2014-2015 Catalog

English Language and Literature (Engl)

http://www.arts-sciences.und.edu/english

Alberts, Basgier, Beard, Carson, Conway, Czerwiec, Dixon, Donehower, Flynn, Harris, Huang, Kitzes, Koepke, Nelson, O'Donnell, Ommen, Pasch, Robison, Sauer, Shafer, Weaver-Hightower, and Wolfe (Chair)

The English Major

Through the work of research, service, and teaching, the Department of English is committed to the premise that language and literature reflect and shape the world in which we live. Faculty members conduct ongoing research in an array of sub‐fields and interdisciplinary contexts and contribute to academic conversations occurring among humanities scholars on national and international levels. The nationally renowned Writers Conference brings great authors and opportunities for literary discussion to the larger community. Teaching at a wide range of levels, from first‐year writers to Ph.D. students, the Department demonstrates the pleasures and value of a liberal arts education by emphasizing critical and creative thinking, by helping students think carefully about cultural diversity, and by teaching strong written communication skills. In the Department of English, students at all levels of the curriculum are prepared for lives of public citizenship as they learn to analyze texts within complex cultural situations, to write and to think rhetorically, and to engage with diverse perspectives.

The Bachelor of Arts in English gives students strong reading, writing, and analytical skills, as well as an understanding of the broader cultural, historical, and literary contexts in which acts of reading and writing take place. The degree, therefore, is a good foundation for the professions of Law and Medicine, and also for a range of careers in areas such as writing, teaching, publishing, new media, and business or non‐profit organizations.

While requirements for the major and suggested programs of study are described here, students are strongly encouraged to plan their major coursework in consultation with their English department advisers. Advisers can assist students in tailoring programs of study to students’ individual needs and plans.

 

 

B.A. with Major in English

Required 125 credits (36 of which must be numbered 300 or above, and 60 of which must be from a 4-year institution) including:

I. Essential Studies Requirements (see University ES listing).

II. The Following Curriculum:

Major Requirements—36 credits, 20 of which must be at the 300- or 400-level. The following courses are required:

ENGL 271Reading and Writing about Texts3
ENGL 272Introduction to Literary Criticism3
Select one of the following:6
Survey of English Literature I
   and Survey of English Literature II
Survey of American Literature
   and Survey of American Literature
Select one of the folllowing:3
World Literature I
Survey of English Literature I (in addition to 303-304)
Survey of American Literature (in addition to 301-302)
Shakespeare
Shakespeare
Studies in Medieval Literature
Studies in Colonial American Literature
Studies in Renaissance Literature
Studies in Restoration and Eighteenth Century Literature
Studies in Nineteenth Century Literature
Seminar in Literature (when topic is appropriate; consult your adviser)
Select two 400-level courses *
Level IV proficiency in a language other than English.

 

*

400-level courses require students to develop and complete significant independent research, writing, and/or professional projects.

Majors may complete the remaining English credits in any way they wish, with two stipulations:

  • ENGL 423 Methods/Materials for Teaching Middle/Secondary English, the methods course for English Education majors, may not count towards the English major.
  • Twenty credits of English major coursework must be at the 300/400 level.

The English Department encourages majors to take an active role in choosing courses that develop their individual interests and capacities. To help majors tailor course choices to specific interests, here are three sample plans that may help in designing a program of study beyond the major requirements:

Scenario One: You are interested in writing and publishing. Include courses from this list:

ENGL 226Introduction to Creative Writing3
ENGL 306Creative Writing: Fiction3
ENGL 307Creative Writing: Poetry3
ENGL 308The Art of Writing Nonfiction3
ENGL 408Advanced Composition3
ENGL 413The Art of Writing: Poetry3
ENGL 414The Art of Writing: Fiction3

You may also consider pursuing a Certificate in Writing and Editing or taking any of the courses included in the Certificate:

ENGL 425Introduction to Editing and Publishing3
ENGL 426Professional Writing and Editing3
ENGL 427Scholarly Editing3
ENGL 428Digital Humanities3
ENGL 429Studies in Writing and Editing3

Scenario Two : You would like to focus on linguistics (the study of language, including teaching English as a second language, computer languages, translation, etc.) Include courses from this list:

ENGL 209Introduction to Linguistics3
ENGL 309Modern Grammar3
ENGL 370Language and Culture3
ENGL 417Special Topics in Language (topics rotate and may be repeated with different topics)1-4
ENGL 418Second Language Acquisition3
ENGL 419Teaching English as a Second Language3
ENGL 442History of the English Language3

Note: Related language and linguistics courses are taught in the summer through the Summer Institute of Linguistics. A maximum of 10 credits of these courses may be applied to the English major. Students considering graduate work in language and linguistics are urged to study more than one foreign language.

