Department of English
Department Chair: Kip Hartvigsen
Department Secretary: Jeanne Reinwand (208) 496-1470
Department Faculty: Matt BabcockMark BennionJohn BonnerDebbie BrightWilliam BruggerJulie ClarkStephen GeorgeJanine GilbertTerry GortonKendall GrantDon HammarJack HarrellKip HartvigsenElaine HawkerKaren HoltMurray HuntRod KellerDarin MerrillRon MesserRandall MillerJoelle MoenPhil MurdockJim PapworthDan PearceEllen PearsonJim RichardsScott SamuelsonPaula SoperJudy SteinerLarry ThompsonRita VernonVaun WaddellDavid WardBob Worrell

 

The English Department provides General Education students (1) a variety of composition courses enabling students to practice essential communication skills and (2) a diverse selection of literature courses introducing students to various literary forms. In addition, the English Department offers (1) six baccalaureate degrees with emphases in Literary Studies, Creative Writing, Professional Writing, and English Education; and (2) two minors: English and English Education.
 
Writing Center
Qualified peer Writing Assistants, under the supervision of the Writing Center Administrator, work individually with students in free, confidential writing sessions. For more information see http://www2.byui.edu/writingcenter
 
Scholarships
Scholarships for English majors are available. Contact the English Department for information and applications. For more information see http://www2.byui.edu/English/Scholarships/scholarships.htm
 
Degrees
  • B.S. in English (635)
        Literary Studies (635-24)
        Professional Writing (635-25)
        Creative Writing (635-26)
  • B.S. in English Education (835)
  • B.S. in English Education Composite (838)
  • B.A. in English (630)
        Literary Studies (630-12)
        Professional Writing (630-13)
        Creative Writing (630-14)
  • B.A. in English Education (836)
  • B.A. in English Education Composite (830)

    Minors
  • English (133)
  • English Education (134)
     
  • Program Description


     
    B.S.  in English (635)   
    The English B.S. major provides students an opportunity for significant intellectual growth, personal development, and career preparation. The English core coupled with studies in one of three emphasis areas prepares students for careers in literary studies, professional writing, or creative writing.

    Major courses may not be double-counted.
     
    Minor Required

    General Education Requirements

    As you fill the General Education and University requirements, take the classes listed below and then go to the General Education section for a complete listing of the requirements.
     
    Take all of these Courses     Min GPA: 2.0
    ENG 111, 251, 314
     
    Major Requirements
       
    Author Studies
    Take 1 Course     Min GPA: 2.0
    ENG 370R, 371R, 372R, 373

    Emphasis in Literary Studies  (24)   
    Literary Studies focuses on the interpretation and appreciation of literature from the perspective of several critical theories. Course work includes British and American literary history, genre and author studies, ethnic and world literature, and rhetorical and literary theory. This emphasis culminates with English 442, "Literature and Culture," a course which provides a focused exploration of literature within a cultural context--myth, philosophy, art, or history. Literary Studies prepares students for further graduate study in English or other professional programs.
    Requirement 1:

    Take all of these Courses     Min GPA: 2.0
    ENG 325, 440, 442, 450, 495

     
    AND
    Requirement 2:

    Literature Survey
    Take 4 Courses     Min GPA: 2.0
    ENG 331, 332, 333, 334, 335
     
    AND
    Additional English course
    Take 1 Course     Min GPA: 2.0
    ENG 331, 332, 333, 334, 335, 350R, 351, 352, 353, 354, 355, 356, 361, 362, 363R, 370R, 371R, 372R, 373
     
    AND
    Studies in Genre and World Literature
    Take 1 Course     Min GPA: 2.0
    ENG 350R, 351, 352, 353, 354, 355, 356, 361, 362, 363R

    Emphasis in Professional Writing  (25)   
    Professional Writing focuses on writing, editing, and document production. Course work includes technical communications, business writing, publication design, computer applications, and editing. This emphasis culminates with English 452, "Professional Writing and Editing," a course which provides hands-on experience editing and preparing texts for publication--books, manuals, newsletters, brochures, and reports. Professional Writing prepares students to work as writers for business and industry or as free-lance writers.
    Requirement 1:

