2014-15 Undergraduate Catalog

English

Department of English Vision, Mission, and Goals:

The Study of English

The English major at Minot State University promotes the development of rational and creative abilities through the study of literary texts of various media. The program will have succeeded with those students who become independent scholars realizing the range of their abilities, the proper contexts and strategies for writing and reading, the multidisciplinary and global natures of their study, and the ethical dimensions of their work.

Vision Statement

The English Department envisions majors who become increasingly independent learners across the four years of their undergraduate education. We envision students who gain confidence in themselves and with that confidence express their ideas clearly and boldly; who are tolerant of others and comfortable with contradictions, complexity, and ambiguity; who are seekers and creators. We envision majors who grow in understanding of their own discipline within the broader context of liberal studies and of global cultures. Ultimately, we envision majors who are empowered by their education to interact effectively and usefully in their society.

Mission Statement

The English major will gain foundational knowledge, use that knowledge with a sense of professionalism and to move toward creative problem solving, and carry both knowledge and problem-solving abilities with them into their careers.

Department Goals

Goal Outcome
In keeping with our mission, our goals are to:Develop increasing sophistication with reading, writing, speaking, and problem solving.
Develop a growing confidence with contradictions, complexities, and ambiguities.
Develop an increasing knowledge and understanding of historical, theoretical, and cultural contexts.
Develop the ability to research carefully and thoughtfully.
Develop an understanding of the concepts, texts, and practices of the discipline/profession.

 

 

 

 

 

Bachelor of Arts with a Major in English 

 

General Education 38-40
Required General Education Humanities Courses (6 cr)
Foundations in Brit Lit I
Foundations in Am Lit I
BA English Major Courses (54 cr)
Core (12 cr)12
Introduction to Literary Criticism
Age of Shakespeare
Major Writers
Senior Seminar
Foundations (9 cr)9
Writing in Multiple Genres
Foundations in Brit Lit II
Foundations in Am Lit II
Topics: Literature (3 cr)3
Introduction to Film
Bible as Literature 2
Bible As Literature 2
World Mythology 2
Children's Literature
World Literature 2
Native American Literature 2
American Apocalyptic Lit
Coming of Age Literature
Ethnicity and Identity Search
Film Directors
Film Genres
Frontier Lit of North Am
Topics in Adolescent Lit
Topics in African Lit 2
Gendered Literature
Graphic Novels as Lit
In Her Place: Women, Literature, Land, and Home 2
Chinese and Japanese Literature 2
Literature of the Last Twenty Years
Literature of the Upper Great Plains
Literature of the Wild
Love, Lust, and Loss in Western Literature: The Pastoral, Elegiac, and Courtly Traditions
Magical Realism 2
Media English
Media Literacy
World Drama 2
Reading the Built Environment
The American Century: American Literature and Culture in the Twentieth Century
The Modernists
Topics in Black American Literature 2
Tracking the Sword in the Stone: Arthurian Legend Then and Now
Warriors, Marchers, and Martyrs
Special Topics
Special Topics
Topics: Composition/Creative Writing (3 cr)3
Profes and Tech Writing
Language Arts for the Writer
Media English
Fiction Workshop
Poetry Workshop
Creative Nonfiction Workshop
Topics: Linguistics (3 cr)3
Introduction to Linguistics
Am Dialects in Lit and Media
Electives (6 cr)6
Choose from any ENGL course offered
Options (15 cr)15
Choose either the Writing Option or the Literature Option
Literature Option (15 cr)
Introduction to Film
Bible as Literature 2
Bible As Literature 2
World Mythology 2
Children's Literature
World Literature 2
Native American Literature 2
American Apocalyptic Lit
Coming of Age Literature
Topics in African Lit 2
Ethnicity and Identity Search
Film Directors
Film Genres
Frontier Lit of North Am
Topics in Adolescent Lit
Topics in African Lit 2
Gendered Literature
Graphic Novels as Lit
In Her Place: Women, Literature, Land, and Home 2
Chinese and Japanese Literature 2
Literature of the Last Twenty Years
Literature of the Upper Great Plains
Literature of the Wild
Love, Lust, and Loss in Western Literature: The Pastoral, Elegiac, and Courtly Traditions
Magical Realism 2
Media Literacy
World Drama 2
Reading the Built Environment
The American Century: American Literature and Culture in the Twentieth Century
The Modernists
Topics in Black American Literature 2
Tracking the Sword in the Stone: Arthurian Legend Then and Now
Warriors, Marchers, and Martyrs
Major Writers
Special Topics
Special Topics
Intro to Gender/Women's Studies 2
Writing Option (15 cr)
Introduction to Linguistics
Profes and Tech Writing
Am Dialects in Lit and Media
Language Arts for the Writer
Media English
Fiction Workshop
Poetry Workshop
Creative Nonfiction Workshop
Special Topics
Special Topics
Reporting and Feature Writing
Broadcast News Writing
Playwriting
Computer Graphics
Foreign Language (16 cr)16
Minor and/or Concentrations (21 cr)21
Total Hours126-128

