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2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

English Major with Inclusive Early Childhood/Childhood Education Major


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English majors pursue courses that provide both 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 much more 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 elect to combine English with teacher certification may double major in English and Inclusive Early Childhood/Childhood Education. Students receive special instruction in teaching methods and philosophy through the English department, in addition to their required coursework in the Department of Inclusive Childhood Education.  It should be noted that students in this double major are required to have a minimum overall GPA of 2.7 before moving into INCH coursework which typically begins fall semester of the junior year.

*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 Literature Core


All English Literature and Inclusive Early Childhood/Childhood Education 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) and the Senior Seminar.

Additional Requirement for English Major with Inclusive Early Childhood/Childhood Education


In addition to the core courses listed above, all English majors with Inclusive Early Childhood/Childhood Education are required to take the follwing course in grammar and composition theory:

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).

Required Courses for Inclusive Early Childhood/Childhood Education Majors


Inclusive Early Childhood/Childhood Education Major Requirements

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 with Inclusive Early Childhood/Childhood Education


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 220 Studies in American Literature   3
ENGL 210 Studies in British Literature   3 ENGL 230 Studies in Global Literature   3
SPF 204 History and Philosophy of Education   3 Liberal Arts 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
ENGE 357 English Language and Grammar   3 ENGL 300-400 Elective 3
Experiential Learning Pathway (EL) 0 CME 050 Core Milestone Experience   0
INCH 310 Differentiated Planning and Assessment For Diverse Learners        3 INCH 380 Construction of Meaning in Mathematics And Science   3
INCH 320 Emergent Literacy and Language Development   3 INCH 390 Literacy, Language Arts, and Social Studies   3
Integrative Studies (IS) - 3 3 Liberal Arts Elective 3
EDU 475 Health Education, Child Abuse, and Violence Prevention Workshop    0 EDU 485 Harassment, Bullying, Cyberbullying, and Discrimination in Schools: Prevention and Intervention (DASA Training)   0
TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 15 TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 15
 
SUMMER A AFTER JUNIOR YEAR
(Summer tuition required)
INCH 410 Diversity and Inclusion for Inclusive Early Childhood and Childhood Classrooms   3 INCH 411 Field Work and Practicum in Inclusive Education Settings   3
 
SENIOR YEAR
Fall Semester Spring Semester
INCH 425 Designing and Implementing Positive Learning Communities        3 ENGL 400 English Senior Seminar     3
INCH 435 Assessment for Learning   3 ENGL 499 English Senior Experience   0
INCH 470 Reflective Seminar on Teaching, Collaboration and Building Collaborative Partnerships   3 ENGL 300-400 Elective 3
INCH 480 Student Teaching   6 ENGL 300-400 Elective 3
    INCH 490 Current Issues in Inclusive Education   3
    INCH 499 Inclusive Education Portfolio Presentation   0
    Liberal Arts Elective 3
TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 15 TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 15

Notes

  • Students in Bachelor of Arts degree programs must complete 90 credits of liberal arts coursework.
  • Students in the Inclusive Early Childhood/Childhood Education major must complete 10 credits of math and science coursework.
  • Students may use a major course to fulfill one Integrative Studies (IS) course requirement.
  • A minimum GPA of 2.7 is required before moving into INCH coursework (fall semester, junior year).

 

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