENGL or minor course3
Minor course or elective3  Minor course or elective3
Elective3  ENGL internship or PHED course1
SUBTOTAL15  SUBTOTAL13
*NOTE: Program requirements may be taken in any order except for core courses.

TOTAL HOURS IN PROGRAM: 120

FRESHMAN FALL FRESHMAN SPRING
CourseHours  CourseHours
ENGL 1010 (Comm)3  ENGL 1020 (Comm)3
MATH (Math)3  COMM 2200 (Comm)3
HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303  HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303
Foreign language (2000-level)3  Foreign language (2000-level)3
SUBTOTAL12  SUBTOTAL12
FRESHMAN SUMMER
Hum/FA (Rubric 1)3  Nat Sci (Rubric 1)4
SUBTOTAL3  SUBTOTAL4
SOPHOMORE FALL SOPHOMORE SPRING
ENGL 2020 or ENGL 2030 (Hum/FA)3  ENGL 3000 3
Soc/Beh Sci (Rubric 1)3  ENGL 3000-level course*3
Nat Sci (Rubric 2)4  Soc/Beh Sci (Rubric 2)3
Foreign language or elective3  Foreign language or elective3
SUBTOTAL13  SUBTOTAL12
SOPHOMORE SUMMER
ENGL 3000-level, minor, or elective course 3  Hum/FA (Rubric 2)3
SUBTOTAL3  SUBTOTAL3
JUNIOR FALL JUNIOR SPRING
ENGL 3010, ENGL 3020, or ENGL 30303  ENGL 3010, ENGL 3020, or ENGL 30303
ENGL 3570, 4510, 4520, 4530, or 45703  ENGL course3
ENGL course3  ENGL course3
Minor course or elective3  Minor course or elective3
SUBTOTAL12 SUBTOTAL12 
JUNIOR SUMMER
ENGL or minor course3  Minor course or elective3
SUBTOTAL3  SUBTOTAL3
SENIOR FALL SENIOR SPRING
ENGL 3010, ENGL 3020, or ENGL 30303  ENGL course3
ENGL course3  ENGL course3
ENGL or minor course3  ENGL or minor course3
ENGL internship or PHED course1  ENGL course3
Minor course or elective3  Elective3
SUBTOTAL13  SUBTOTAL15
*NOTE: Program requirements may be taken in any order except for core courses.

TOTAL HOURS IN PROGRAM: 120

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FRESHMAN FALL FRESHMAN SPRING
CourseHoursMilestones/Notes CourseHoursMilestones/Notes
ENGL 1010 (Comm)3  ENGL 1020 (Comm)3 
MATH (Math)3  Nat Sci (Rubric 1)4 
HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303  HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303
Foreign language (2000-level)3Requires testing out of FL 1010 and 1020 Foreign language (2000-level)3Requires testing out of FL 1010 and 1020
Hum/FA (Rubric 1)3  COMM 2200 (Comm)3 
SUBTOTAL15  SUBTOTAL16 
SOPHOMORE FALL SOPHOMORE SPRING
ENGL 2020 or ENGL 2030 (Hum/FA)3  ENGL 30003 
Soc/Beh Sci (Rubric 1)3  ENGL 35103May be taken later
Nat Sci (Rubric 2)4  ENGL 3000-level elective* 3(multicultural or Euro.)
Hum/FA (Rubric 2)3  Soc/Beh Sci (Rubric 2)3 
Minor course3  YOED 2500 or minor course3Adm. to licensure req.
SUBTOTAL16  SUBTOTAL15 
JUNIOR FALL JUNIOR SPRING
ENGL 30103  ENGL 30203 
ENGL (Shakespeare)3Rec. with ENGL 3010 ENGL 30303Core completed
ENGL course* 3(multicultural or Euro.) ENGL 3745*3 
YOED 2500 or YOED 30003Adm. to licensure req. YOED 3000 or minor course3Prereq: YOED 2500 and YOED 3000
Minor course3Upper-Division and Intent to Graduate forms due YOED 33003Prereq: YOED 2500
Minor course3 Minor course3 
SUBTOTAL18  SUBTOTAL18
SENIOR FALL SENIOR SPRING
ENGL 45003  YOED 440012
ENGL guided elective*2  
YOED 40309  
SUBTOTAL14  SUBTOTAL12
*NOTE: Program requirements may be taken in any order except for core courses and ENGL 4500.

