Major in English

Students working toward a degree in English may choose from the following three options: literature, rhetoric and language and education.

Concentration Options

Complete the following core courses (18 credits):

 

ENGL A201 Masterpieces of World Literature I 3
  ENGL A202 Masterpieces of World Literature II 3
  ENGL A351 Poetry 3
  ENGL A433 Literacy, Rhetoric, and Social Practice 3
  ENGL A435 History of Criticism 3
  ENGL A476 History of English Language 


Complete one of the following options:

 

LITERATURE OPTION (24 credits):

 

Complete 3 credits from national literature:

 

ENGL A301

Literature of Britain I

3

 

ENGL A302

Literature of Britain II

3

 

ENGL A305

National Literatures in English 

3

 

ENGL A306

Literature of the United States I

3

ENGL A307

Literature of the United States II

3

Complete 3 credits from one period and 6 from the other period:

Earlier

ENGL A310

Ancient Literature

3

 

ENGL A315

Survey of Medieval Literature

3

ENGL A320

Renaissance Literature

3

ENGL A325

Neoclassical Literature

3

 

Later

ENGL A330

Literature of Romanticism

3

ENGL A340

The Victorian Period

3

ENGL A343

Modern and Contemporary Literature

3

 

ENGL A440

Topics in Comparative Literature

3

Complete 3 credits from genre:

 

 

ENGL A361

The Novel

3

 

ENGL A363

Short Story

3

 

ENGL A371

Narrative Nonfiction

3

 

ENGL A381

Drama

3

 

ENGL A383

Film Interpretation

3

 

ENGL A391

Genres of Subject and Theme

3

Complete 6 credits from specialized studies:

 

 

ENGL A424

Shakespeare

3

 

and one of the following:

 

 

ENGL A429

Major Authors

3

 

ENGL A444

Topics in Native Literatures

3

 

ENGL A445

Alaska Native Literatures

3

Complete 3 credits upper division English or Creative Writing and Literary Arts elective

3

   
RHETORIC AND LANGUAGE OPTION: 24 credits

Complete 6 credits from nature of language

 

LING A101

The Nature of Language

3

 

LING A201

Intermediate Grammar

3

Complete 6 credits from advanced composition:

ENGL A311

Advanced Composition

3

 

ENGL A312

Advanced Technical Writing

3

ENGL A313

Professional Writing and Editing

3

ENGL A414

Research Writing

3

Complete 3 credits from applied linguistics:

 

 

ENGL A450

Linguistics and English Language Teaching

4

 

ENGL A487

Standard Written English

4

 

ENGL A495

Internship in Professional Writing

1-6

Complete 3 credits from rhetoric and language theory:

 

 

ENGL A475

Modern Grammar

3

 

ENGL A478

Public Science Writing

3

 

ENGL A491

Topics in Composition and Rhetoric

3

Complete 6 credits upper-division electives:

6

 

One upper-division Rhetoric course

3

 

One upper-division English or Creative Writing and Literary Arts elective

3

 

 
SECONDARY EDUCATION OPTION 24

Complete 12 credits from Reading and Literature:

ENGL A424

Shakespeare*

3

and one of the following:

ENGL A361

The Novel

3

ENGL A363

Short Story

3

ENGL A371

Narrative Nonfiction

3

ENGL A381

Drama*

3

ENGL A383

Film Interpretation*

3

ENGL A391

Genres of Subject and Theme

3

and one of the following:

ENGL A306

Literature of the United States I

3

ENGL A307

Literature of the United States II

3

and one of the following:

ENGL A305

National Literatures in English

3

ENGL A343

Modern and Contemporary Literature

3

ENGL A440

Topics in Comparative Literature

3

ENGL A444

Topics in Native Literatures

3

ENGL A445

Alaska Native Literatures

3

Complete 3 credits from language and composition:

ENGL A311

Advanced Composition

3

ENGL A312

Advanced Technical Writing

3

ENGL A313

Professional Writing

3

ENGL A314

Research Writing

3

ENGL A491

Topics in Composition and Rhetoric

3

Complete 9 credits from Language Development & Analysis:

LING A101

The Nature of Language

3

LING A201

Intermediate Grammar

3

 

ENGL A450

Linguistics and English Language Teaching

4


A total of 120 credits is required for the degree, of which 42 credits must be upper division.