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2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

English - Major


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English majors pursue courses that provide a broad foundation in the history of literature in English as well as in-depth study of particular periods, genres, and styles. Major core courses in British, American, and global literature provide knowledge of the literary tradition, in addition to skill in literary and cultural analysis and criticism. Electives focusing on a wide range of literary topics enable students to learn about the historical periods and cultural contexts from which literature has come, and the ways in which it has influenced our understanding of the world in which we live.

Students who pursue teacher certification through the English education program receive special instruction in teaching methods and philosophy through the English department (in addition to their required coursework in the School of Education). To be eligible for the Professional Semester (student teaching), students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.7.

In addition, students who major in English (without seeking any teaching certification) have ample space in their schedule and, thus, often opt to declare a second major, or a minor, that complements their studies in English.

*Note: Only four courses (12 credit hours) will be accepted as transfer credit toward the English major.

Core Curriculum Requirements


All Nazareth students complete Core Curriculum coursework as part of their degree requirements. The Core provides a foundation in the liberal arts and sciences while guiding students to pose and explore their own intellectual questions. See Academic Policies and Procedures  for specific core curriculum requirements. 

English Core


All English majors are required to take Introduction to Literary Studies, three “Studies” courses in the areas of British, American, and global Literature (one course in each of the three areas), plus an optional Internship (or either Professional Writing or Writing for Digital Media), and the Senior Seminar.

English Elective Courses


In addition to the English Core requirements:

English Majors and English Majors with Inclusive Early Childhood/Childhood Education

  • Select five electives at the upper-level (300-400).

English Majors with Adolescence Education

  • Select four electives at the upper-level (300-400).

English Senior Experience


The Senior Seminar in English is the culminating experience of the major, and it is required for graduation.  The seminar is intended to enable students to demonstrate mastery of their major field and the ability to make connections between study in the major and work in the liberal arts core curriculum.  All Senior Seminar projects will involve a significant research component and a public presentation of that research; beyond that, projects will vary according to student interest and the focus of the English Senior Seminar, to which the Senior Experience is attached.

Sample Program for English Major


FRESHMAN YEAR
Fall Semester Spring Semester
ENGW 101 Exposition  3 ENGW 102 Argument and Research   3
ACS 101 Academic and College Success  1 Foreign Language with Lab (same language) 4
First Year Seminar (FYS) PEQ (1) 3 PEQ (4) 3
PEQ (2) 3 PEQ (5) 3
PEQ (3)  3 PEQ (6) 3
Foreign Language with Lab (same language) 4 Health & Wellness 3
TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 17 TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 16
 
SOPHOMORE YEAR
Fall Semester Spring Semester
ENGL 200 Introduction to Literary Studies      3 ENGL 230 Studies in Global Literature  3
ENGL 210 Studies in British Literature  3 ENGL 300-400 Elective 3
ENGL 220 Studies in American Literature  3 ENGL 300-400 Elective 3
PEQ (7) Science with Lab 4 Integrative Studies (IS) - 1 3
PEQ (8) 3 Integrative Studies (IS) - 2 3
TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 16 TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 15
 
JUNIOR YEAR
Fall Semester Spring Semester
ENGL 300-400 Elective 3 ENGL 300-400 Elective 3
Integrative Studies (IS) - 3 3 CME 050 Core Milestone Experience  0
Experiential Learning Pathway (EL) 0 Liberal Arts Elective 3
Liberal Arts Elective 3 Liberal Arts Elective 3
Liberal Arts Elective 3 Liberal Arts Elective 3
Liberal Arts Elective 3 Liberal Arts Elective 3
TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 15 TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 15
 
SENIOR YEAR
Fall Semester Spring Semester
ENGL 300-400 Elective  3 ENGL 400 English Senior Seminar     3
Elective 3 ENGL 499 English Senior Experience  0
Elective 3 ENGL 483 English Internship I  or
COMM 205  or ENGW 351  
3
Elective 3 Elective 3
Elective 3 Elective 3
    Elective 3
TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 15 TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 15

 

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