Department of English

M. Kip Hartvigsen, Department Chair
Rodney Keller, Dean, Division of Language and Letters
Elaine Hawker, Comp Director Matthew Babcock, Mark Bennion, Robert Bird, John L. Bonner, William Brugger, Julie Clark, Karl Edwards, Norman Gage, Stephen George, Janine Gilbert, Terry Gorton, Allen Hackworth, Donald J. Hammar Jack Harrell, Greg Hazard, Anne Hendricks, Melanie Hinton, Karen Holt, Murray Hunt, Ronald K. Messer, Randall D. Miller Joelle Moen, Phillip Murdock, James Papworth, Sharon Papworth, Dan Pearce, Ellen Pearson, Lorette Reese, Scott Samuelson, Rhonda Seamons, Paula Soper, Judy Steiner, Rita Vernon, Vaun Waddell, David L. Ward, Robert Worrell
Jeanne Reinwand, Secretary (208) 356-1468

The mission of the Brigham Young University-Idaho English Department is to enable students to use writing and reading processes as tools to create, understand, and analyze strong, college-level documents from a wide variety of sources for both freshman and upper division writing classes. Additionally, through literature classes, the English Department seeks to introduce students to traditional and non-traditional forms of literature, critical theories, literary movements, and written criticism.

Writing Center Qualified, trained peer Writing Assistants, under the supervision of the Writing Center Administrator, work individually with students in free, confidential writing sessions.

Scholarships The English Department administers the L&R Biddulph Scholarship for English majors. Contact the English Department.

Degrees Offered •BA in English Literary Studies Professional Writing Creative Writing •BS in English •BA in English Education •BS in English Education

BA in English Literary Studies

General Education Requirements as listed in current catalog

Language Requirement-14 credits
11 credits foreign language 
3 credits literature course in target language

Major Core - 30 credits
Prerequisites - 9 credits
Eng 251   Fund of Lit Interp
Eng 314   Adv Wrtg in Eng & Hum
Eng 325   Theory and Prac of Lang, Grammar and Usage

Literature Survey -  9 credits 
(choose three from both American and British)
Eng 331   Brit Lit-Med & Ren
Eng 332   Brit Lit-Neo & Rom
Eng 333   Brit Lit-Vict & Mod
Eng 334   Amer Lit-Col & Rom
Eng 335   Amer Lit-Real & Mod

Studies in Genre/World Lit - 3 credits
Eng 350R  Genre Studies
Eng 351   Fiction
Eng 352   Poetry
Eng 353   Drama
Eng 354   Non-Fiction
Eng 355   Children’s Lit
Eng 356   Young Adult Lit
Eng 361   Sacred & Rel Lit
Eng 362   World Lit
Eng 363R  Ethnic Lit

Author Studies - 3 credits
Eng 370R  Major Authors
Eng 371R  Contemp Authors
Eng 372R  Regional Authors
Eng 373    Shakespeare

Writing/Reading Processes - 3 credits
Eng 450   Wrtg/Rdg Process

Senior Seminar - 3 credits
Eng 495   Senior Wrtg/Crit Thinking 

Literary Studies -12 credits
Eng 440   Studies in Lit Theory
Eng 442   Studies in Myth
Three credits Lit Survey (in addition to the English core requirement of 9 credits)
Three English upper division elective credits

BA in English Professional Writing

General Education Requirements as listed in current catalog

Language Requirement-14 credits
11 credits foreign language 
3 credits literature course in target language

Major Core - 30 credits
Prerequisites - 9 credits
Eng 251  Fund of Lit Interp
Eng 314  Adv Wrtg in Eng & Hum
Eng 325  Theory and Prac of Lang,Grammar and Usage

Literature Survey -  9 credits 
(choose three from both American and British)
Eng 331  Brit Lit-Med & Ren
Eng 332  Brit Lit-Neo & Rom
Eng 333  Brit Lit-Vict & Mod
Eng 334  Amer Lit-Col & Rom
Eng 335  Amer Lit-Real & Mod

