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English – Secondary Education English

Administered by Department of English, College of Liberal Arts

Effective Spring 2009

A total of 39 semester hours is required for a major in English. No course may be used to satisfy more than one requirement. With the addition of general education requirements and elective courses of at least 32 semester hours, the 120-hour requirement for a baccalaureate degree is satisfied.

For an English course to count toward the fulfillment of requirements in the English major, the minimum grade is a C-.

Specific requirements within general education for all tracks are:

Communication courses

ENGLISH.101 Foundations of College Writing

ENGLISH.203 Approaches to Literary Study

Humanities area course

ENGLISH.226 European Literature I

Secondary English Track

ENGLISH.236 American Literature I

ENGLISH.237 American Literature II

ENGLISH.246 British Literature I

ENGLISH.247 British Literature II

ENGLISH.256 Non-Western Literature I or ENGLISH.257 Non-Western Literature II

ENGLISH.306 Theory and Practice of Writing

ENGLISH.311 Structure of English

ENGLISH.312 History of the English Language

ENGLISH.363 Shakespeare

ENGLISH.385 Literature for Young Adults

Select one of the following Media courses:

ENGLISH.307 Writing for the Internet

ENGLISH.391 Literature & Film

HISTORY.226 Popular Culture in America

MASSCOMM.110 Introduction to Mass Communication

MASSCOMM.275 Cinema Appreciation

SOC.400 Sociology of Mass Communications

THEATRE.102 Intro to Theatre

THEATRE.103 Theatre Appreciation

Electives 6 credits - (3 credits may be at the 200 level (excluding ENGLISH.201), the remainder must be 300/400 level and may include English Internship)

Portfolio Requirement:

Creation of an electronic portfolio is a graduation requirement for English track majors. A review of the portfolio is required when students reach 60-75 credit hours. By the time a pre-graduation review in the senior year, the portfolio should contain at least ten artifacts and the narrative. Students who have not reached this goal will not be cleared for graduation.

*Students seeking Secondary Education Certification in English must declare majors in both English-Secondary Education and Secondary Education (English) and complete the full English (Secondary Education Track) course sequence as well as the Secondary Education Professional Course and Certification requirements. Students must consult their advisers in both departments each semester regarding course selection and other certification requirements. Full program requirements for students seeking Secondary Education Certification in English may be found at