TOTAL HOURS IN PROGRAM: 124 (15-hour minor)

FRESHMAN FALL FRESHMAN SPRING
CourseHours  CourseHours
ENGL 1010 (Comm)3  ENGL 1020 (Comm)3
MATH (Math)3  COMM 2200 (Comm)3
HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303  HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303
Foreign language (2000-level)3  Foreign language (2000-level)3
SUBTOTAL12  SUBTOTAL12
SOPHOMORE SUMMER
Nat Sci (Rubric 1)4  Hum/FA (Rubric 1)3
SUBTOTAL4  SUBTOTAL3
SOPHOMORE FALL SOPHOMORE SPRING
ENGL 2020 or ENGL 2030 (Hum/FA)3  ENGL 30003
ENGL 3510 or minor course3  ENGL 3510 or multicultural3
Hum/FA (Rubric 2)3  Nat Sci (Rubric 2)4
Soc/Beh Sci (Rubric 1)3  Minor course3
SUBTOTAL12  SUBTOTAL13
JUNIOR SUMMER
ENGL course3  YOED 25003
Soc/Beh Sci (Rubric 2)3  Minor or ENGL course3
SUBTOTAL6  SUBTOTAL6
JUNIOR FALL JUNIOR SPRING
ENGL 3010 or ENGL 30303  ENGL 3010, 3020, or 30303
ENGL (Shakespeare)3  ENGL 37453
Minor course3  Minor course3
YOED 30003 YOED 33003 
SUBTOTAL12  SUBTOTAL12
SENIOR SUMMER
ENGL 3020 or ENGL 30303  Minor course3
SUBTOTAL3  SUBTOTAL3
SENIOR FALL SENIOR SPRING
ENGL 45003  YOED 440012
ENGL guided elective*2–3    
YOED 40309    
      
SUBTOTAL14–15  SUBTOTAL12
*NOTE: Program requirements may be taken in any order except for core courses and ENGL 4500.

TOTAL HOURS IN PROGRAM: 124 (15-hour minor)

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English

ENGL 1008 - Writing for English as Second Language (ESL) Students
3 credit hours
Open only to students whose native language is not English. Prerequisite to General Education English courses for ESL students who do not perform satisfactorily on diagnostic test given by the department. Introduces the ESL student to the process of English composition. Three lecture hours and two one-half hour lab sessions. Does not fulfill General Education English requirement. Grade of C- is required to earn credit.  

ENGL 1009 - Introduction to University Writing
3 credit hours
An introduction to the practices of university writing. Required for students whose writing assessment indicates placement. Emphasis on developing rhetorical knowledge; critical thinking, reading, and writing skills; understanding of the processes of writing; and knowledge of conventions. Does not fulfill General Education English requirements.

ENGL 1010 - Expository Writing
3 credit hours
The first General Education English course. Emphasis on learning to adapt composing processes to a variety of expository and analytic writing assignments. Minimum grade of C- required for credit.

ENGL 1020 - Research and Argumentative Writing
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: ENGL 1010. The second General Education English course. Emphasis on analytic and argumentative writing and on locating, organizing, and using library resource materials in the writing. Minimum grade of C- required for credit.

ENGL 2020 - Themes in Literature and Culture
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 and ENGL 1020. Traces a specific theme or idea through a number of literary texts that reflect different historical and cultural contexts. Subject will vary.

ENGL 2030 - The Experience of Literature
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 and ENGL 1020. The reading of a variety of literary types which illuminate themes and experiences common to human existence.

ENGL 2550 - Introduction to Peer Tutoring in Writing: Theory and Me
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: B or better in ENGL 1020 or permission of the instructor. Techniques of tutoring with a variety of writers and genres and the theoretical and practical components of writing center work with a focus on how collaboration, composition, and learning theories and methods can be applied to tutoring in college as well as high school and middle school settings.

