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English Program Requirements

The curriculum in English offers study in several areas. Interested students may take courses designed to improve their understanding of and skills in essay writing, creative writing, and journalistic writing. Courses in literature offer students the opportunity to learn to read perceptively in the various genres and to study American, British, and World literatures in an historical context. Courses in language explore the nature of language, its role in society, and the history and current state of English. The major provides useful preparation for graduate school in English, for professional school in law, and for careers in public relations, education, advertising, publishing, and journalism.

I. English Majors

A. English Major

Computer Code: ENGL


Minimum credits required (5 categories): 42 (plus prerequisites as indicated)
(* = Prerequisite Required) (+ = test placement or prerequisite)

1. Introductions to literary analysis and interpretation- Three credits

ENG

125F

Introduction to Literature: Fiction, Poetry, and Drama

3 credits


2. Historical Surveys-
Twelve credits (four of the following)

ENG

241IF

Survey of British Literature I

3 credits

ENG

242IF

Survey of British Literature II

3 credits

ENG

251FD

Survey of American Literature I

3 credits

ENG

252FD

Survey of American Literature II

3 credits

ENG

280IF

Survey of World Literature

3 credits


3. Language
- Three credits

ENG

210

Introduction to the Study of Language

3 credits


4. Writing
- Six credits

ENG

131

Workshop in Exposition and Argument

3 credits+


Choose one additional course from the following (3 credits)

ENG

232

Workshop in Journalism

3 credits*

ENG

233F

Workshop in Creative Writing

3 credits*

ENG

305^

Advanced Expository and Argumentative Writing

3 credits*

ENG

308^

Special Topics in Writing

3 credits*

 

ENG 131 is required of all majors except those who have been exempted from the core curriculum writing requirement.  Exemptions from ENG 131 are granted only by means of the English Dept. challenge exam, which as a rule is given only to incoming freshmen.  Students planning graduate study are advised to take at least three hours in advanced writing.


5. Advanced studies in English
- Eighteen credits (six of the following)

     a. Advanced Writing Courses

ENG

305^

Advanced Expository and Argumentative Writing

3 credits*

ENG

307

Advanced Creative Writing

3 credits*

ENG

308^

Special Topics in Writing

3 credits*

ENG

450

Seminar in Creative Writing

3 credits*

     b. Advanced Literature Courses

ENG

316(I,D)

Studies in Literary History

3 credits*

ENG

328(I,D)

Studies in Major Authors

3 credits*

ENG

335I

Studies in World Literature

3 credits*

ENG

336(I,D)

Studies in Genres, Themes, or Modes

3 credits*

ENG

463(I,D)

Seminar

1-4 credits*


At least four of a student’s Advanced Study courses must be Advanced Literature courses (ENG 316, 328, 335I, 336, 463).


ENG 308, 316(I,D), 328(I,D), 335I, 336(I,D), and 463(I,D) are not individual courses; they are inclusive categories of courses. For example, there is no course called ENG 328 Major Authors. Rather, there is ENG 328I Chaucer, ENG 328I Shakespeare, etc. There is no requirement to take one of each number (for example, one 316, one 328, etc.).


^ If ENG-305 or ENG-308 was used to fulfill the Writing requirement, it may not be used to fulfill the Advanced Studies requirement as well.

B. English Major with a Concentration in Creative Writing

Computer Code: ENGC

 

           


Minimum credits required (5 categories): 45 (plus prerequisites as indicated)

(* = Prerequisite Required) (+ = test placement or prerequisite)

1. Introductions to literary analysis and interpretation- Three credits

ENG

125F

Introduction to Literature: Fiction, Poetry, and Drama

3 credits


2. Historical Surveys-
Twelve credits (four of the following)

ENG

241IF

Survey of British Literature I

3 credits

ENG

242IF

Survey of British Literature II

3 credits

ENG

251FD

Survey of American Literature I

3 credits

ENG

252FD

Survey of American Literature II

3 credits

ENG

280IF

Survey of World Literature

3 credits


3. Language
- Three credits

ENG

210

Introduction to the Study of Language

3 credits


4. Writing
- Nine credits

ENG

131

Workshop in Exposition and Argument

3 credits+


ENG 131 is required of all majors except those who have been exempted from the core curriculum writing requirement.  Exemptions from ENG 131 are granted only by means of the English Dept. challenge exam, which as a rule is given only to incoming freshmen.  Students planning graduate study are advised to take at least three hours in advanced writing.

 

ENG

233F

Workshop in Creative Writing: Fiction

3 credits*

ENG

233F

Workshop in Creative Writing: Poetry

3 credits*


5. Advanced studies in English
- Eighteen credits

     a. Required- both of the following:

ENG

307

Advanced Creative Writing

3 credits*

ENG

450

Seminar in Creative Writing

3 credits*

     b. Advanced Literature Courses

     Required- four of the following:

ENG

316(I,D)

Studies in Literary History

3 credits*

ENG

328(I,D)

Studies in Major Authors

3 credits*

ENG

335I

Studies in World Literature

3 credits*

ENG

336(I,D)

Studies in Genres, Themes, or Modes

3 credits*

ENG

463(I,D)

Seminar

1-4 credits*


ENG 316(I,D), 328(I,D), 335I, 336(I,D), and 463(I,D) are not individual courses; they are inclusive categories of courses. For example, there is no course called ENG 328 Major Authors. Rather, there is ENG 328I Chaucer, ENG 328I Shakespeare, etc.
There is no requirement to take one of each number (for example, one 316, one 328, etc.).

 

II. English Minors
**Note: A student may major or minor in English but not both.


A. English Minor in Writing

The English minor in writing must take a minimum of six courses in English including five of the following for a total of 17 credits. ENG 233F Poetry and ENG 233F Fiction can count as two of the five courses.

 

ENG

131

Workshop in Exposition and Argument

3 credits+

ENG

232

Workshop in Journalism

3 credits*

ENG

233F

Workshop in Creative Writing

3 credits*

ENG

210

Introduction to the Study of Language

3 credits

ENG

305

Advanced Expository and Argumentative Writing

3 credits+

ENG

307

Advanced Creative Writing

3 credits*

ENG

308

Special Topics in Writing

3 credits*


B. English Minor in Literature

The English minor in literature must take a minimum of 18 credits in English including:

Three credits

ENG

125F

Introduction to Literature: Fiction, Poetry, and Drama

3 credits


Six credits (two of the following)

ENG

241IF

Survey of British Literature I

3 credits

ENG

242IF

Survey of British Literature II

3 credits

ENG

251FD

Survey of American Literature I

3 credits

ENG

252FD

Survey of American Literature II

3 credits

ENG

280IF

Survey of World Literature

3 credits


Nine credits (three of the following)

Three literature courses at the 300, 400 level*

 

C. English Minor in Creative Writing

A minimum of 18 credits are required for the English minor in creative writing.

ENG

125F

Introduction to Literature: Fiction, Poetry and Drama

3 credits

One additional literature class at the 100, 200 level

3 credits

ENG

233F

Workshop in Creative Writing: Fiction

3 credits*

ENG

233F

Workshop in Creative Writing: Poetry

3 credits*

ENG

307

Advanced Creative Writing

3 credits*

ENG

450

Seminar in Creative Writing

3 credits*


English AYA Licensure

These requirements are explained under Division of Education. Students who wish to teach English in Ohio schools should check with the Division of Education for further explanation of these requirements..

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