Studies in Genre/World Lit - 3 credits
Eng 350R Genre Studies
Eng 351  Fiction
Eng 352  Poetry
Eng 353  Drama
Eng 354  Non-Fiction
Eng 355  Children’s Lit
Eng 356  Young Adult Lit
Eng 361  Sacred & Rel Lit
Eng 362  World Lit
Eng 363R Ethnic Lit

Author Studies - 3 credits
Eng 370R Major Authors
Eng 371R Contemp Authors
Eng 372R Regional Authors
Eng 373  Shakespeare

Writing/Reading Processes - 3 credits
Eng 450  Wrtg/Rdg Process

Senior Seminar - 3 credits
Eng 495  Senior Wrtg/Crit Thinking 

Professional Writing -12 credits
Eng 452 Prof Wrtg  & Editing
Comm212 Edit & Product
Comm218 Internet Comm
Three English upper division elective credits, recommended Eng 316 Adv Wrtg/TechCm

BA in English Creative Writing

General Education Requirements as listed in current catalog

Language Requirement-14 credits
11 credits foreign language 
3 credits literature course in target language

Major Core - 30 credits
Prerequisites - 9 credits
Eng 251  Fund of Lit Interp
Eng 314  Adv Wrtg in Eng & Hum
Eng 325  Theory and Prac of  Lang, Grammar and Usage

Literature Survey -  9 credits 
(choose three from both American and British)
Eng 331  Brit Lit -Med & Ren
Eng 332  Brit Lit-Neo & Rom
Eng 333  Brit Lit-Vict & Mod
Eng 334  Amer Lit-Col & Rom
Eng 335  Amer Lit-Real & Mod

Studies in Genre/World Lit - 3 credits
Eng 350R Genre Studies
Eng 351  Fiction
Eng 352  Poetry
Eng 353  Drama
Eng 354  Non-Fiction
Eng 355  Children’s Lit
Eng 356  Young Adult Lit
Eng 361  Sacred & Rel Lit
Eng 362  World Lit
Eng 363R Ethnic Lit

Author Studies - 3 credits
Eng 370R Major Authors
Eng 371R Contemp Authors
Eng 372R Regional Authors
Eng 373  Shakespeare

Writing/Reading Processes - 3 credits
Eng 450  Wrtg/Rdg Process

Senior Seminar - 3 credits
Eng 495  Senior Wrtg/Crit Thinking 

Creative Writing  - 12 credits
Eng 452  Prof Wrtg & Editing
Comm 212 Edit & Product

Select two of the following (not offered every semester)
Note: English 218 is a prerequisite for the following classes.
Eng 418  Adv Rdg  & Wrtg  Poetry
Eng 419  Adv Rdg  & Wrtg  Fiction
Eng 420  Adv Rdg  & Wrtg  Drama
Eng 421  Adv Rdg  & Wrtg Creative Non-fiction
BS in English

General Education Requirements as listed in current catalog

Major Core - 30 credits
Prerequisites - 9 credits
Eng 251  Fund of Lit Interp
Eng 314  Adv Wrtg in Eng & Hum
Eng 325  Theory and Prac of  Lang, Grammar and Usage

Literature Survey -  9 credits 
(choose three from both American and British)
Eng 331  Brit Lit -Med & Ren
Eng 332  Brit Lit-Neo & Rom
Eng 333  Brit Lit-Vict & Mod
Eng 334  Amer Lit-Col & Rom
Eng 335  Amer Lit-Real & Mod

Studies in Genre/World Lit - 3 credits
Eng 350R Genre Studies
Eng 351  Fiction
Eng 352  Poetry
Eng 353  Drama
Eng 354  Non-Fiction
Eng 355  Children's Lit
Eng 356  Young Adult Lit
Eng 361  Sacred & Rel Lit
Eng 362  World Lit
Eng 363R Ethnic Lit