ENGL 2580 - Teaching Internship
1 credit hour
Prerequisites: Permission of the internship director and completion of twelve (12) hours of academic coursework, including ENGL 1010. A special elective course in which the student, under the supervision of an English Department faculty member and a partnering teacher in a community school, serves as an intern in a secondary school classroom. Students may not use this course to satisfy English major or minor requirements.  

ENGL 3000 - Introduction to Literary Studies
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: Completion of 1000- and 2000-level English requirements with a grade of C- or better. An introduction to the study of literature. Focus on strategies for sophisticated reading, literary genres, literary criticism and research. Required for English majors and minors.

ENGL 3010 - British Literature I: Beginnings to the Restoration
3 credit hours
Open only to English majors. Prerequisite: ENGL 3000 with a grade of C- or better. Building on knowledge acquired in ENGL 3000, applies the procedures and practices of literary study to the study of British literature from its beginnings to the restoration. Emphasis on the literary tradition, genres, major figures, and relevant critical and theoretical approaches. Required for English majors.

ENGL 3020 - British Literature II: Restoration to the Present
3 credit hours
Open only to English majors. Prerequisite: ENGL 3000 with a grade of C- or better. Building on knowledge acquired in ENGL 3000, applies the procedures and practices of literary study to the study of British literature from the Restoration to the present. Emphasis on literary tradition, genres, major figures, and relevant critical and theoretical approaches. Required for English majors.

ENGL 3030 - American Literature: Colonial Era to the Present
3 credit hours
Open only to English majors. Prerequisite: ENGL 3000 with a grade of C- or better. Building on knowledge acquired in ENGL 3000, applies the procedures and practices of literary study to the study of American literature from colonial times to the present. Emphasis on the literary tradition, genres, major figures, and relevant critical and theoretical approaches. Required for English majors.

ENGL 3110 - English Literature: The Medieval Period
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: Completion of 1000- and 2000-level English requirements with a grade of C- or better. A reading of selected works from Old English literature, especially Beowulf, and Middle English literature, with emphasis on Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and Malory's Le Morte d'Arthur and medieval drama.

ENGL 3120 - English Literature: The Sixteenth Century
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: Completion of 1000- and 2000-level English requirements with a grade of C- or better. Readings in the major authors (More, Sidney, Spenser, Shakespeare, Jonson, Donne) and genres (prose fiction, romance, epic, sonnet, lyric). Effects of cultural, political, and religious influences on the literature.

ENGL 3130 - English Literature: The Seventeenth Century
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: Completion of 1000- and 2000-level English requirements with a grade of C- or better. Readings in the major authors (Bacon, Jonson, Donne, Herbert, Herrick, Marvell, Crashaw, Vaughan, Milton) and genres (essay, epic, lyric, sermon). Effects of cultural, political, and religious influences on the literature.

ENGL 3135 - Introduction to Shakespeare
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: Completion of 1000- and 2000- level English requirements with a grade of C- or better. Focuses on Shakespeare's major plays which will be considered both as products of their author's time and as enduring cultural artifacts. Special attention will be given to Shakespeare's development as a dramatist and to his depiction of character, theme, and imagery.

ENGL 3160 - English Drama: 1475-1642 (excluding Shakespeare)
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: ENGL 2020, ENGL 2030, AAS 2020, or HUM 2610. Plays written by Shakespeare's predecessors, contemporaries, and immediate successors.

ENGL 3210 - English Literature: Restoration and Eighteenth Century
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: Completion of 1000- and 2000-level English requirements with a grade of C- or better. Emphasizing writings which reflected or influenced historical and literary developments 1660-1800.

ENGL 3220 - English Literature: 1790-1850
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: Completion of 1000- and 2000-level English requirements with a grade of C- or better. A definition of English Romanticism and a study of works--mainly poems--by Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley, and Keats.

ENGL 3230 - English Literature: The Victorian Period
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: Completion of 1000- and 2000-level English requirements with a grade of C- or better. The literature of England, 1830-1900. Emphasis on poetry and the novel.