Scenario Three: You are considering attending graduate school in English, in another discipline, or law school. Include courses from this list:

ENGL 372Literary Theory (topics rotate and may be repeated with different topics)3
Advanced study in particular genres or periods (topics rotate and may be repeated with different topics)
ENGL 401Studies in Medieval Literature3
ENGL 403Studies in Colonial American Literature3
ENGL 404Studies in Renaissance Literature3
ENGL 405Studies in Restoration and Eighteenth Century Literature3
ENGL 406Studies in Nineteenth Century Literature3
ENGL 407Studies in Twentieth Century Literature3
ENGL 408Advanced Composition3
ENGL 415Seminar in Literature (topics rotate and may be repeated with different topics)1-4

B.A. with Major in English

Teacher Licensure

Through a partnership with the College of Education and Human Development, and the Department of Teaching and Learning, students may seek secondary licensure in English. The following program of study must be completed:

I. The English major (described above), including level-four proficiency in a foreign language, 3 hours of speech, and 3 hours of developmental reading (T&L 416 Adolescent Literacy Development). (For Middle School licensure, 6 hours of developmental reading are required, including T&L 409 Reading in the Content Areas.) ENGL 423 Methods/Materials for Teaching Middle/Secondary English does not count toward the 36-hour English major.

Students are advised to create a major in which courses that satisfy the demands of a career in secondary teaching are balanced against the broader range of courses offered by the Department.

Required in the major:

ENGL 309Modern Grammar3
ENGL 359Young Adult Literature3
ENGL 308The Art of Writing Nonfiction3
or ENGL 408 Advanced Composition
Total Credits9

Recommended in the major:

ENGL 209Introduction to Linguistics3
ENGL 301Survey of English Literature I3
ENGL 302Survey of English Literature II3
ENGL 303Survey of American Literature3
ENGL 304Survey of American Literature3
ENGL 315Shakespeare3
ENGL 316Shakespeare3
ENGL 357Women Writers and Readers3
ENGL 359Young Adult Literature3
ENGL 365Black American Writers3
Total Credits30

II. Admission to the Secondary Program, normally while taking T&L 250 Introduction to Education. (See College of Education and Human Development for admission and licensing requirements).

III. The Program in Secondary Education, to include:

T&L 319Inclusive Strategies3
T&L 339Technology for Teachers2
T&L 345Curriculum Development and Instruction3
T&L 350Development and Education of the Adolescent3
T&L 416Adolescent Literacy Development3
ENGL 423Methods/Materials for Teaching Middle/Secondary English (spring only)3
T&L 432Classroom Management2-3
T&L 433Multicultural Education3
T&L 486Field Experience *1-4
T&L 487Student Teaching4-16
T&L 488Senior Seminar1
Total Credits28-44

 

*

taken concurrently with ENGL 423 Methods/Materials for Teaching Middle/Secondary English; 60 hours per semester

English majors seeking secondary licensure must have an adviser in both the English Department and the Department of Teaching and Learning.

Students planning to teach in Minnesota are required to take coursework in Middle Level Education; consult Teaching & Learning advisers for more information.

IV. Optional

T&L 386Field Experience1
T&L 390Special Topics1-3
Total Credits2-4

 

 

 

Minor in English

Required: 20 hours, including:

ENGL 271Reading and Writing about Texts3
ENGL 272Introduction to Literary Criticism3
English electives numbered 300 or above14-15
Total Credits20-21

Students seeking secondary certification in another discipline who wish to achieve a minor in English should take the following courses as part of the minor:

ENGL 309Modern Grammar3
ENGL 359Young Adult Literature3
ENGL 308The Art of Writing Nonfiction3
or ENGL 408 Advanced Composition
Total Credits9

 

 

 

Certificate in Writing and Editing

The ability to present ideas and concepts articulately and in a professional style is highly valued by employers, no matter what the medium or context - print or digital; business, commerce, or the academy. Courses are designed with three goals for student learning:

  • to introduce the role of the processing of information in our current culture, both in print and electronic media;
  • to offer hands-on experience in the production of texts in academic and commercial contexts;
  • to promote the clear and concise dissemination of ideas and information.