1

Note: A course can be used only once to fulfill requirements for a single category

2

Approved IP1 diversity course


English Education Goals and Outcomes 

 

Bachelor of Science in Education with a Major in English
 

General Education 38-40
Required General Education Humanities Courses
Foundations in Brit Lit I
Foundations in Am Lit I
BSE Major in English Education (52 cr)
Core (12 cr)12
Introduction to Literary Criticism
Age of Shakespeare
Major Writers
Senior Seminar
Foundations (9 cr)9
Writing in Multiple Genres
Foundations in Brit Lit II
Foundations in Am Lit II
Topics: Literature (3 cr)3
Introduction to Film
Bible as Literature 2
Bible As Literature 2
World Mythology 2
Children's Literature
World Literature 2
Native American Literature 2
American Apocalyptic Lit
Coming of Age Literature
Ethnicity and Identity Search
Film Directors
Film Genres
Frontier Lit of North Am
Topics in Adolescent Lit
Topics in African Lit 2
Gendered Literature
Graphic Novels as Lit
In Her Place: Women, Literature, Land, and Home 2
Chinese and Japanese Literature 2
Literature of the Last Twenty Years
Literature of the Upper Great Plains
Literature of the Wild
Love, Lust, and Loss in Western Literature: The Pastoral, Elegiac, and Courtly Traditions
Magical Realism 2
Media Literacy
Place in Detective Fiction
World Drama 2
Reading the Built Environment
The American Century: American Literature and Culture in the Twentieth Century
The Modernists
Topics in Black American Literature 2
Tracking the Sword in the Stone: Arthurian Legend Then and Now
Warriors, Marchers, and Martyrs
Major Writers
Special Topics
Special Topics
Intro to Gender/Women's Studies 2
Topics: Diversity (3 cr)3
Intro to Gender/Women's Studies 2
Native American Literature 2
In Her Place: Women, Literature, Land, and Home 2
Topics in Black American Literature 2
Topics: World Literature (3 cr)3
Bible as Literature 2
Bible As Literature 2
World Mythology 2
World Literature 2
Topics in African Lit 2
Chinese and Japanese Literature 2
Magical Realism 2
World Drama 2
Topics: Composition/Creative Writing (6 cr)6
Profes and Tech Writing
Language Arts for the Writer
Media English
Fiction Workshop
Poetry Workshop
Creative Nonfiction Workshop
Topics: Linguistics (3 cr)3
Introduction to Linguistics
Am Dialects in Lit and Media
Topics: Communication (3 cr)3
Advanced Public Speaking
Oral Interpretation
Persuasion & Argumentation
Communication for Educators
Acting I
Teaching: Writing (4 cr)4
Writing Tutor Training
Supervised Writing Tutoring
Teaching Writing
Teaching: Reading (3 cr)3
Content Area & Develop Reading
Remedial Reading
Teaching: Media (3 cr)3
Media English
Media Literacy
Pedagogy (Education) Courses (38 cr)38
Foundations of Education
Educational Psychology
Curriculum, Planning & Assessment 3
Technology in Teaching 3
Managing the Learning Environment 3
Teaching Diverse Learners 3
Student Teaching, Secondary 3
Introduction to Exceptional Children
Ethnic and Cultural Diversity in America 2
Secondary Language Arts Methods 3
Psychology (3 cr)
Child & Adolescent Psychology
Adolescent Psychology
Total Hours128-130

Secondary Reading Credential (elective)
 

May be added to Grade 7-12 North Dakota teaching license for those who have a major or minor in a Language Arts area; certificate requires three years of successful teaching experience to be granted; coursework only allows holder to teach in a Grade 7-12 Title I program.