ENGL 3300 - Native American Literature
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: Completion of 1000- and 2000-level English requirements with a grade of C- or better. Introduces oral and written literature of native America in its cultural, historical, and aesthetic contexts, with special emphasis on fiction, poetry, and autobiography.

ENGL 3305 - Early American Literature
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: Completion of 1000- and 2000-level English requirements with a grade of C- or better. A survey of American literature from the first European encounters with the New World to the beginning of the nineteenth century.

ENGL 3310 - Nineteenth-Century American Literature
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: Completion of 1000- and 2000-level English requirements with a grade of C- or better. Survey of American literature from Washington Irving to Henry James. Concentration on Romanticism, Realism, Naturalism, Pragmatism. Selected novels.

ENGL 3320 - Twentieth-Century American Literature
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: Completion of 1000- and 2000-level English requirements with a grade of C- or better. Survey of American literature from Theodore Dreiser to the present. Concentration on major authors. Selected novels.

ENGL 3330 - Southern Literature
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: Completion of 1000- and 2000-level English requirements with a grade of C- or better. Early and modern Southern writers. Emphasis on the period 1920-present.

ENGL 3340 - African American Literature
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: Completion of 1000- and 2000-level English requirements with a grade of C- or better. Defines and traces the development and transformations of the African American literary tradition. Emphasis on analysis of historical, literary, philosophical, and cultural contexts.

ENGL 3350 - The American Short Story in Context
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: Completion of 1000- and 2000-level English requirements with a grade of C- or better. Traces development of the short story from Poe and Irving to the experimental writers of the 1970s. Intensive reading of American writers with some exposure to British and continental authors. Critical essays on short story form.

ENGL 3360 - Multicultural Literature of the United States
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: Completion of 1000- and 2000-level English requirements with a grade of C- or better. Writers, genres, and criticism in Native American, African American, Hispanic American, and Asian American literatures.

ENGL 3365 - Hispanic Writers in American Literature
3 credit hours
(Same as HUM 3365.) Acquaints students with the literary works of Hispanic Americans writing in English. Emphasis on analysis of the intersection of cultures and traditions and the formation of Hispanic American identity.

ENGL 3370 - Modern American Poetry
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: Completion of 1000- and 2000-level English requirements with a grade of C- or better. A survey of the lives, times, and works of the major American poets since 1860: Whitman, Dickinson, Frost, Stevens, Williams, Pound, Moore, Eliot, Crane, Hughes, Bishop, Lowell, Plath.

ENGL 3400 - European Literature to 1400
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: Completion of 1000- and 2000-level English requirements with a grade of C- or better. Selections from Greek and Roman literature and Dante; emphasis on epic, drama, mythology; comparison of values commended by our literary ancestors.

ENGL 3410 - Classical Mythology
3 credit hours
Prerequisite of 1000- and 2000-level English requirements with a grade of C- or better. Survey of the major myths and legends of the classical world with an emphasis on Greek mythology.

ENGL 3420 - European Literature: 1400-1800
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: Completion of 1000- and 2000-level English requirements with a grade of C- or better. Survey of continental literature (in translation) of the Renaissance, Neoclassical, and Enlightenment periods. Emphasis on Rabelais, Cervantes, Moliere, and Voltaire.

ENGL 3430 - Modern European Literature
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: Completion of 1000- and 2000-level English requirements with a grade of C- or better. Survey of continental literature (in translation) from 1800 to the present, including Goethe, Flaubert, Tolstoy, Ibsen, and Mann.

ENGL 3440 - The Bible as Literature
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: Completion of 1000- and 2000-level English requirements with a grade of C- or better. Origin and nature of the Bible; cultural and historical backgrounds, influence on English language and literature; history of texts and canon; major religious and philosophical concepts and literary features.

ENGL 3450 - Studies in Narrative
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: Completion of 1000- and 2000-level  English requirements with a grade of C- or better. Examines the chronological and/or thematic development of at least two different types of narrative, representing at least two different continents.

ENGL 3470 - Satire
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: Completion of 1000- and 2000-level English requirements with a grade of C- or better. The theory and practice of satire in a broad cultural and historical context. Different instructors will emphasize different periods or traditions.