    Take all of these Courses     Min GPA: 2.0
    ENG 325, 450, 452, 495

     
    AND
    Requirement 2:

    Literature Survey
    Take 3 Courses     Min GPA: 2.0
    ENG 331, 332, 333, 334, 335
     
    AND
    Studies in Genre/World Literature
    Take 1 Course     Min GPA: 2.0
    ENG 350R, 351, 352, 353, 354, 355, 356, 361, 362, 363R
     
    AND
    Choose one pair of courses (6 credits):
    Comm 130 & Comm 310
    IS 230 & IS 235
    Comm 111 & Comm 342
    Comm 111 & Comm 240
    Comm 130 & Comm 347
    Comm 230 & Comm 330
    B 247 & Comm 330
    Comm 111 & Comm 235
    Take 2 Courses     Min GPA: 2.0
    B 247
    COMM 111, 130, 230, 235, 240, 310, 330, 342, 347
    IS 230, 235

     
    AND
    Requirement 3:

    Advanced Writing
    Take 1 Course     Min GPA: 2.0
    ENG 312, 316

    Emphasis in Creative Writing  (26)   
    Creative Writing focuses on writing original works of poetry, fiction, drama, and non-fiction. Course work includes the study of literary genre and creative writing within a workshop setting. This emphasis culminates with English 418, "Creative Writing and Publishing," a course which provides students an opportunity to assemble portfolios, submit works for publication, and prepare issues of "Outlet" for publication. Creative Writing provides a springboard into professional and free-lance writing.
    Requirement 1:

    Take all of these Courses     Min GPA: 2.0
    ENG 218, 318R, 325, 418, 450, 495

     
    AND
    Requirement 2:

    Literature Survey
    Take 3 Courses     Min GPA: 2.0
    ENG 331, 332, 333, 334, 335
     
    AND
    Studies in Genre/World Literature
    Take 2 Courses     Min GPA: 2.0
    ENG 350R, 351, 352, 353, 354, 355, 356, 361, 362, 363R


     
    B.S.  in English Education (835)   
    The B.S. in English Education major provides students an opportunity for significant intellectual growth, personal development, and career preparation. English Education focuses on educational theories and methods for teaching literature and composition. Course work includes the English and Teacher Education cores. The English Education B.S. major prepares students to become professional English teachers, grades 6-12, in Idaho and 42 other states.

    See your advisor for approved Education minors.

    For a listing of approved Secondary Education majors and minors see the Teacher Education section of this catalog.
     
    Minor Required

    General Education Requirements

    As you fill the General Education and University requirements, take the classes listed below and then go to the General Education section for a complete listing of the requirements.
     
    Requirement 1:

    Take all of these Courses     Min GPA: 2.0
    ENG 111, 251, 314

     
    AND
    Requirement 2:

    Take this Course    
    ED 270

     
    Major Requirements
       
    Requirement 1:

    Take all of these Courses     Min GPA: 2.0
    ENG 325, 356, 430, 450, 495
     
    AND
    Literature Survey
    Take 3 Courses     Min GPA: 2.0
    ENG 331, 332, 333, 334, 335
     
    AND
    Author Studies
    Take 1 Course     Min GPA: 2.0
    ENG 370R, 371R, 372R, 373

     
    AND
    Requirement 2:

    Take all of these Courses    
    ED 200
    SECED 252, 280, 322, 410, 492


     
    B.S.  in English Education Composite (838)   
    The B.S. in English Education Composite major provides students an opportunity for significant intellectual growth, personal development, and career preparation. English Education focuses on educational theories and methods for teaching literature and composition. Course work includes the English and Teacher Education cores. The English Education B.S. Composite major prepares students to become professional English teachers, grades 6-12, in Idaho and 42 other states. The English Education Composite does not require a minor but does require a total of 45 credit hours in English.

    For a listing of approved Secondary Education majors and minors see the Teacher Education section of this catalog.

    General Education Requirements

    As you fill the General Education and University requirements, take the classes listed below and then go to the General Education section for a complete listing of the requirements.
     