Author Studies - 3 credits
Eng 370R Major Authors
Eng 371R Contemp Authors
Eng 372R Regional Authors
Eng 373   Shakespeare

Writing/Reading Processes - 3 credits
Eng 450  Wrtg/Rdg Process

Senior Seminar - 3 credits
Eng 495  Senior Wrtg/Crit Thinking 

Professional Writing Emphasis - 3 credits
Eng 452 Prof Wrtg & Editing
Comm 451 Document Production
Comm 318 Internet Communications
Three English upper division elective credits, recommended

Creative Writing Emphasis - 12 credits
Eng 452 Prof Wrtg & Editing
Comm 451 Document Production
Select two of the following (not offered every semester)
Note: English 218 is a prerequisite for the following classes.
Eng 418  	Adv Rdg & Wrtg Poetry
Eng 419	Adv Rdg & Wrtg Fiction
Eng 420	Adv Rdg & Wrtg Drama
Eng 421	Adv Rdg & Wrtg Creative Non-fiction
	

BA in English Education Composite Endorsement

Required General Education Elements

Rel 371 Introduction to Teaching

Language Requirement-14 credits
11 credits foreign language, 
3 credits literature course in target language

Major Core - 30 credits
Prerequisites - 9 credits
Eng 251  Fund of Lit Interp
Eng 314  Adv Wrtg in Eng & Hum
Eng 325  Theory and Prac of  Lang, Grammar and Usage

Literature Survey - 12 credits 
(choose four from both American and British)
Eng 331  Brit Lit -Med & Ren
Eng 332  Brit Lit-Neo & Rom
Eng 333  Brit Lit-Vict & Mod
Eng 334  Amer Lit-Col & Rom
Eng 335  Amer Lit-Real & Mod

Studies in Genre/World Lit - 3 credits
Eng 356  Young Adult Lit

Author Studies - 3 credits
Eng 370R Major Authors
Eng 371R Contemp Authors
Eng 372R Regional Authors
Eng 373  Shakespeare

Writing/Reading Processes - 3 credits
Eng 450  Wrtg/Rdg Process

Senior Seminar - 3 credits
Eng 495  Senior Wrtg/Crit Thinking 

English Education - 9 credits
Eng 430  Teaching English/Sec Schools
Eng 452  Prof Wrtg & Editing
One English upper division elective 

Professional Teacher Education Core
Ed 200   Foundation Ed
Ed 250   Ed Tech
Ed 300   Ed Psy
Ed 320   Excep Students
Ed 380   Reading
Ed 402   Methods/Assess
Ed 490   Student Teaching

BS in English Education Endorsement

Required General Education Elements

Rel 371 Introduction to Teaching

Major Core - 30 credits
Prerequisites - 9 credits
Eng 251  Fund of Lit Interp
Eng 314  Adv Wrtg in Eng & Hum
Eng 325  Theory and Prac of Lang, Grammar and Usage

Literature Survey - 9 credits 
(choose three from both American and British)
Eng 331  Brit Lit-Med & Ren
Eng 332  Brit Lit-Neo & Rom
Eng 333  Brit Lit-Vict & Mod
Eng 334  Amer Lit-Col & Rom
Eng 335  Amer Lit-Real & Mod

Studies in Genre/World Lit - 3 credits
Eng 356 Young Adult Lit

Author Studies - 3 credits
Eng 370R Major Authors
Eng 371R Contemp Authors
Eng 372R Regional Authors
Eng 373  Shakespeare

Writing/Reading Processes
Eng 450  Wrtg/Rdg Process

Senior Seminar - 3 credits
Eng 495  Senior Wrtg/Crit Thinking 

English Education - 6 credits
Eng 430  Teaching English/Sec Schools
Eng 452  Prof Wrtg & Editing

Professional Teacher Education Core
Ed 200   Foundation Ed
Ed 250   Ed Tech
Ed 300   Ed Psy
Ed 320   Excep Students
Ed 380   Reading
Ed 402   Methods/Assess
Ed 490   Student Teaching

Approved Minor Endorsement Required

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

Eng 100 Reading Comprehension (2:2:2)
Class meets twice weekly and students meet two hours per week with a tutor
Emphasizes the essentials of reading, i.e., word attack skills, vocabulary, comprehension, and fluency in oral reading.