ENGL 3510 - English Grammar and Usage for Educators
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: Completion of 1000- and 2000-level English requirements with a grade of C- or better. Introduction to English grammar and usage, English varieties, and grammatical analysis. Fulfills the grammar and usage requirement for English majors seeking teacher licensure.  

ENGL 3570 - Introduction to Linguistics
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: Completion of 1000- and 2000-level English requirements with a grade of C- or better. Anatomy of sound production, levels of structure in language: phonological (sound), morphological (meaningful segments), syntactic (interrelation of words in a sentence). Various meanings of language.

ENGL 3580 - Teaching Internship
1 credit hour
Prerequisites: Completion of 1000- and 2000-level English requirements with a grade of C- or better; admission to teacher education and permission of internship director. Students, under supervision of English Department faculty members and partnering teachers in community schools, serve as interns in secondary school classrooms. May not be used to satisfy English minor requirements. May not be repeated for major credit. Pass/Fail grading.

ENGL 3605 - Applied Writing
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: Completion of 1000- and 2000-level English requirements with a grade of C- or better. Develops reading and writing strategies for examining individual writing processes and solving writing problems posed in university studies across the disciplines: essays, reports, reviews, analyses, memos, proposals. May not be used toward the English major, English minor, or Writing minor.

ENGL 3620 - Professional Writing
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: Completion of ENGL 1020 or ENGL 3605 with a B or better. A specialized composition course for students planning to enter the professional workplace, including industry, science, and government. Collaborative practice in the discourse and conventions of professional and technical writing: employment packages, memoranda, instructions, proposals, and reports.

ENGL 3630 - Essay Writing Workshop
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: ENGL 1020 or ENGL 3605 with a B or better. Through a process-based workshop approach students will be provided the opportunity to improve their ability to write essays for different purposes. Explores the cross-disciplinary nature of essay writing as it engages students in practical exercises in written communication.

ENGL 3645 - Fiction Writing
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: Completion of 1000- and 2000-level English requirements with a grade of C- or better and permission of instructor. A specialized seminar in which students study and create works of fiction.

ENGL 3655 - Poetry Writing
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: Completion of 1000- and 2000-level English requirements with a grade of C- or better and permission of instructor. A specialized seminar in which students study and create poetry.

ENGL 3665 - Play Writing
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: Completion of 1000- and 2000-level English requirements with a grade of C- or better and permission of instructor. A specialized writing course focusing on the appreciation and realization of the dramatic form.

ENGL 3690 - Individualized Writing Project
1 credit hour
Prerequisites: Completion of 1000- and 2000-level English requirements with a grade of C- or better and permission of instructor. A small-group writing tutorial which allows work on a major writing project from any major or field of interest. Does not count for the English major or minor without advisor approval. Pass/Fail depending on attendance, participation, and progress. May be repeated twice for a total of three (3) credits.

ENGL 3720 - Early Women Writers
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: Completion of 1000- and 2000-level English requirements with a grade of C- or better. An introduction to British/American/world literature by women through the eighteenth century.

ENGL 3725 - Nineteenth-Century Women Writers
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: Completion of 1000- and 2000-level English requirements with a grade of C- or better. Examines works by British and American writers in the context of a female literary tradition. Writers studied may include Jane Austen, Mary Shelley, Emily Brontë, Charlotte Brontë, George Eliot, Christina Rossetti, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, and Emily Dickinson.

ENGL 3730 - Twentieth-Century Women Writers
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: Completion of 1000- and 2000-level English requirements with a grade of C- or better. Literature of major women writers of the period. Divided by genre and primarily includes the fiction, poetry, and drama of British and American women.

ENGL 3735 - Black Women as Writers
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: Completion of 1000- and 2000-level English requirements with a grade of C- or better. A survey of black women's literary expressions and the historical and sociocultural factors that shape these women's artistic sensibilities and thematic concerns. Emphasis will be given to U.S. women writers.

ENGL 3740 - Children's Literature
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: Completion of 1000- and 2000-level English requirements with a grade of C- or better. A survey of literature for children based on wide reading in the field.