    Requirement 1:

    Take all of these Courses     Min GPA: 2.0
    ENG 111, 251, 314

     
    AND
    Requirement 2:

    Take this Course    
    ED 270

     
    Major Requirements
       
    Requirement 1:

    Take all of these Courses     Min GPA: 2.0
    ENG 325, 356, 430, 450, 495
     
    AND
    Literature Survey
    Take 4 Courses     Min GPA: 2.0
    ENG 331, 332, 333, 334, 335
     
    AND
    Author Studies
    Take 1 Course     Min GPA: 2.0
    ENG 370R, 371R, 372R, 373

     
    AND
    Requirement 2:

    Take 2 Courses     Min GPA: 2.0
    ENG 311, 312, 313, 315, 316, 318R, 331, 332, 333, 334, 335, 350R, 351, 352, 353, 354, 355, 361, 362, 363R, 370R, 371R, 372R, 373, 418, 440, 442, 452

     
    AND
    Requirement 3:

    Take all of these Courses    
    ED 200
    SECED 252, 280, 322, 410, 492


     
    B.A.  in English (630)   
    The English B.A. major provides students an opportunity for significant intellectual growth, personal development, and career preparation. The English core coupled with studies in one of three emphasis areas prepares students for careers in literary studies, professional writing, or creative writing.

    Major courses may not be double-counted.
     
    Minor Required

    General Education Requirements

    As you fill the General Education and University requirements, take the classes listed below and then go to the General Education section for a complete listing of the requirements.
     
    Take all of these Courses     Min GPA: 2.0
    ENG 111, 314
     
    Major Requirements
       
    Author Studies
    Take 1 Course     Min GPA: 2.0
    ENG 370R, 371R, 372R, 373

    Emphasis in Literary Studies  (11)   
    Literary Studies focuses on the interpretation and appreciation of literature from the perspective of several critical theories. Course work includes British and American literary history, genre and authors studies, ethnic and world literature, and literary theory. This emphasis culminates with English 442, "Literature and Culture," a course which provides a focused exploration of literature within a cultural context--myth, philosophy, art, or history. Literary Studies prepares students for further graduate study in English or other professional programs.
    Requirement 1:

    Take all of these Courses     Min GPA: 2.0
    ENG 251, 325, 440, 442, 450, 495

     
    AND
    Requirement 2:

    Literature Survey
    Take 4 Courses     Min GPA: 2.0
    ENG 331, 332, 333, 334, 335
     
    AND
    Additional English course
    Take 1 Course     Min GPA: 2.0
    ENG 331, 332, 333, 334, 335, 350R, 351, 352, 353, 354, 355, 356, 361, 362, 363R, 370R, 371R, 372R, 373
     
    AND
    Studies in Genre and World Literature
    Take 1 Course     Min GPA: 2.0
    ENG 350R, 351, 352, 353, 354, 355, 356, 361, 362, 363R

    Emphasis in Professional Writing  (12)   
    Professional Writing focuses on writing, editing, and document production. Course work includes technical communications, business writing, publication design, computer applications, and editing. This emphasis culminates with English 452, "Professional Writing and Editing," a course which provides hands-on experience editing and preparing texts for publication--books, manuals, newsletters, brochures, and reports. Professional Writing prepares students to work as writers for business and industry or as free-lance writers.
    Requirement 1:

    Take all of these Courses     Min GPA: 2.0
    ENG 251, 325, 450, 452, 495

     
    AND
    Requirement 2:

    Literature Survey
    Take 3 Courses     Min GPA: 2.0
    ENG 331, 332, 333, 334, 335
     
    AND
    Studies in Genre/World Literature
    Take 1 Course     Min GPA: 2.0
    ENG 350R, 351, 352, 353, 354, 355, 356, 361, 362, 363R
     
    AND
    Choose one pair of courses (6 credits):
    Comm 130 & Comm 310
    IS 230 & IS 235
    Comm 111 & Comm 342
    Comm 111 & Comm 240
    Comm 130 & Comm 347
    Comm 230 & Comm 330
    B 247 & Comm 330
    Comm 111 & Comm 235
    Take 2 Courses     Min GPA: 2.0
    B 247
    COMM 111, 130, 230, 235, 240, 310, 330, 342, 347
    IS 230, 235

     
    AND
    Requirement 3:

    Advanced Writing
    Take 1 Course     Min GPA: 2.0
    ENG 312, 316

    Emphasis in Creative Writing  (13)   
    Creative Writing focuses on writing original works of poetry, fiction, drama, and non-fiction. Course work includes the study of literary genre and creative writing within a workshop setting. This emphasis culminates with English 418, "Creative Writing and Publishing," a course which provides students an opportunity to assemble portfolios, submit works for publication, and prepare issues of "Outlet" for publication. Creative Writing provides a springboard into professional and free-lance writing.
    Requirement 1:

    Take all of these Courses     Min GPA: 2.0
    ENG 218, 251, 318R, 325, 418, 450, 495

     
    AND
    Requirement 2:

    Literature Survey
    Take 3 Courses     Min GPA: 2.0
    ENG 331, 332, 333, 334, 335
     
    AND
    Studies in Genre/World Literature
    Take 2 Courses     Min GPA: 2.0
    ENG 350R, 351, 352, 353, 354, 355, 356, 361, 362, 363R


     
    B.A.  in English Education Composite (830)   
    The B.A. in English Education Composite major provides students an opportunity for significant intellectual growth, personal development, and career preparation. English Education focuses on educational theories and methods for teaching literature and composition. Course work includes the English and Teacher Education cores. The English Education B.A. Composite major prepares students to become professional English teachers, grades 6-12, in Idaho and 42 other states. The English Education Composite does not require a minor but does require a total of 45 credit hours in English.

    For a listing of approved Secondary Education majors and minors see the Teacher Education section of this catalog.

    General Education Requirements

    As you fill the General Education and University requirements, take the classes listed below and then go to the General Education section for a complete listing of the requirements.
     
    Requirement 1:

    Take all of these Courses     Min GPA: 2.0
    ENG 111, 314

     
    AND
    Requirement 2:

    Take this Course    
    ED 270

     
    Major Requirements
       
    Requirement 1:

    Take all of these Courses     Min GPA: 2.0
    ENG 251, 325, 356, 430, 450, 495
     
    AND
    Literature Survey
    Take 4 Courses     Min GPA: 2.0
    ENG 331, 332, 333, 334, 335
     
    AND
    Author Studies
    Take 1 Course     Min GPA: 2.0
    ENG 370R, 371R, 372R, 373

     
    AND
    Requirement 2:

    Take 2 Courses     Min GPA: 2.0
    ENG 311, 312, 313, 315, 316, 318R, 331, 332, 333, 334, 335, 350R, 351, 352, 353, 354, 355, 361, 362, 363R, 370R, 371R, 372R, 373, 418, 440, 442, 452

     
    AND
    Requirement 3:

    Take all of these Courses    
    ED 200
    SECED 252, 280, 322, 410, 492


     
    B.A.  in English Education (836)   
    The B.A. in English Education major provides students an opportunity for significant intellectual growth, personal development, and career preparation. English Education focuses on educational theories and methods for teaching literature and composition. Course work includes the English and Teacher Education cores. The English Education B.A. major prepares students to become professional English teachers, grades 6-12, in Idaho and 42 other states.

    For a listing of approved Secondary Education majors and minors see the Teacher Education section of this catalog.
     
    Minor Required

    General Education Requirements

    As you fill the General Education and University requirements, take the classes listed below and then go to the General Education section for a complete listing of the requirements.
     
    Requirement 1:

    Take all of these Courses     Min GPA: 2.0
    ENG 111, 314

     
    AND
    Requirement 2:

    Take this Course    
    ED 270

     
    Major Requirements
       
    Requirement 1:

    Take all of these Courses     Min GPA: 2.0
    ENG 251, 325, 356, 430, 450, 495
     
    AND
    Literature Survey
    Take 3 Courses     Min GPA: 2.0
    ENG 331, 332, 333, 334, 335
     
    AND
    Author Studies
    Take 1 Course     Min GPA: 2.0
    ENG 370R, 371R, 372R, 373

     
    AND
    Requirement 2:

    Take all of these Courses    
    ED 200
    SECED 252, 280, 322, 410, 492



    Minor in  English (133)   
    The English Minor offers students from other disciplines a general background in English. Students examine significant literary and rhetorical works to broaden their personal development and career preparation.
    Requirement 1:

