English Childhood Education (BA)

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HEGIS Number: 1501

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Course Descriptions
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Effective Fall 2015 

English Childhood Education BA


Major Discipline Requirements


I. Required Foundation Courses

ENG202Introduction to Literary Studies 
ENG262Introduction to Writing, Rhetoric, and Language 
WRIT304Research and Writing for English Majors 

II. Pre-Twentieth Century Literature

Choose one of the following in British Literature
ENG318Shakespeare: The Major Works 
ENG328Medieval and Renaissance Literature 
ENG333Restoration and Eighteenth Century Literature 
ENG343The Romantic Period in England 
ENG344Victorian Literature 
Choose One course from the following in American Literature 
ENG350American Voices and Visions I* 
ENG352American Voices and Visions II* 
ENG35319th Century American Literature* 
ENG35520th Century American Literature* 
ENG356Studies in an American Literary Genre or Movement* 

III. Methodology

ENG311Critical Studies in English 

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) 
ENG265Advanced Composition 
ENG362Rhetorical Theory and Criticism 
ENG369Critical Literacy Studies 
ENG384Writing for Electronic Media 
ENG373Writing for Business 
ENG270Introduction to Grammar and Syntax 
ENG371History of the English Language 
ENG375English Sociolinguistics 
ENG379Special Topics in Writing, Rhetoric, and Language 
ENG286Introduction to Creative Writing 
ENG386Poetry Workshop 
ENG387Short Story Workshop 
ENG388Playwriting Workshop 
ENG389Creative Nonfiction Workshop 
B. Literature Emphasis (3 courses from the following, chosen with advisor, no more than one course at the 200 level) 

a. Choose One of the following:

ENG209Understanding Poetry 
ENG211Foundations of Western Literature 
ENG318Shakespeare: The Major Works  
ENG356Studies in a Literary Genre or Movement 
ENG358Major Authors 
b. Two more courses at the 300 level or higher, chosen with advisor 

V. Electives

Any 2 ENG courses at the 200 level or higher 

VI. Seminar***

Choose One course from the following
ENG410Seminar in English: Special Topics 
ENG430Seminar in Literature 
ENG470Seminar in Writing, Rhetoric, and Language 

VII. Global Writing****

All majors must take at least one course designated as covering non-American and non-British material
ENG272World Englishes 
ENG391Topics in Global Literatures 
Or another course chosen after consultation with academic advisor. 

VII. B.A. with Honors in English (Optional)

ENG492Honors Research in English 
ENG493Honors Research in English 

Education Course Requirements

Foundation Sequence19 
EDUC230Teaching with Multimedia Technology 
EDUC268Bilingual and English Language Learner (ELL) Education 
EDUC280Child and Adolescent Development for Teachers 
PSY215Human Development I: Infancy/Childhood 
EDUC283Effective Teaching and Learning in Diverse and Inclusive Classrooms 
MATH271Topics in Foundational Mathematics 
PHIL202Major Ideas and Issues in Education 
SOC202Major Ideas in Education 
Professional Education Sequence15 
EDUC369Language and Literacy Instruction in the Emergent and Primary Years (WI) 
EDUC323Curriculum and Methods in Elemetary Education: Mathematics 
EDUC370Content Area Literacy Instruction For Mainstream English Only (EO) and English Language Learners (ELLs), Grades 2-6 
EDUC390Elementary Curriculum & Methods I: Learning Goals and Assessments Across Curriculum 
EDUC392Elementary Curriculum & Methods II: Instruction and Classroom Management Across Curriculum 
Student Teaching and Student Teaching Seminar 
EDUC431Supervised Student Teaching, Grades 1-3 
EDUC432Supervised Student Teaching, Grades 4-6 

* No course may fulfill more than one requirement for the major.

** Courses must be approved by the 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.