Those students going on to academic careers will have been involved in an advanced, specialized aspect of publication and authorship in Scholarly Editing, for example. Digital Humanities, offered in cooperation with the staff of the Chester Fritz Library, provides both theory and practice in digitizing archival materials.

The certificate is comprised of 16 credit hours and may be earned in any major or on its own. Because the courses are not consecutive or sequential, the program is flexible. The following courses are required for the certificate:

ENGL 425Introduction to Editing and Publishing3
ENGL 426Professional Writing and Editing3
ENGL 427Scholarly Editing3
ENGL 428Digital Humanities3
ENGL 429Studies in Writing and Editing3
Total Credits15

In addition, at least one credit of internship is required. A similar or related course (e.g., graphic arts, translation, reviewing, art of the book) may substitute for one of the five required courses, upon approval of the department.

Courses

ENGL 100. Individualized Instruction in College Composition. 1 Credit.

(Not Degree Countable). Supplemental, individualized writing support for students enrolled in English 110. Prerequisite: An ACT English score of 14-17 or an SAT Writing score of 360-420 or a COMPASS Writing Skills score of 76 or below or a ACCUPLACER WritePlacer score of 4 or below; ENGL 110 is the corequisite. F,S.

ENGL 110. College Composition I. 3 Credits.

Immersion in college-level critical reading and expository writing, emphasizing revision and careful preparation of manuscripts. The credit from this course will not count toward an English major or minor. Prerequisite: An ACT English score of 18 or above or an SAT Writing score of 430 or above or a COMPASS Writing Skills score of 77 or above or an ACCUPLACER WritePlacer score of 5 or above or ENGL 95. F,S.

ENGL 130. Composition II: Writing for Public Audiences. 3 Credits.

Continues the work of College Composition I with an emphasis on rhetoric and critical thinking. Requires the writing and production of both primary and secondary research, while asking students to apply that research to larger community issues. Students will practice writing with an immediate and explicit public purpose. Prerequisite: ENGL 110. F,S.

ENGL 209. Introduction to Linguistics. 3 Credits.

An introduction to the nature of language, phonology, grammar, semantics, and historical, geographical, social, and developmental aspects of language. F,S.

ENGL 225. Introduction to Film. 3 Credits.

The study of film drama, concentrating on appreciation and evaluation of motion pictures. F,S.

ENGL 226. Introduction to Creative Writing. 3 Credits.

An introduction to the types and basic principles of creative writing, taught through a combination of class discussion and practice-writing. F,S.

ENGL 227. Introduction to Literature and Culture. 3 Credits.

A course with alternating topics that asks students to read literary texts of a variety of genres. The course may emphasize form and texts from various historical periods as it introduces students to the pleasures of analyzing text and culture. Repeatable when topics vary. F,S.

ENGL 228. Diversity in Global Literatures. 3 Credits.

This course will explore global literatures with a special emphasis on concepts like culture, difference, and diversity. The course will analyze global literature in cultural and historical contexts, and will emphasize the complex ways that literature is influenced by issues of social power (especially those that affect significant categories through which social inequalities are negotiated--such as gender, race, class, and sexual orientation). F.

ENGL 229. Diversity in U.S. Literatures. 3 Credits.

This course will explore U.S. literatures with a special emphasis on concepts like culture, difference, and diversity. The course will analyze literature in cultural and historical contexts, and will emphasize the complex ways that literature is influenced by issues of social power (especially those that affect significant categories through which social inequalities are negotiated--such as gender, race, class, and sexual orientation). F.

ENGL 235. The Art of Filmmaking. 3 Credits.

This is a hands-on workshop-oriented course where students practice the art of filmmaking. The course may include screenwriting and/or film production. F,S.

ENGL 241. World Literature I. 3 Credits.

Great literature of western Europe, or in the European tradition, studied with emphasis upon intellectual and cultural values. F.

ENGL 242. World Literature II. 3 Credits.

Great literature of western Europe, or in the European tradition, studied with emphasis upon intellectual and cultural values. S.

ENGL 271. Reading and Writing about Texts. 3 Credits.

A writing-intensive introduction to English Studies offering practice in the conventions of analyzing texts and of writing literary analysis. Required of English majors. F,S.