    Take all of these Courses     Min GPA: 2.0
    ENG 111, 251, 314, 450

    AND
    Literature Survey
    Take 3 Courses     Min GPA: 2.0
    ENG 331, 332, 333, 334, 335

     
    AND
    Requirement 2:

    Take 1 Course     Min GPA: 2.0
    ENG 218, 250, 311, 312, 313, 315, 316, 318R, 350R, 351, 352, 353, 354, 355, 356, 361, 362, 363R, 370R, 371R, 372R, 373, 440, 442

    AND
    Studies in Genre/World Literature
    Take 1 Course     Min GPA: 2.0
    ENG 350R, 351, 352, 353, 354, 355, 356, 361, 362, 363R



    Minor in  English Education (134)   
    The English Education Minor offers potential teachers from other disciplines a general background in English. Students examine significant literary and rhetorical works to broaden their personal development and certify to teach English in grades 6-12 in Idaho and 42 other states.

    For a listing of approved Secondary Education majors and minors see the Teacher Education section of this catalog.

    Take all of these Courses     Min GPA: 2.0
    ENG 111, 251, 314, 325, 430, 450

    AND
    Literature Survey
    Take 2 Courses     Min GPA: 2.0
    ENG 331, 332, 333, 334, 335
     
    Course Descriptions

    ENG 100 Reading Comprehension (2:2:2)
    Prerequisite: ACT composite score 17 or below and/or instructor referral.
    Emphasizes basic reading skills: vocabulary building, comprehension, and fluency.
    (Winter, Summer, and Fall)
     
    ENG 101 Reading and Learning Strategies (0.5-4:2:0)
    Emphasizes skills for textbook study and comprehension. (Individual tutoring available.)
    (Winter, Summer, and Fall)
     
    ENG 106 Basic Writing (3:3:0)
    Emphasizes basic writing conventions: effective sentences, paragraphs, and short essays. Recommended for individuals with an ACT English score of 17 or below.
    (Winter, Summer, and Fall)
     
    ENG 107 College Reading (3:3:1)
    Develops reading skills for improved textbook comprehension in the arts and sciences.
    (Winter, Summer, and Fall)
     
    ENG 108 English Language Development (ELD) - Oral (3:3:1)
    Prerequisite: International student whose primary language is not English.
    Focuses on the improvement of English skills for non-native speakers. Emphasizes oral communication.
    (Winter, Summer 1st block, and Fall)
     
    ENG 108A English Language Development (ELD) - Oral (1.5:3:0)
    Prerequisite: International student whose primary language is not English.
    Focuses on the improvement of English skills for non-native speakers. Emphasizes oral communication.
     
    ENG 109 English Language Development (ELD) - Writing (3:3:1)
    Prerequisite: International student whose primary language is not English.
    Focuses on the improvement of English skills for non-native speakers. Emphasizes written communication. Prepares students for English 111.
    (Winter and Fall)
     
    ENG 111 College Writing (3:3:0)
    Fulfills GE Reading & Writing requirement.
    Focuses on the development of proficient college writing. Emphasizes the composing process, expository and argumentative discourse, research and documentation.
    (Winter, Summer, and Fall)
     
    ENG 111C College Writing (3:3:0)
    Fulfills GE Reading & Writing requirement.
    Equivalent to Eng 111 but taught in a computer classroom. Keyboarding skill is required.
    (Winter, Summer, and Fall)
     
    ENG 218 Creative Writing (3:3:0)
    Prerequisite: Completion of English 111 or 111C.
    Focuses on the creation of original works of poetry, drama, fiction and non-fiction. Introductory course for the creative writing emphasis for English majors. (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.)
    (Winter, Summer, and Fall)
     
    ENG 250 Introduction to Literature (3:3:0)
    Fulfills GE Letters requirement.
    Introduces literary genre: short story, novel, poetry, and drama. Emphasizes skilled reading and analysis of significant examples. (Not recommended for English majors.)
    (Winter, Summer, and Fall)
     
    ENG 251 Fundamentals of Literary Interpretation (3:3:0)
    Fulfills GE Letters requirement.
    Prerequisite: Completion of English 111 or 111C. English and Humanities majors and minors.
    Introduces literary genre: fiction, poetry, drama, and literary theory. (Required for English majors and minors.)
    (Winter, Summer, and Fall)
     
