2009-2010 Catalog 
    
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2009-2010 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

English, BA


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Outcomes

  • Have knowledge of the world in which we live, some of the cultures which have shaped that world, and the behavior of the people who inhabit it through the study of British and American literature
  • Display capacities for and skills to express rational and logical thought clearly and effectively, including the following:
    • Be able to write cogent, clear, coherent, thoughtful, and “mechanically” correct essays of literary analysis
    • Be able to express thoughtful and grammatically sound literary analyses orally
    • Be prepared for a variety of careers with skills in close reading, critical writing, logical analysis, and well-reasoned discussion

Students Who Contemplate Teaching

Statements of curriculum requirements for a Colorado teaching certificate in English may be obtained from the College of Education. Students planning to teach should also confer with a member of the College of Education faculty about the Teacher Education Program. Since requirements for Education and English make a very tight schedule, students should be fully informed as to both departmental and certification requirements by the beginning of the sophomore year.

BA in English with Elementary School Emphasis


Students wishing to major in English to prepare for careers in elementary school teaching take a minimum of 30 hours of English, including the following specific requirements:

Note:


All English majors, including students in English elementary teaching, are required to pass the senior comprehensive essay exam prior to graduating. No course will count toward the major if the grade is below C-. Finally, students who wish to apply a correspondence course towards their English major must secure written permission of the English department chair.

BA in English with Secondary School Emphasis


Students wishing to major in English to prepare for careers as secondary school teachers of English must take a minimum of 39 hours of English, including the following specific requirements:

  • ENGL 131 and 141 (These courses are not counted, however, toward the major requirement of 39 hours, minimum, of English courses.)
  • ENGL 190 Introduction to Literary Studies (designed for English majors and a prerequisite to all other literature courses offered by the department)
  • Either ENGL 251 or ENGL 252 (British literature)
  • Either ENGL 253 or ENGL 254 (British literature)
  • Either ENGL 260 or ENGL 261 (World/Global literature)
  • ENGL 300 (Literary Criticism)
  • ENGL 338 and ENGL 339 (may be taken in any order/American literature)
  • Either ENGL 320, or ENGL 346, or ENGL 355, or ENGL 360 or ENGL 486 (Each of these courses deals with ethnicity and/or gender.)
  • Either ENGL 395, or ENGL 397, or ENGL 398 (Chaucer/Shakespeare)
  • ENGL 301 and ENGL 483 (advanced writing courses)
  • ENGL 311 and ENGL 485 (grammar and language courses)

All English majors, including students in English secondary school teaching, are required to pass the senior comprehensive essay exam prior to graduating. No course will count toward the major if the grade is below C-. Finally, students who wish to apply a correspondence course towards their English major must secure written permission of the English department chair.

BA in English—Transfer Students


Transfer students pursuing a major in English are required to complete a minimum of nine credit hours in the UCCS Department of English, three of which must be a 400 level seminar in literature.

The Minor in English


To complete a minor in English, a total of 21 credit hours is required. A student must pass (with a grade of C- or better) each of the following courses:

  • ENGL 190 Introduction to Literary Studies (a prerequisite to all other literature courses designed for English majors)
  • ENGL 251 or 252 Survey of British Literature I or II
  • ENGL 253 or 254 Survey of British Literature III or IV
  • ENGL 338 or 339 Survey of American Literature I or II
  • Either ENGL 395, 397, or 398 Chaucer, Shakespeare I or Shakespeare II
  • ENGL 300 Literary Criticism
  • any 400 level Seminar in Literature.

The Professional Writing Program


The Professional Writing Program, housed in the Department of English, is intended for those individuals who wish to pursue writing-related careers in business and industry. The program provides students with an excellent opportunity to enhance their credentials and career marketability. In addition, the program makes available to those already involved in writing for business and industry the opportunity to further develop professional skills important to their careers.

General Requirements


  • 39-54 credit hours of English courses
  • Pass the senior comprehensive essay exam prior to graduating
  • No course will count toward the major if the grade is below C

Course Requirements


  • One 400-level course in literature (excludes ENGL 483, ENGL 485, or any other non-literature 400-level course)

Note:


Finally, students who wish to apply a correspondence course towards their English major must secure written permission of the English department chair.

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