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DISCIPLINE COVER SHEET #2

SEMESTER

CURRICULUM CHANGES

FORM B

(2/00)

FORM B: DISCIPLINE OBJECTIVES AND REQUIREMENTS

(Submit to Division Chair)

Note: All changes become effective the fall semester following Campus Assembly approval.

 

Discipline:

English

Date

9/20/00

See instructions given in separate document.

 

I. Introductory Statement:

This discipline is in the Division of the Humanities. The ideal student of English combines intellectual rigor with insight and sensitivity, uniting those qualities in effective criticism. The courses at UMM aim to foster these qualities in a wide variety of intellectually challenging ways. English is the study of literature and language—its historical, imaginative, and intellectual development.

 

II. Objectives:

Objectives—At UMM, students have the opportunity to examine different periods of literature from the medieval to the present and to take courses in expository and creative writing. They also are able to look in more detail at specific periods, authors, genres, criticism, and theory. Students learn how to discuss methodically and imaginatively what they have read: how the author has structured the text and how literary language achieves its effects and directs the reader’s response to the text. English courses involve learning to write effectively about literature, to analyze carefully, and to construct coherent arguments. The English program is designed to expose students to British and American literature of different periods, with an emphasis on various approaches to literary study. Students learn to discuss, orally and in writing, what they have read: how the author has structured the text and how literary language achieves its effects and directs the reader’s response to the text. The major offers both broad exposure to and in-depth study of literature and language, as well as courses in creative and expository writing. English courses combine analysis and writing to teach students to be effective critical and imaginative readers and writers.

 

III. Assessment:

 

IV. Requirements for a Major:

Major Requirements include a minimum of 10 courses (40 credits).

Prerequisite courses:

Engl 1100—Variable Topics in Interpreting Literature

Engl 2011—Analysis of Introduction to Poetry and Poetic Language

Advanced courses:

A. At least two courses in British literature from:

Engl 3101—Medieval to Renaissance in English Literature

Engl 3111—British Romanticism: Origins and Influences

Engl 3121—Victorian and Modern British Literature

B. At least one course in American literature from:

Engl 3201—The Pluralistic Roots of U.S. Literature

Engl 3211—New Visions of U.S. Literature

C. At least one course from:

Engl 3301—Multicultural Literature

Engl 3311—Native American Literature

Engl 3321—Women’s Literature

Engl 3331 - African American Literature

Engl 3341 – Chicana/o and U.S. Latina/o Literature

Electives: Five Four courses, three two at the 3xxx or and one at the 4xxx level

 

 

V. Requirements for a Minor:

Minor Requirements include a minimum of six courses (24 credits).

Prerequisite courses:

Engl 1100—Variable Topics in Interpreting Literature

Engl 2011—Analysis of Introduction to Poetry and Poetic Language

Advanced courses:

A. At least one course in British literature from:

Engl 3101—Medieval to Renaissance in English Literature

Engl 3111—British Romanticism: Origins and Influences

Engl 3121—Victorian and Modern British Literature

B. At least one course in American literature from:

Engl 3201—The Pluralistic Roots of U.S. Literature

Engl 3211—New Visions of U.S. Literature

C. At least one course from:

Engl 3301—Multicultural Literature

Engl 3311—Native American Literature

Engl 3321—Women’s Literature

Engl 3331 - African American Literature

Engl 3341 – Chicana/o and U.S. Latina/o Literature

 

Electives: Two courses, one One course at the 3xxx or 4xxx level

 

VI. Requirements for Teacher Preparation:

Teacher Preparation Requirements

Students seeking teaching licensure in Communication Arts and Literature 5-12 refer to Education, Secondary (SeEd).

Students completing the course requirements for licensure in Communication Arts/Literature will earn an English major.

Engl 2011—Analysis of Poetry and Poetic Language

Engl 3001—Advanced Expository Writing

Engl 3021—Grammar and Language

Engl 3031—Shakespeare

Engl 3301—Multicultural Literature

Two courses from historical perspectives—

one British:

Engl 3101—Medieval to Renaissance in English Literature

Engl 3111—British Romanticism: Origins and Influences

Engl 3121—Victorian and Modern British Literature

one American:

Engl 3201—The Pluralistic Roots of U.S. Literature

Engl 3211—New Visions of U.S. Literature

Electives: Three courses, one at the 3xxx or 4xxx level

Two courses in speech:

Spch 2101Introduction to Speech Communication

Spch 3301—Media Theory, Criticism, and Problems

Professional education courses as required

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