    ENG 311 Advanced Writing and Critical Reading (3:3:0)
    Fulfills GE Reading & Writing requirement.
    Prerequisite: Completion of English 111 or 111C and 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, a research paper, critical analyses, and arguments. (Recommended for General Studies majors.)
    (Winter, Summer, and Fall)
     
    ENG 311C Advanced Writing and Critical Reading (3:3:0)
    Fulfills GE Reading & Writing requirement.
    Prerequisite: Completion of English 111 or 111C and 22 credit hours or sophomore standing.
    Equivalent to English 311 but taught in a computer classroom. Keyboarding skill is required. (Recommended for General Studies majors.)
    (Winter, Summer, and Fall)
     
    ENG 312 Advanced Writing for Business (3:3:0)
    Fulfills GE Reading & Writing requirement.
    Prerequisite: Completion of English 111 or 111C or Business 220, and at least 22 credit hours or sophomore standing.
    Emphasizes rhetorical strategies, patterns, and aims characteristic of professional business writing with a focus on purpose and audience. (Required for Business majors.)
    (Winter, Summer, and Fall)
     
    ENG 312C Advanced Writing for Business (3:3:0)
    Fulfills GE Reading & Writing requirement.
    Prerequisite: Completion of English 111 or 111C or Business 220, and at least 22 credit hours or sophomore standing.
    Equivalent to English 312, but taught in a computer classroom. Keyboarding skill is required. (Required for Business majors.)
    (Winter, Summer, and Fall)
     
    ENG 313 Advanced Writing for Elementary Education Majors (3:3:0)
    Fulfills GE Reading & Writing requirement.
    Prerequisite: Elementary Education major, English 111 or 111C, and at least 22 credit hours or sophomore standing.
    Emphasizes writing proficiency by focusing on the writing process, collaborative writing, and techniques for teaching writing in elementary school. (Required for Elementary Education majors.)
    (Winter, Summer, and Fall)
     
    ENG 313C Advanced Writing for Elementary Education Majors (3:3:0)
    Fulfills GE Reading & Writing requirement.
    Prerequisite: Elementary Education major, English 111 or 111C, and at least 22 credit hours or sophomore standing.
    Equivalent to English 313 but taught in a computer classroom. Keyboarding skill is required. (Required for Elementary Education majors.)
    (No regular offering.)
     
    ENG 314 Advanced Writing/English and Humanities (3:3:0)
    Fulfills GE Reading & Writing requirement.
    Prerequisite: Completion of English 111 or 111C, English 251, and at least 22 credit hours or sophomore standing.
    Emphasizes literature-based expository and research writing. Requires analytical essays including explication, literary analysis, interpretation, and resource reports. (Required for English majors.)
    (Winter, Summer, and Fall)
     
    ENG 315 Advanced Writing in the Social Sciences (3:3:0)
    Fulfills GE Reading & Writing requirement.
    Prerequisite: Completion of English 111 or 111C and at least 22 credits or sophomore standing.
    Emphasizes writing in the social sciences by focusing on correspondence, resource reports, critiques, and arguments. (Recommended for Social Science majors.)
    (Winter, Summer, and Fall)
     
    ENG 315C Advanced Writing in the Social Sciences (3:3:0)
    Fulfills GE Reading & Writing requirement.
    Prerequisite: Completion of English 111 or 111C and at least 22 credit hours or sophomore standing.
    Equivalent to English 315 but taught in a computer classroom. Keyboarding skill is required. (Recommended for Social Science majors.)
    (No regular offering.)
     
