English Education/Middle School Extension (BA)

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Course Descriptions
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Effective Fall 2014  

English Education/Middle School Extension (BA)


Major Discipline Requirements


I. Required Foundation Courses

ENG202 Introduction to Literary Studies 
ENG262 Introduction to Writing, Rhetoric, and Language 
WRIT304 Research and Writing for English Majors 

II. Pre-Twentieth Century Literature (6 credits)

One course from the following in British Literature
ENG318 Shakespeare: The Major Works 
ENG328 Medieval and Renaissance Literature 
ENG333 Restoration and Eighteenth Century Literature 
ENG343 The Romantic Period in England 
ENG344 Victorian Literature 

One course from the following in American Literature
ENG350* American Voices and Visions I* 
ENG352* American Voices and Visions II* 
ENG353* 19th Century American Literature* 
III. Methodology  
ENG311 Literary Studies 
IV. EMPHASIS (9 credits) [Choose A or B]  

A. Writing, Rhetoric, and Language (3 courses from the following, chosen with advisor, no more than one course at the 200 level)

ENG265 Advanced Composition 
ENG362 Rhetorical Theory and Criticism 
ENG369 Critical Literacy Studies 
ENG384 Writing for Electronic Media 
ENG373 Writing for Business 
ENG270 Introduction to Grammar and Syntax 
ENG371 History of the English Language 
ENG375 English Sociolinguistics 
ENG379 Special Topics in Writing, Rhetoric, and Language 
ENG286 Introduction to Creative Writing 
ENG386 Poetry Workshop 
ENG387 Short Story Workshop 
ENG388 Playwriting Workshop 
ENG389 Creative Nonfiction Workshop 

B. Literature Emphasis (3 courses from the following, chosen with advisor, no more than one course at the 200 level)

Choose one from the following
ENG209 Understanding Poetry 
ENG211 Foundations of Western Literature 
ENG318 Shakespeare: The Major Works 
ENG356 Studies in a Literary Genre or Movement 
ENG358 Major Authors 
Two additional courses in English at the 200 level or higher 

V. Seminar (3 credits)***

One course from:   
ENG410 Seminar in English: Special Topics 
ENG430 Seminar in British Literature 
ENG470 Seminar in the English Language 


Foundations Sequence  
AC230 Teaching with Multimedia Technology 
EDUC268 Bilingual and ELL Education 
EDUC280 Child and Adolescent Development for Teachers 
EDUC283 Educational Psychology: Effective Teaching and Learning in Diverse and Inclusive Classrooms 
EDUC284 Field Experience in Teaching and Learning 
MATH271 Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers 
PHIL202 Major Ideas and Issues in Education 

SOC202 Major Ideas and Issues in Education 
Professional Education Sequence  
EDUC271 Adolescent Development in Middle and High Schools 
EDUC317 Curriculum and Methods in Elementary Education: Science 
EDUC318 Curriculum and Methods in Health and Physical Education for Elementary School 
EDUC323 Curriculum and Methods in Elementary Education: Mathematics 
EDUC333 Constructing Social Studies Relationships through Expressive Arts 
EDUC352 Instructional Strategies in Middle and High Schools 
EDUC369 Early Language and Literacy 
EDUC370 Content Area Literacy 2 - 6 EO and ELL 
Student Teaching and Student Teaching Seminar  
EDUC431 Supervised Student Teaching, Grades 1 - 3 
EDUC432 Supervised Student Teaching, Grades 4 - 6 

*No course may fulfill more than one requirement for the major ** Must be approved by Department Chair. *** Normally taken during Senior year. Seminar courses fulfill the upper-division Writing Intensive requirement. ****English 200 does not satisfy the Global Writing area of the major.

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