Eng 101 Reading & Learning Strategies (.5-4)
Variable - up to five hours per week
Emphasizes skills for college textbook study. Concentrates on reading problems through individual tutoring.

Eng 106 Basic Writing (3:3:0)
Emphasizes the understanding of essential writing conventions; writing effective sentences, paragraphs, essays; using precise language; editing. Recommended for individuals with an ACT English score of 17 or lower.
(Does not give GE credit in the Reading & Writing area of the Basic Skills requirement.)

Eng 107 College Reading (3:3:1)
Emphasizes the reading skills necessary to understand textbooks in the natural sciences, humanities, and social sciences.

Eng 108 English Language Development (ELD) - Oral (3:3:2)
Emphasizes improving speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills of non-native English speaking students with an emphasis on the oral.

Eng 108A English Language Development (ELD) - Oral (1.5:3:2)
A course for non-native speakers of English to help improve college-level English capabilities with an emphasis on oral as well as written discourses. (Second Block only.)

Eng 109 English Language Development (ELD) - Writing (3:3:1)
Emphasizes improving the writing skills of non-native English speaking students (pre-writing, drafting, rewriting, and editing) in preparation for English 111.

Eng 111** College Writing (3:3:0)
Emphasizes learning to manage the composing process and to write proficiently on a college level. Requires expository, academic, and argumentative essays totaling 5000 words of drafted and edited prose.

Eng 111C** College Writing (3:3:0)
Equivalent to Eng 111 but taught in a computer classroom. Keyboarding skill is recommended.

Eng 218 Creative Writing (3:3:0)
Prerequisite: Eng 111 or 111C
Emphasizes creating original works.
(Does not give GE credit in the Letters area of the Arts & Letters requirement nor in the Reading & Writing area of the Basic Skills requirement.)

Eng 250* Introduction to Literature (3:3:0)
Introduces various types of literature: short story, novel, poetry, and drama, with a careful reading and analysis of significant examples. (Does not count for English majors.)

Eng 251 Fundamentals of Literary Interpretation (3:3:0)
Prerequisite: Eng 111 or 111C or AP
English, English and Humanities majors only
Introduces concepts and practices of literary analysis. Gives English and Humanities majors GE credit in the Letters area.

Eng 311** Advanced Writing and Critical Reading (3:3:0)
Prerequisite: Eng 111 or 111C and at least 22 credit hours or sophomore standing
Emphasizes writing expository and argumentative essays and the literal, analytical, and critical interpretation of college level reading. Requires analytical essays including summaries, resource papers, critical analyses, and arguments totaling 8000-10,000 words of edited and documented prose. Recommended for General Education majors.

Eng 311C** Advanced Writing and Critical Reading (3:3:0)
Prerequisite: Eng 111 or 111C and at least 22 credit hours or sophomore standing
Equivalent to Eng 311 but taught in a computer classroom. Keyboarding skill is recommended.

Eng 312 Advanced Writing/Business (3:3:0)
Prerequisite: Eng 111 or 111C, and B 220, and at least 22 credit hours or sophomore standing
Emphasizes rhetorical strategies, patterns, and aims characteristic of professional business with a focus on purpose and audience. Requires final drafts totaling 8000-10,000 words of edited and documented prose.

Eng 313** Advanced Writing for Elementary Education Majors (3:3:0)
Prerequisite: Elementary Education major, Eng 111 or 111C and at least 22 credit hours or sophomore standing
Improves writing proficiency by focusing on the writing process, collaborative writing, and techniques for teaching writing. Requires final drafts totaling 8000-10,000 words of edited and documented prose, including library research paper.