    ENG 316 Advanced Writing/Technical Communication (3:3:0)
    Fulfills GE Reading & Writing requirement.
    Prerequisite: Completion of English 111 or 111C and at least 22 credit hours or sophomore standing.
    Emphasizes accuracy and skill in writing scientific pamphlets, articles, reports, and memoranda. (Required for Computer Engineering, Computer Science, and Biology majors.)
    (Winter, Summer, and Fall)
     
    ENG 316C Advanced Writing/Technical Communication (3:3:0)
    Fulfills GE Reading & Writing requirement.
    Prerequisite: Completion of English 111 or 111C and 22 credits or sophomore standing.
    Equivalent to English 316 but taught in a computer classroom. Keyboarding skill is required. (Required for Computer Engineering, Computer Science and Biology majors.)
    (Winter, Summer, and Fall)
     
    ENG 318R Advanced Creative Writing (3:3:0)
    Prerequisite: Completion of English 111 or 111C.
    Focuses on the creation of original writing in fiction, poetry, drama, or creative non-fiction. May be repeated for credit. See schedule for specific offerings.
    (Winter and Fall)
     
    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. (Required for English majors.)
    (Winter, Summer, and Fall)
     
    ENG 331 British Literature - Medieval and Renaissance (3:3:0)
    Fulfills GE Letters requirement.
    Prerequisite: Completion of English 251.
    Examines works and authors of the Medieval and Renaissance periods from Beowulf to Milton, and the influence of historical events, philosophical ideas, and literary trends on the works and authors.
    (Winter and Fall)
     
    ENG 332 British Literature - Neoclassic and Romantic (3:3:0)
    Fulfills GE Letters requirement.
    Prerequisite: Completion of English 251.
    Examines works and authors of the Neoclassic and Romantic periods from Dryden to Keats, and the influence of historical events, philosophical ideas, and literary trends on the works and authors.
    (Winter, Summer, and Fall)
     
    ENG 333 British Literature - Victorian and Modern (3:3:0)
    Fulfills GE Letters requirement.
    Prerequisite: Completion of English 251.
    Examines works and authors of the Victorian and Modern periods from Carlyle to Eliot, and the influence of historical events, philosophical ideas, and literary trends on the works and authors.
    (Winter, Summer, and Fall)
     
    ENG 334 American Literature - Colonial and Romantic (3:3:0)
    Fulfills GE Letters requirement.
    Prerequisite: Completion of English 251.
    Examines works and authors of the Colonial and Romantic periods from Bradstreet to Dickinson, and the influence of historical events, philosophical ideas, and literary trends on the works and authors.
    (Winter, Summer, and Fall)
     
    ENG 335 American Literature - Realism and Modern (3:3:0)
    Fulfills GE Letters requirement.
    Prerequisite: Completion of English 251.
    Examines works and authors of the Realism and Modern periods from Crane to Ellison, and the influence of historical events, philosophical ideas, and literary trends on the works and authors.
    (Winter, Summer, and Fall)
     
    ENG 350R Themes in Literature (3:3:0)
    Traces an important theme (nature, utopian ideals, urban/rural tensions) as expressed in various literary genre and through historical periods. (May be repeated for credit. See schedule for specific offerings.)
    (Winter and Fall)
     
    ENG 351 Fiction (3:3:0)
    Fulfills GE Letters requirement.
    Explores the development and characteristics of short fiction and/or the novel.
    (Winter and Fall)
     
    ENG 352 Poetry (3:3:0)
    Fulfills GE Letters requirement.
    Introduces major poets and analyzes significant poetry, indicating cultural and artistic relationships to other art forms.
    (Winter, Summer, and Fall)
     
    ENG 353 Drama (3:3:0)
    Fulfills GE Letters requirement.
    Explores literary study of plays, encompassing their historical, critical, and social contexts.
    (Winter and Fall)
     
    ENG 354 Non-fiction (3:3:0)
    Fulfills GE Letters requirement.
    Emphasizes extensive reading, writing, and study of non-fiction works by major authors. Includes genre such as history, philosophy, speeches, journals, reviews, columns, letters.
    (On demand.)
     
    ENG 355 Children's Literature (3:3:0)
    Introduces students to the spectrum of children's literature, past and present. Emphasizes teacher education. (Required for Elementary Education majors.)
    (Winter, Summer, and Fall)
     
    ENG 356 Young Adult Literature (3:3:0)
    Focuses on evaluating, promoting, and teaching young adult literature in the public schools. (Required for Secondary Education English majors.)
    (Winter and Fall)
     
    ENG 361 Sacred and Religious Literature (3:3:0)
    Examines a variety of sacred and religious texts, explores connections betwen literature and religious ideals, and provides an interpretive framework.
    (On demand.)
     
