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English Department: Curriculum Guide

English Majors | English Major/Secondary Education | English Minor | Writing Minor | Women's Studies Minor

English Majors

Must complete a minimum of 39 credit hours in English:

ENGL 170: Introduction to Literary Studies (3)

 Upper Level Courses


Prerequisite for all students: ENGL 160, 180

3 out of 4 of the following: (9 credits)

Survey Courses

ENGL 357A: Early American Literature (3)
ENGL 357: American Literature, 1865-present (3)
ENGL 360: Medieval & EArly Modern British Lit. (3)
ENGL 364: Major British Writers (3)

Upper-level writing course (3)

1 course from ENGL 310-329, Genre (3)

1 course from ENGL 330-349, Theme (3)

1 course from ENGL 350-359, American Period (3)

1 course from ENGL 360-369, British Period (3)

ENGL 370 Shakespeare (3)
ENGL 495: Senior Seminar (3)

Major Electives (6 credits)


2 courses from ENGL 310-499

General Electives (44-47credits)



English Majors, Secondary Education

Must complete a minimum of 39 credit hours in English:

English 170: Introduction to Literary Studies(3)

Upper Level Courses

Prerequisite for all students: ENGL 160, 180

Survey Courses


3 out of 4 of the following:
(9 credits)

ENGL 357A: Early American Literature(3)
ENGL 357: American Literature, 1865-present(3)
ENGL 360: Medieval & Early Modern British Writers(3)
ENGL 364: Major British Writers(3)

Upper-level writing course ENGL 460-490 (3)

1 course from ENGL 310-329, Genre (3)

1 course from ENGL 330-349, Theme (3)

1 course from ENGL 350-359, American Period (3)

1 course from ENGL 360-369, British Period (3)

ENGL 370: Shakespeare (3)
ENGL 400: Structure of Linguistics (3)
ENGL 412A: Teaching Writing (3)
ENGL 412B: Teaching Literature (3)

Education Program Requirements (34 credits)


EDUC 001-004: Field Exp. (0 credits)
EDUC 100: Intro to Ed.(.5 credits)EDUC 101: Intro to Ed. (.5 credits)
PSY 252: Adol. Psych. (credits)
S ED 100 Characteristics of Students with Mild Disabilities (3 credits)
Educ 461 Method & Materials/ELL (3 credits)
EDUC 005D Practicum (1 credits)
S ED 367 Behavioral & Class Management (3 credits)
EDUC 311 Ed. Psych. (3 credits)
EDUC 411A Effective Instruction in Secondary and K-12 Education (3 credits)
EDUC 414 Social Foundations of Education (3 credits)
EDUC 442 Student Teaching (9 credits)
S ED 300 Curriculum Adaptations (3 credits)

*Effective July 2012 Students entering the program prior to that date may follow a slightly different curriculum.

English Minors

Must complete a minimum of 18 credit hours in English:

ENGL 160: Writing Skills (3)
ENGL 180: Introduction to World Literature (3)

One course from any 4 of the 7 categories listed below:

ENGL 170, Gateway Course (3)
ENGL 310-329, Genre (3)
ENGL 330-349, Theme (3)
ENGL 350-359, American Period (3)
ENGL 360-369, British Period (3)
ENGL 370-399, Other Literature courses (3)
ENGL 400-499, Other English courses (3)


Writing Minors

Must complete a minimum of 18 credit hours in English:

ENGL 160: Writing Skills (3)

Any 5 of the following courses:

ENGL 450: Writing for the Social Sciences (3)
ENGL 460: Creative Writing (3)
ENGL 470: Business and Technical Writing (3)
ENGL 475: Composition: Theory and Practice (3)
ENGL 480: Advanced Writing (3)
ENGL 484: Politcal Writing and Rhetoric (3)
ENGL 485: Writing and Cultural Studies (3)
ENGL 490: Feminist Writing and Rhetoric (3)
ENGL xxxW: Writing Intensive Lit. Courses(s) (3-6)
ENGL 451: Internship (3)

English 160: Writing Skills is the prerequisite for writing-intensive literature courses, the internship, and all upper-level writing courses. Upper-level courses my be taken in any sequence.

Women's Studies Minor

Women's Studies minors must complete a minimum of 18 credit hours including a 3 credit Feminist Cultural Criticism or a 3 credit Integrating Seminar

SELECT ONE OF TWO COURSES:

ENGL 326, Feminist Cultural Criticism (3)

SSCI 461, Integrating seminar (3)

Choose five courses from the list.  Student must select from at least two disciplines:

ENGL 318: Women Writers (3)
ENGL 342: History of Postmodern Women: Literature and Art (3)
ENGL 360A: Early Modern British Women Writers (3)
ENGL 378: Plath, Sexton and Company (3)
ENGL 490: Feminist Writing and Rhetoric (3)
HIST 230: Women in the Developing World (3)
HIST 250: Women in the East and West (3)
HIST 260: Distinguished Women: a Global Biographical View (3)
HIST 320B: Womanhood in America (3)
HIST 320L: American Women of Color (3)
HIST 320M: Women in Politics (3)
PHIL 416: Perspectives on Women (3)
PSY 438: Psychology of Gender (3)
R ST 234: Women and Religion (3)


For more information, contact us at english@maryu.marywood.edu or (570) 348-6219 Office Location-LAC 217.