Eng 314** Advanced Writing/English and Humanities (3:3:0)
Prerequisite: Eng 111 or 111C and 251, and at least 22 credit hours or sophomore standing
English, Humanities, and Art majors only
Emphasizes literature-based expository and research writing. Requires analytical essays including explication, literary analysis, interpretation, and resource reports totaling 8000-10,000 words of edited and documented prose.

Eng 315** Advanced Writing in the Social Sciences (3:3:0)
Prerequisite: Eng 111 or 111C and at least 22 credit hours or sophomore standing
Emphasizes writing in the social sciences by focusing on correspondence, resource reports, critiques, and arguments. Requires final drafts totaling 8000-10,000 words of edited and documented prose. Recommended for social science majors.

Eng 315C** Advanced Writing in the Social Sciences (3:3:0)
Prerequisite: Eng 111 or 111C and at least 22 credit hours or sophomore standing
Equivalent to Eng 315 but taught in a computer classroom, Keyboarding skill is recommended

Eng 316** Advanced Writing/Technical Communication (3:3:0)
Prerequisite: Eng 111 or 111C and at least 22 credit hours or sophomore standing
Emphasizes accuracy and skill in writing scientific pamphlets, articles, reports, and memoranda. Requires final drafts totaling 8000-10,000 words of edited and documented prose. Recommended for engineering, health, computer, and natural science majors.

Eng 316C** Advanced Writing/Technical Communication (3:3:0)
Prerequisite: Eng 111 or 111C and at least 22 credit hours or sophomore standing
Equivalent to Eng 316 but taught in a computer classroom. Keyboarding skill is recommended.

Eng 325 Theory and Practice of Language - Grammar and Usage (3:3:0)
Introduces the study of the English language with an overview of grammar, history, usage, and semantics.

Eng 331* British Literature - Medieval and Renaissance (3:3:0)
Examines the influence of historical events, philosophical ideas, and literary trends on works and authors of these periods from Beowulf to Milton.

Eng 332* British Literature - Neo-classic and Romantic (3:3:0)
Examines the influence of historical events, philosophical ideas, and literary trends on works and authors of these periods from Dryden to Keats.

Eng 333* British Literature - Victorian and Modern (3:3:0)
Examines the influence of historical events, philosophical ideas, and literary trends on works and authors of these periods from Carlyle to Eliot.

Eng 334* American Literature - Colonial and Romantic (3:3:0)
Examines the influence of historical events, philosophical ideas, and literary trends on works and authors of these periods from Bradstreet to Dickinson.

Eng 335* American Literature - Realistic and Modern (3:3:0)
Examines the influence of historical events, philosophical ideas, and literary trends on works and authors of these periods from Crane to Ellison.

Eng 350R Themes in Literature (3:3:0)
Traces an important theme (nature, utopian ideals, urban/rural tensions) as expressed in various literary genres and through historical periods. May be repeated for credit. See schedule for specific offerings.

Eng 351* Fiction (3:3:0)
Surveys a gathering of early and contemporary novels and short stories.

Eng 352* Poetry (3:3:0)
Appreciation course in poetry which introduces major poets and analyzes significant poetry, indicating cultural and artistic relaionships to other art forms.

Eng 353* Drama (3:3:0)
Appreciation course in drama, emphasizing breadth in reading numerous plays from various periods and countries.

Eng 354* Non-fiction (3:3:0)
Emphasizes intensive reading, writing, and study of non-fiction works by major authors. Includes genres such as history, philosophy, speeches, journals, reviews, columns, letters, biographies, etc.

Eng 355 Children’s Literature (3:3:0)
Focuses on comprehension, exposure to, and evaluation of children’s books past and present to meet children’s needs at school and at home.