    ENG 362 World Literature (3:3:0)
    Fulfills GE Letters requirement.
    Surveys contemporary and/or classical world literature with an emphasis on literary and cultural backgrounds. (Recommended for English, Anthropology, Foreign Language, History, Humanities, and International Studies majors.)
    (On demand.)
     
    ENG 363R Ethnic Literature (3:3:0)
    Emphasizes a literary study of texts produced by ethnic writers or of texts that address ethnic identity. Includes genre such as essays, fiction, novels, poems, plays, and/or autobiographies. (May be repeated for credit. See schedule for specific offerings.)
    (Winter or Fall)
     
    ENG 370R Major Authors (3:3:0)
    Focuses on the life and works of one major writer or the life and works of a few related authors. (May be repeated for credit. See schedule for specific offerings.)
    (Winter and Fall)
     
    ENG 371R Contemporary Authors (3:3:0)
    Focuses on several contemporary creative writers, exploring themes and literary elements. (May be repeated for credit. See schedule for specific offerings.)
    (Winter or Fall)
     
    ENG 372R Regional Authors (3:3:0)
    Focuses on important literature in relationship to a specific place and historical setting, such as the American West, the South, New England, and Ireland. (May be repeated for credit. See schedule for specific offerings.)
    (On demand.)
     
    ENG 373 Shakespeare (3:3:0)
    Fulfills GE Letters requirement.
    Focuses on the works of Shakespeare, his contemporaries, and the culture of Elizabethan England.
    (Winter, Summer, and Fall)
     
    ENG 397R Practicum (3:3:0)
    Provides practical experience in the teaching of English to majors who plan to teach writing on a secondary or university level. Rotating topics may include course design, writing assessment, teaching strategies.
     
    ENG 398R English Internship (1-6:0:0)
    Prerequisite: Completion of English 111, English 251, and English 314.
    Applied practice and/or teaching of writing, editing, research, or literary analysis. To arrange an internship, contact the English Department.
    (Winter, Summer, and Fall)
     
    ENG 418 Creative Writing and Publishing (3:3:0)
    Prerequisite: English 218 or 318R.
    Focuses on workshops, document production, portfolio preparation, and editing. Prepares students for creative publishing. (Culminating course for English Majors/Creative Writing Emphasis.)
    (Winter only.)
     
    ENG 430 Teaching English in Secondary Schools (3:3:0)
    Provides practical experience in developing strategies and lesson plans for teaching reading, writing, and literature in secondary schools. (Culminating class for English Education majors.)
    (Winter, Summer, and Fall)
     
    ENG 440 Studies in Literary Theory (3:3:0)
    Prerequisite: Completion of English 251.
    Surveys predominant critical theories for literary study and interpretation. (Required for English Majors/Literary Studies Emphasis.)
    (Fall only.)
     
    ENG 442 Literature and Culture (3:3:0)
    Prerequisite: English Major core classes.
    Examines the interdisciplinary relationship between literature and one of the following significant cultural areas: myth, philosophy, humanities, psychology, economics, or politics. (Culminating course for English Majors/Literary Studies Emphasis.)
    (Winter only.)
     
    ENG 450 Writing and Reading Processes (3:3:0)
    Prerequisite: Completion of English 251, 314, and 325.
    Exposes students to the theories and applications of the writing and reading processes. (Required for English Majors and Minors.)
    (Winter, Summer, and Fall)
     
    ENG 452 Professional Writing and Editing (3:3:0)
    Prerequisite: English 312 or 316.
    Builds expertise for developing, designing and editing professional documents. Provides students both advanced instruction and opportunities for "real-world" applications. (Culminating course for English Major/Professional Writing Emphasis.)
    (Winter and Fall)
     
    ENG 495 Senior Writing/Critical Thinking Seminar (3:3:0)
    Provides the capstone experience for all English Majors. Requires the preparation of a senior portfolio representing the student's best work. (Required for English Majors.)
    (Winter, Summer, and Fall)
     
    ENG 495C Senior Writing/Critical Thinking Seminar (3:3:0)
    Equivalent to English 495 but taught in a computer classroom. Keyboarding skill is required.
    (No regular offering.)