2012-2013 Catalog 
    
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2012-2013 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

English, BA


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Emphases within the English major

  • Elementary/Special Education
  • Literature
  • Professional/Technical Writing
  • Rhetoric and Writing
  • Secondary Education

General Requirements

For all emphases, students, including transfers, must complete at least 15 credit hours with the UCCS English department and at least 18 upper-division credit hours.  English majors must achieve grades of C- or higher in all required English courses.  All English majors are required to pass the portfolio assessment process as determined by emphasis prior to graduation.

Students Who Contemplate Teaching

Statements of curricular 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/Special Education Pre-licensure Emphasis


Students wishing to major in English to prepare for careers in elementary/special education take a minimum of 39 hours of English, including the following specific requirements:

BA in English with Literature Emphasis


Learning Outcomes

  • To be able to interpret a range of literary texts representing cultural diversity, various genres, and historical contexts
  • To be able to analyze literary texts through the skills of close reading, the context of literary histories, and the lenses of literary criticism and theory
  • To be able to write cogent, clear, thoughtful essays that demonstrate the student’s control over grammar and mechanics
  • To be able to use electronic and traditional methods of research effectively

Students wishing to major in English with an emphasis in Literature must take a minimum of 45 hours of English, including the following specific requirements:
 

Required (30 credits):


Electives (15 credits):


1 of the 5 courses from designated and non-designated electives must be pre-1800.

6 credit hours of Designated Electives (take 2 of 4)

  • Genre/Style/Literary movement
  • Theory
  • Major Author
  • Global/Comparative literature

9 credit hours of Non-Designated English Electives

BA in English with Professional and Technical Writing Emphasis


Learning Outcomes

Writing

  • Understand the basic nature of language, its structure, its uses, and its rhetorical power
  • Write competently and efficiently in a range of rhetorical genres to multiple audiences for various purposes
  • Communicate technical information effectively and purposefully, both in print and online documents
  • Implement effective documents design, both in print and online work
  • Organize documents coherently
  • Demonstrate knowledge of proper editing skills
  • Control the conventions of standard written english

Research

  • Command effective research skills, both in print and non-print sources
  • Understand and implement usability testing in documents
  • Demonstrate competency in interviewing subject matter experts

Oral Presentation

  • Demonstrate effective oral and presentation skill

Teamwork

  • Communicate and work effectively in a team

Technology Skills

  • Demonstrate use of computer technologies in written, oral, and visual communication
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the influence of technology in contemporary culture

Students wishing to major in English with an emphasis in Professional and Technical Writing must take a minimum of 48 hours in English, including the following specific requirements:

Senior PTW Portfolio Assessment


Complete the senior professional and technical writing portfolio assessment and enroll in ENGL 4090 - PTW Senior Portfolio Practicum .  See PTW Director for details.

BA in English with Rhetoric and Writing Emphasis


Students wishing to major in English to prepare for careers in Rhetoric and Writing take a minimum of 48 hours of English, including the following specific requirements:

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 45 hours of English, including the following specific requirements:

Note:


Students who wish to apply a correspondence course towards their English major must secure written permission from the English department chair or designated advisor.

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