ENGL 3745 - Literature for Adolescents
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: Completion of 1000- and 2000-level English requirements with a grade of C- or better. Surveys literature for adolescents, historical and contemporary; analysis of contemporary issues in the field. Required for English majors seeking teacher licensure.

ENGL 3755 - Folk/Fairy Tales, Legends, Myths, Ancient Stories
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: Completion of 1000- and 2000-level English requirements with a grade of C- or better. Introduces folk/fairy tales, myths, epics, legends, and verse from a variety of languages, cultures, ethnic groups, and historical periods.

ENGL 3760 - Introduction to Folklore
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: Completion of 1000- and 2000-level English requirements with a grade of C-  or better. Traditional lore and culture (literature, ballads, beliefs, materials) with primary attention to the American scene.

ENGL 3810 - British Popular Culture
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: Completion of 1000- and 2000-level English requirements with a grade of C- or better. A cultural survey of Great Britain since 1945, including history, music, film, and literature.

ENGL 3815 - Survey of Popular Culture
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: Completion of 1000- and 2000-level English requirements with a grade of C- or better. An overview of literature and media reflecting the mass culture of America from 1900 to the present: westerns, mysteries, science fiction, popular music, film, and television.

ENGL 3840 - Science Fiction
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: Completion of 1000- and 2000-level English requirements with a grade of C- or better. The science fiction genre, emphasizing significant themes, recurrent images and conventions, and historical and cultural context.

ENGL 3850 - Literature and Film
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: Completion of 1000- and 2000-level English requirements with a grade of C- or better. The relationship between literature and film with emphasis on narration, characterization, point of view, and setting.

ENGL 3860 - Film Genre
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: Completion of 1000- and 2000-level English requirements with a grade of C- or better. One or more groups of films linked through narrative, stylistic, and/or thematic characteristics.

ENGL 3870 - Film History
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: Completion of 1000- and 2000-level English requirements with a grade of C- or better. History of world film from its inception through the 1990s.

ENGL 3885 - Topics in Gender and Film
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: Completion of 1000- and 2000-level English requirements with a grade of C- or better. A selected subject or focus within gender and film studies. Topic will vary each time course is taught. Possible topics include representation of women in film, history of gender representation in film, women directors; Hollywood and gender; queer film studies; gender and international cinema; gender, race, and Hollywood, etc.

ENGL 4110 - Chaucer: Canterbury Tales
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: Completion of 1000- and 2000-level English requirements with a grade of C- or better. An intensive study of The Canterbury Tales and the background out of which they were written.

ENGL 4130 - Shakespeare: The Sixteenth-Century Plays
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: Completion of 1000- and 2000-level English requirements with a grade of C- or better. Focuses on the first half of Shakespeare's career. Works considered both as products of their author's time and as enduring cultural artifacts. Special attention given to Shakespeare's development as a dramatist and to his depiction of character, theme, and imagery.

ENGL 4140 - Shakespeare: The Seventeenth-Century Plays
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: Completion of 1000- and 2000-level English requirements with a grade of C- or better and  ENGL 2020, ENGL 2030, AAS 2020, or HUM 2610; for juniors and seniors only. Focuses on the second half of Shakespeare's career. The works will be considered both as products of their author's time and as enduring cultural artifacts. Special attention will be given to Shakespeare's development as a dramatist and to his depiction of character, theme, and imagery.

ENGL 4180 - Milton
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: Completion of 1000- and 2000-level English requirements with a grade of C- or better. An intensive study of Paradise Lost, Samson Agonistes, "Lycidas," Areopagitica, and the minor poetry.

ENGL 4230 - Selected British Writers after the Restoration
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: Completion of 1000- and 2000-level English requirements with a grade of C- or better. Focuses on the work of at most three authors in a cultural and literary context. Specific authors will vary. May be repeated for up to six credits.

ENGL 4240 - Modern British Literature
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: Completion of 1000- and 2000-level English requirements with a grade of C- or better; for juniors and seniors only. Poetry, fiction, and nonfiction written in Britain from approximately 1910 to 1939. Representative works of major British writers in the context of contemporary social and literary history.