Eng 356 Young Adult Literature (3:3:0)
Focuses on evaluating, promoting and using young adult literature in the classroom and at home.

Eng 361 Sacred and Religious Literature (3:3:0)
Examines a variety of sacred and religious texts, explores connections between literature and religious ideals, and provides an interpretive framework within which to gain insight into sacred and religious thought.

Eng 362* World Literature (3:3:0)
Surveys contemporary and/or classical world literature with an emphasis on literary and cultural backgrounds.

Eng 363R Ethnic Literature (3:3:0)
Emphasizes literary study of texts produced by ethnic writers or of texts that address ethnic identity. These texts may be in the form of essays, fiction, novels, poems, plays, and/or autobiographies. See schedule for specific offerings. (May be repeated for credit)

Eng 370R Major Authors (3:3:0)
Emphasizes intensive study of the life and works of one to three major authors writing in English. See schedule for specific offerings. (May be repeated for credit)

Eng 371R Contemporary Authors (3:3:0)
Emphasizes the study of various contemporary writers, exploring themes and literary elements. See schedule for specific offerings. (May be repeated for credit)

Eng 372R Regional Authors (3:3:0)
Emphasizes the important literature in relationship to a specific place and historical setting such as the American West, the South, New England, Ireland. (May be repeated for credit)
See schedule for specific offerings

Eng 373 Shakespeare (3:3:0)
Appreciation course in Shakespeare with a careful reading of six to eight major plays.

Eng 418 Advanced Reading and Writing Poetry (3:3:0)
Prerequisite: Eng 218
Emphasizes studying and writing poetry. Students will read significant examples of poetry, analyze poetry from a writer’s perspective, and write original poems.

Eng 419 Advanced Reading and Writing Fiction (3:3:0)
Prerequisite: Eng 218
Emphasizes studying and writing fiction. Students will read significant examples of fiction from a writer’s perspective, and write original fiction, primarily short stories.

Eng 420 Advanced Reading and Writing Drama (3:3:0)
Prerequisite: Eng 218
Emphasizes studying and writing drama. Students will study contemporary and canonical plays from the past and present, examine various theatrical trends, become familiar with historical contexts, and write scenes and one-acts for the stage.

Eng 421 Advanced Reading and Writing Creative Non-fiction (3:3:0)
Prerequisite: Eng 218
Emphasizes studying and writing creative non-fiction. Students will read examples of published non-fiction, travel writing, biography, and natural history and especially personal essays, and write essays based upon their own relationships, knowledge, ideas, and experiences.

Eng 430 Teaching English in Secondary Schools (3:3:0)
Provides practical experience in developing lesson plans for teaching reading, writing, and literature in secondary schools.

Eng 440 Studies in Literary Theory (3:3:0)
Prerequisite: Eng 251
Surveys predominant critical theories for literary study and interpretation such as historical, psychoanalytical, archetypal, deconstructionist, reader-response, multicultural, Marxist, feminist, New Criticism, and others.

Eng 442 Studies in Myth (3:3:0)
Examines major myths and myth theories and analyzes their influence on literature and life.

Eng 450 Writing and Reading Processes (3:3:0)
Prerequisites: Eng 251, 314 and 325
Exposes students to the theories and applications of the writing and reading processes.

Eng 452 Professional Writing and Editing (3:3:0)
Prerequisites: Eng 251, 314 and 325
Builds expertise in the efficient and accurate writing and editing of prose in all professional documents.

Eng 495 Senior Writing/Critical Thinking Seminar (3:3:0)
Culminates the English major experience where students consolidate their grasp of the English discipline through application of major scholarly approaches to literature, rhetoric, and education.

Eng 495C Senior Writing/Critical Thinking Seminar (3:3:0)
Equivalent to Eng 495 but taught in a computer classroom. Keyboarding skill is recommended.


Complete General Education listing

Credit Hour Designations/Abbreviations (e.g., 3:3:3)


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