ENGL 272. Introduction to Literary Criticism. 3 Credits.

A writing-intensive course that introduces students to various schools of literary criticism. Required of English majors. F,S.

ENGL 299. Special Topics. 1-4 Credits.

A course for undergraduate students, on topics varying from term to term. Repeatable when topics vary. F,S.

ENGL 301. Survey of English Literature I. 3 Credits.

English literature from its beginnings to the twenty-first century. F.

ENGL 302. Survey of English Literature II. 3 Credits.

English literature from its beginnings to the twenty-first century. S.

ENGL 303. Survey of American Literature. 3 Credits.

The literature of the United States from its beginnings to the twenty-first century. F.

ENGL 304. Survey of American Literature. 3 Credits.

The literature of the United States from its beginnings to the twenty-first century. S.

ENGL 306. Creative Writing: Fiction. 3 Credits.

Intermediate-level study and practice of fiction-writing. Prerequisite: ENGL 226 or instructor's permission. F,S.

ENGL 307. Creative Writing: Poetry. 3 Credits.

Intermediate-level study and practice of poetry-writing. Prerequisite: ENGL 226 or instructor's permission. F,S.

ENGL 308. The Art of Writing Nonfiction. 3 Credits.

Advanced writing. Emphasis on rhetorical effectiveness and style. Prerequisite: ENGL 120 or ENGL 125 or ENGL 130. F,S.

ENGL 309. Modern Grammar. 3 Credits.

Various approaches to the structure of modern English, with emphasis on dialect variation and applications to the problems of teaching. F.

ENGL 315. Shakespeare. 3 Credits.

Shakespeare's works studied in chronological sequence. F.

ENGL 316. Shakespeare. 3 Credits.

Shakespeare's works studied in chronological sequence. S.

ENGL 320. Studies in American Fiction. 3 Credits.

Repeatable when topics vary. F.

ENGL 321. Studies in American Poetry. 3 Credits.

Repeatable when topics vary. F.

ENGL 322. Studies in American Drama. 3 Credits.

Repeatable when topics vary. S.

ENGL 330. Studies in English Fiction. 3 Credits.

Repeatable when topics vary. S.

ENGL 331. Studies in English Poetry. 3 Credits.

Repeatable when topics vary. S.

ENGL 332. Studies in English Drama. 3 Credits.

Repeatable when topics vary. F.

ENGL 357. Women Writers and Readers. 3 Credits.

Literature by and about women, examining the social, historical, and aesthetic significance of the works. Repeatable when topics vary. F,S.

ENGL 359. Young Adult Literature. 3 Credits.

The study of literature for and about young adults (from the middle school through the high school years), examining the social, historical, and aesthetic significance of the works. S.

ENGL 365. Black American Writers. 3 Credits.

Writing by Black Americans studied for understanding and critical appreciation. S.

ENGL 367. American Indian Literatures. 3 Credits.

A study of historical and contemporary literature by American Indians. S.

ENGL 369. Literature and Culture. 3 Credits.

The study of literature in its cultural context. Repeatable when topics vary. F,S.

ENGL 370. Language and Culture. 3 Credits.

Interaction of language with other cultural subsystems. (Same course as Anthropology 370.) Prerequisite: ENGL 209. S.

ENGL 372. Literary Theory. 3 Credits.

An exploration of particular writers of, approaches to, or debates within literary theory and criticism. Topic varies by semester. Repeatable. F,S.

ENGL 397. Cooperative Education. 1-8 Credits.

A course designed to offer English majors work experience related to their disciplinary training in close reading, careful writing, and interpretative analysis. Repeatable to 15 credits. Prerequisites: 15 credits completed in English, 2.5 overall GPA, and 2.75 GPA in English. (See Department for approval) F,S,SS.

ENGL 398. Independent Study. 1-4 Credits.

Supervised independent study. Only 6 hours may apply to the 36-hour English major. Prerequisites: English majors only and written consent of the department. F,S.

ENGL 399. Honors Tutorial. 2-4 Credits.

ENGL 401. Studies in Medieval Literature. 3 Credits.

A course in the literature of England in the medieval period. Repeatable when topics vary. F, even years.

ENGL 403. Studies in Colonial American Literature. 3 Credits.

A course in the literature of America in the colonial period. Repeatable when topics vary. F, even years.

ENGL 404. Studies in Renaissance Literature. 3 Credits.