ENGL 4270 - Contemporary British and Commonwealth Literature
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: Completion of 1000- and 2000-level English requirements with a grade of C- or better. Contemporary British and Commonwealth novels in the context of social and literary history.

ENGL 4310 - The American Renaissance
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: Completion of 1000- and 2000-level English requirements with a grade of C- or better. American Romanticism in the selected writings of Emerson, Whitman, Thoreau, Hawthorne, and Melville.

ENGL 4320 - Selected American Writers
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: Completion of 1000- and 2000-level English requirements with a grade of C- or better. Focuses on the work of at most three American authors in a cultural and literary context. Specific authors will vary.

ENGL 4410 - Literary Criticism
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: Completion of 1000- and 2000-level English requirements with a grade of C- or better; for juniors and seniors only. Critical theories: Classical, Neoclassical, Romantic, and Modern. Practical criticism: the technical analysis of poetry and prose.

ENGL 4425 - Backgrounds of Modern Literature
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: Completion of 1000- and 2000-level English requirements with a grade of C- or better. Readings in the intellectual history of modern literature. Selected literary figures, major aesthetic movements, and pivotal ideas of modern Western culture, including Marx, Darwin, Nietzsche, Freud, Sartre. Course divided by themes representing disciplines or modes of thought.

ENGL 4470 - Modern Drama
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: Completion of 1000- and 2000-level English requirements with a grade of C- or better. World drama from 1880 to the present.

ENGL 4500 - Methods of Teaching Secondary English
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: Completion of 1000- and 2000-level English requirements with a grade of C- or better; YOED 3000 or YOED 3500 and permission of department; for juniors and seniors only. An intensive study of both grammar and composition for the teacher, the writer, and the editor: writing, analyzing, and judging composition. Required for English majors seeking teacher licensure.

ENGL 4510 - Modern English Grammar and Usage
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: Completion of 1000- and 2000-level English requirements with a grade of C- or better; for juniors and seniors only. Traditional English grammar and the principles upon which grammatical analysis is based. Satisfies teacher licensure grammar requirement.

ENGL 4520 - The Structure of English
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: Completion of 1000- and 2000-level English requirements with a grade of C- or better. Structure of modern English and overview of current syntactic theories.

ENGL 4530 - History of the English Language
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: Completion of 1000- and 2000-level English requirements with a grade of C- or better. Political, social, intellectual forces determining historical development of English; internal structural changes--sounds, inflections--resulting from those forces.

ENGL 4540 - Approaches to Teaching ESL Grammar and Writing
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: Completion of 1000- and 2000-level English requirements with a grade of C-  or better and  ENGL 4510 or equivalent. Background and basic methods needed to teach English grammar and composition to students for whom English is a second language. Emphasizes understanding of problems that non-native speakers face and develops techniques for helping non-native speakers express themselves in written English.

ENGL 4570 - Special Topics in Linguistics
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: Completion of 1000- and 2000-level English requirements with a grade of C-  or better;  ENGL 3570, ANTH 3410, PSY 4820, or CDIS 3250. Selected topic in theoretical linguistics. Content varies from semester to semester. May be repeated under a different subtitle.

ENGL 4600 - Writing Internship
1 to 6 credit hours
Prerequisites: Completion of 1000- and 2000-level English requirements with a grade of C- or better and permission of department; for juniors and seniors only. A special course in which students work for a publishing company or other business or organization involved in professional writing. Enrollment open to English majors, Writing minors, and other students with permission of the internship director. Only 3 hours may count toward the English major and 3 hours toward the Writing or English minor. Arrangements for this course must be made in advance with the internship director through the Upper-Division office. Pass/Fail.

ENGL 4605 - Advanced Composition
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: Completion of  1000- and 2000-level English requirements with a grade of C- or better, and ENGL 1020 or ENGL 3605 with a B or better; for juniors and seniors only. Approaches to various writing problems posed in advanced university studies and nontechnical professions: essays, proposals, critical reviews, analyses.

ENGL 4670 - Special Topics in Writing
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: Completion of 1000- and 2000-level English requirements with a grade of C- or better; for juniors and seniors only. An intensive study in one specialized form of writing. The form of writing will vary with the instructor teaching the course.

