2018-2019 Academic Catalogs

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 the world. 

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
Core10
English Community Seminar
Introduction to Literary Criticism
Age of Shakespeare
Junior Research Lab
Senior Seminar
Foundations (12 cr)12
Introduction to Creative Writing
World Literature
Foundations in Brit Lit II
Foundations in Am Lit II
Literature and Language - Any 6 credits of 200 level6
Literature and Writing - Any 21 Credits of 300-400 Level21
Foreign Language (12 cr)12
Minor and/or Concentrations (21 cr)21
Total Hours120-122

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 (13 cr)13
English Community Seminar
Introduction to Literary Criticism
Age of Shakespeare
Topics in Adolescent Lit
Junior Research Lab
Senior Seminar
Foundations (9 cr)9
World Literature
Foundations in Brit Lit II
Foundations in Am Lit II
Literature and Language (3 credits)3
Any 3 credits at 200 level
Upper Level 300 +: 12 credits selected from all English courses 300 and above. Must have at least one composition/creative writing course and one literature course. 12
3 Credits in Linguistics3
Introduction to Linguistics
Am Dialects in Lit and Media
Teaching: Writing (4 cr)4
Teaching Writing
Writing Tutor Training
Supervised Writing Tutoring
Teaching: Reading (3 cr)3
Content Area & Develop Reading
Remedial Reading
Teaching: Media (3 cr)3
Media English
Media Literacy
Professional Education Sequence (38 cr.)38
Educational Psychology
Clinical I
Managing the Learning Environment
Clinical II
Teaching Diverse Learners
Clinical III
Curriculum, Planning & Assessment I 3
Clinical IV
Curriculum, Planning, and Assessment II
Clinical V
Fall Experience
Admittance to Teacher Education Required:
Technology in Teaching
Student Teaching, Secondary (and ED 483 or ED 484)
Introduction to Exceptional Children
Ethnic and Cultural Diversity in America 2
Secondary Language Arts Methods
Psychology (3 cr)
Child & Adolescent Psychology
Adolescent Psychology
Total Hours126-128

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

Please refer to Teacher Education Policies and Procedures for more information.

English Minor

Core (6 cr)6
Introduction to Literary Criticism
Age of Shakespeare
Foundations (9)9
ENGL 211Introduction to Creative Writing3
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
Rhetoric of Everyday Life
Children's Literature
World Literature 2
Native American Literature 2
Profes and Tech Writing
Am Dialects in Lit and Media
Topics in Creative Writing
American Apocalyptic Lit
Coming of Age Literature
Ethnicity and Identity Search
Film Directors
Film Genres
Topics in Adolescent Lit
Topics in African Lit 2
Gendered Literature
Graphic Novels as Lit
Chinese and Japanese Literature 2
American Noir
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 Hours24
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
Topics in Creative Writing
Rhetoric of Everyday Life
American Apocalyptic Lit
Coming of Age Literature
Ethnicity and Identity Search
Film Directors
Film Genres
Topics in Adolescent Lit
Topics in African Lit 2
Gendered Literature
Graphic Novels as Lit
Chinese and Japanese Literature 2
American Noir
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
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