ELED 352Foundations of Reading3
ED 402Content Area & Develop Reading3
ED 440Remedial Reading3
ED 441Clinical Practice in Remedial Reading3

 

1

Note: A course can be used only once to fulfill requirements for a single category

2

IP1 approved diversity course

3

Requires Admission into the Teacher Education Program


English Minor

Core (6 cr)6
Introduction to Literary Criticism
Age of Shakespeare
Foundations (9)9
Writing in Multiple Genres
Select two from the following
Foundations in Brit Lit I
Foundations in Brit Lit II
Foundations in Am Lit I
Foundations in Am Lit II
Topics (6 cr)6
Select two from the following:
Introduction to Linguistics
Introduction to Film
Bible as Literature 2
Bible As Literature 2
World Mythology 2
Children's Literature
World Literature 2
Native American Literature 2
Profes and Tech Writing
Am Dialects in Lit and Media
American Apocalyptic Lit
Coming of Age Literature
Ethnicity and Identity Search
Film Directors
Film Genres
Frontier Lit of North Am
Topics in Adolescent Lit
Topics in African Lit 2
Gendered Literature
Graphic Novels as Lit
In Her Place: Women, Literature, Land, and Home 2
Chinese and Japanese Literature 2
Literature of the Last Twenty Years
Literature of the Upper Great Plains
Literature of the Wild
Love, Lust, and Loss in Western Literature: The Pastoral, Elegiac, and Courtly Traditions
Magical Realism 2
Media English
Media Literacy
Place in Detective Fiction
World Drama 2
Reading the Built Environment
The American Century: American Literature and Culture in the Twentieth Century
The Modernists
Topics in Black American Literature 2
Tracking the Sword in the Stone: Arthurian Legend Then and Now
Warriors, Marchers, and Martyrs
Fiction Workshop
Poetry Workshop
Creative Nonfiction Workshop
Major Writers
Total Hours21

1

Note:  A course can only be used once to fulfill requirements for a single category

2

IP1 approved diversity course


English - Literature Concentration

Restricted to non-majors only
Select any twelve credits from the following:12
Introduction to Film
Bible as Literature 2
Bible As Literature 2
World Mythology 2
Children's Literature
World Literature 2
Native American Literature 2
American Apocalyptic Lit
Coming of Age Literature
Ethnicity and Identity Search
Film Directors
Film Genres
Frontier Lit of North Am
Topics in Adolescent Lit
Topics in African Lit 2
Gendered Literature
Graphic Novels as Lit
In Her Place: Women, Literature, Land, and Home 2
Chinese and Japanese Literature 2
Literature of the Last Twenty Years
Literature of the Upper Great Plains
Literature of the Wild
Love, Lust, and Loss in Western Literature: The Pastoral, Elegiac, and Courtly Traditions
Magical Realism 2
Media Literacy
Place in Detective Fiction
World Drama 2
Reading the Built Environment
The American Century: American Literature and Culture in the Twentieth Century
The Modernists
Topics in Black American Literature 2
Tracking the Sword in the Stone: Arthurian Legend Then and Now
Warriors, Marchers, and Martyrs
Major Writers
Total Hours12

English - Writing Concentration
 

Select any twelve credits from the following:12
Introduction to Linguistics
Writing in Multiple Genres
Profes and Tech Writing
Am Dialects in Lit and Media
Fiction Workshop
Poetry Workshop
Creative Nonfiction Workshop
Special Topics
Special Topics
Total Hours12

1

Note:  A course can be used only once to fulfill requirements for a single category

2

 IP1 approved approved diversity course