ENGL 4750 - Special Topics in Children's Literature
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: Completion of 1000- and 2000-level English requirements with a grade of C- or better. Selected genre, period, ethnicity, tradition, or literary focus in children's and/or young adult literature. Subject will vary with instructor.

ENGL 4760 - Special Topics in Folklore
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: Completion of 1000- and 2000-level English requirements with a grade of C- or better;  ENGL 3760 recommended; for juniors and seniors only. An intensive study on a selected topic of folklore. Content varies from semester to semester and will reflect the interests and expertise of the instructor.

ENGL 4780 - Topics in War and Literature
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: Completion of 1000- and 2000-level English requirements with a grade of C- or better; for juniors and seniors only.  A selected author, genre, period, tradition, or context of literary inquiry in the subject of war. Topic will vary with instructor.

ENGL 4785 - Law and Literature
3 credit hours
Prerequisites:Completion of 1000- and 2000-level English requirements with a grade of C- or better;  ENGL 2020, ENGL 2030, AAS 2020, or HUM 2610; for juniors and seniors only. Introduces interrelations of law and literature as seen in a variety of literary texts and classic writings of great jurists.

ENGL 4855 - Film Theory and Criticism
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: Completion of 1000- and 2000-level English requirements with a grade of C- or better; for juniors and seniors only. A survey of the major theoretical approaches to film, including montage, mise-en-scene, and structuralist theory.

ENGL 4860 - Special Topics in Film Studies
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: Completion of 1000- and 2000-level English requirements with a grade of C- or better. A selected director, genre, period, aspect, or theme. The subject will vary each time course is taught.

ENGL 4900 - Selected Topics in Literature and Language
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: Completion of 1000- and 2000-level English requirements with a grade of C- or better; for juniors and seniors only. A selected author, genre, period, tradition, or context of literary or linguistic inquiry. The field will vary with instructor.

ENGL 4910 - Studies in Poetry
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: Completion of 1000- and 2000-level English requirements with a grade of C- or better; for juniors and seniors only. Selected topics in poetry. Topics may include the poetic works of a single author, those of a number of authors, a particular style of poetry, poetic works linked by period, culture, or subject matter, or any combination of the above. Topics will vary.

ENGL 4920 - Studies in Drama
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: Completion of 1000- and 2000-level English requirements with a grade of C- or better; for juniors and seniors only. Works of drama linked by historical period, region or culture, author(s), subject matter, or other connective thread. Topic will vary with instructor.

ENGL 4930 - Studies in Prose Fiction
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: Completion of 1000- and 2000-level English requirements with a grade of C- or better; for juniors and seniors only. Selected topics in the novel and other forms of prose fiction. Focuses on works and writers from the U.S., Britain, and Europe during the eighteenth- through twenty-first centuries, although other regions and eras may be included as supplemental features. Topics vary each semester.

ENGL 4940 - Studies in Prose Non-Fiction
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: Completion of 1000- and 2000-level English requirements with a grade of C- or better; for juniors and seniors only. Examines works of nonfiction such as autobiography, journals, essays, etc. Specific topics will vary.

ENGL 4950 - Selected Topics in Contemporary Literature
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: Completion of 1000- and 2000-level English requirements with a grade of C- or better; for juniors and seniors only.  A selected genre, author, theme, or nation, with a focus on literature after World War II. Subject will vary with instructor.

ENGL 4980 - English Studies Abroad
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: Completion of 1000- and 2000-level English requirements with a grade of C- or better. Selected genre(s), period(s), tradition(s), or literary focus combined with study abroad. Subject will vary with instructor. Courses may be taken multiple times with different topics.

ENGL 4999 - Senior Portfolio
0 credit hours
Prerequisites: ENGL 3000, ENGL 3010, ENGL 3020, and ENGL 3030. Required of all English majors for graduation beginning Spring 2016. Open only to graduating seniors or to students who have completed 24 upper-division English hours. Students will compile and submit a portfolio of at least three different essays representing their progress through the program. Pass-Fail.