A course in the literature of the English Renaissance. Repeatable when topics vary. S, odd years.

ENGL 405. Studies in Restoration and Eighteenth Century Literature. 3 Credits.

A course in the English literature of the Restoration and 18th century. Repeatable when topics vary. S, even years.

ENGL 406. Studies in Nineteenth Century Literature. 3 Credits.

A course in literature in English of the 19th Century. Repeatable when topics vary. F,S.

ENGL 407. Studies in Twentieth Century Literature. 3 Credits.

A course in literature in English of the 20th Century. Repeatable when topics vary. F,S.

ENGL 408. Advanced Composition. 3 Credits.

Intensive work in advanced writing in English Studies or other professional fields. Prerequisite: ENGL 120 or ENGL 125 or ENGL 130. S.

ENGL 409. Art of the Cinematic Drama. 3 Credits.

An investigation of the aesthetics of the film drama with a concentration on the theory and evaluation of the medium. This course examines the relationship of the verbal and visual arts. Repeatable when topics vary. Prerequisite: ENGL 225. S.

ENGL 413. The Art of Writing: Poetry. 3 Credits.

Intermediate and advanced-level study and practice of poetry-writing. Repeatable once. Prerequisite: ENGL 226 or instructor's permission. F.

ENGL 414. The Art of Writing: Fiction. 3 Credits.

Continues the work of ENGL 306, Creative Writing: Fiction, at the advanced level. Prerequisite: ENGL 306 or instructor's permission. S.

ENGL 415. Seminar in Literature. 1-4 Credits.

A course for advanced students on topics varying from year to year. Repeatable. S.

ENGL 417. Special Topics in Language. 1-4 Credits.

A course for advanced students on topics varying from year to year. Repeatable. F.

ENGL 418. Second Language Acquisition. 3 Credits.

This course focuses on recent second language acquisition (SLA) research findings from the areas of linguistics, psychology, education, and communication and on how to relate these findings to language learning and teaching. Prerequisite: ENGL 209. S.

ENGL 419. Teaching English as a Second Language. 3 Credits.

An introduction to the principles of teaching English as a second language, with special attention to tutoring. Prerequisite: ENGL 209. F.

ENGL 423. Methods/Materials for Teaching Middle/Secondary English. 3 Credits.

Various teaching methods, strategies, and materials used in teaching middle and secondary school English. For English education majors only. Prerequisites: T&L 250 and T&L 345.Corequisite: T&L 486. S.

ENGL 425. Introduction to Editing and Publishing. 3 Credits.

An overview of editing as a career and of publishing as a process from the perspective of both the editor and the writer. Explores job opportunties in the field, and helps students develop an introductory skills set for gaining those jobs. F.

ENGL 426. Professional Writing and Editing. 3 Credits.

Intensive practice in preparing technical and other professional materials written for dissemination through various media. Explores the methods of gaining the necessary knowledge to work with vocabularies that are not familiar, and the necessary high standards that are required in work published for selected audiences as well as the general public. S, even years.

ENGL 427. Scholarly Editing. 3 Credits.

An exploration of the history of the book, practice in preparing specialized texts for presentation in print and online, and experience working with authors, editors, and university presses and academic journals. S, even years.

ENGL 428. Digital Humanities. 3 Credits.

Examines the growing necessity for digital products in the humanities and moves the concept of publishing from hard copy to electronic copy. Students will have hands-on opportunities to create new knowledge by working on projects across campus such as digitizing materials in the library's special collections department and working directly with professors' research initiatives. F, even years.

ENGL 429. Studies in Writing and Editing. 3 Credits.

A course for advanced students on topics in Writing and Editing, varying from year to year. F, even years.

ENGL 442. History of the English Language. 3 Credits.

The development of the language from the earliest times to the present. This course is recommended for all prospective English teachers. S.

ENGL 489. Senior Honors Thesis. 1-8 Credits.

Supervised independent study culminating in a thesis. Repeatable to 9 credits. Prerequisites: Consent of the Department and approval of the Honors Committee. F,S.

ENGL 95. Introduction to Academic Writing. 3 Credits.

(Not Degree Countable). A course which helps students practice the academic writing skills that they will continue to develop in English 110. Course includes instruction in the reading of academic arguments, the process of revision, and the conventions associated with integrating sources into written work. Prerequisite: An ACT English score of 13 or below or an SAT writing score of 350 or below or department approval. F.

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