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Bachelor of Arts

English Major (ENG) (Non-Teacher Licensure), BA

REQUIREMENTS

Liberal Arts: 53 Hours

Students must take one year (at least 6 hours) of modern foreign language for global literacy. 

Major: 42 Hours

  • ENG 231 - English Studies  Credit Hours: 3
  • ENG 251 - British Literature  Credit Hours: 3
  • ENG 252 - British Literature Credit Hours: 3
  • ENG 271 - American Literature  Credit Hours: 3
  • ENG 272 - American Literature  Credit Hours: 3
  • ENG 281 - Advanced Composition  Credit Hours: 3
  • ENG 422 - Nature and History of Language  Credit Hours: 3
  • ENG 451 - Senior Project  Credit Hours: 1
  • ENG 322 - Systems of English Grammar  Credit Hours: 3 (or passing a departmental grammar and editing proficiency test)
  • 12 additional hours of English electives numbered 250 or above (9 hours if ENG 322 is elected above)
  • one additional year (6-8 hours) of modern foreign language

Minor: 18 Hours

Remaining Bible: 8 Hours

Electives: 7 Hours

TOTAL HOURS: 128

English Major (ENGC) (Teacher Licensure), BA

REQUIREMENTS

Liberal Arts: 44 Hours

EDFD 203, required in place of PSY 201, is counted below in the hours required for certification.

Major: 42 Hours

  • ENG 231 - English Studies  Credit Hours: 3
  • ENG 251 - British Literature  Credit Hours: 3
  • ENG 252 - British Literature Credit Hours: 3
  • ENG 271 - American Literature  Credit Hours: 3
  • ENG 272 - American Literature  Credit Hours: 3
  • ENG 281 - Advanced Composition  Credit Hours: 3
  • ENG 322 - Systems of English Grammar  Credit Hours 3
  • ENG 420 - Literature for Adolescents  Credit Hours 3
  • ENG 422 - Nature and History of Language  Credit Hours: 3
  • ENG 451 - Senior Project  Credit Hours: 1
  • 6 additional hours of English electives numbered 250 or above
  • one year (6-8 hours) of modern foreign language

Licensure: 32 Hours

Consult the College of Education catalog section for additional information.

  • EDFD 200 - Chalk / Wire ePortfolio  Credit Hours: 0
  • EDFD 202 - The Teaching Profession and Technology - Field Experience I Credit Hours: 3
  • EDFD 203 - Child and Adolescent Development  Credit Hours: 3
  • EDFD 311 - Principles of Learning and Teaching  Credit Hours: 4
  • SPED 418 - Educating the Child with Exceptionalities: Secondary  Credit Hours: 2
  • SEED 314 - Classroom Management & Assessment - Field Experience II  Credit Hours: 3
  • SEED 417 - Classroom Assessment  Credit Hours: 2
  • SEED 423 - Teaching English  Credit Hours: 3
  • SEED 451 - Supervised Teaching: Secondary 7-12  Credit Hours: 8
  • SEED 480 - Professional Educator-Secondary  Credit Hours: 1
  • HED 203 - Personal and Community Health and Safety  Credit Hours: 3

Note(s):

Students seeking teaching licensure must follow eligibility criteria for admission and retention listed in the Cannon-Clary College of Education section of the undergraduate catalog.

Minor: 18 Hours

A minor of 18 hours is required for this major.  Students who have 18 hours in Bible will have met this requirement.

Remaining Bible: 6 Hours

Bible is not required during the supervised teaching semester.

TOTAL HOURS: 128-142

Note: For high school teachers of English, a modern foreign language minor or second teaching field is very useful.  Since high school teachers of English are often expected to coach debate, to supervise student publications, or to produce plays, the following courses are also desirable electives: COMM 242 and COMM 243, and COMT 131.

Non-Degree

English as a Second Language Field

REQUIREMENTS

Students certifying to teach in a major field who wish to add English as a second field must complete 24 hours of English, including:

  • ENG 251 - British Literature  Credit Hours: 3
  • ENG 252 - British Literature Credit Hours: 3
  • ENG 271 - American Literature  Credit Hours: 3
  • ENG 272 - American Literature  Credit Hours: 3
  • ENG 281 - Advanced Composition  Credit Hours: 3
  • ENG 322 - Systems of English Grammar  Credit Hours 3
  • 6 hours of English electives numbered 201 or above (ENG 211 excluded)
English Minor

REQUIREMENTS

18 hours, including:

  • ENG 111 - Composition I or ENG 113 Composition I and Grammar  Credit Hours: 3
  • ENG 201 - World Literature I or ENG 202 - World Literature II  Credit Hours: 3
  • ENG 211 - Composition II  Credit Hours: 3
  • 9 hours of upper-level English courses
Linguistics Minor

REQUIREMENTS

18 hours, including:

One year of any modern foreign language and

  • COMO 315 - Linguistics  Credit Hours: 3
  • CSD 290 - Phonetics  Credit Hours: 3
  • ENG 422 - Nature and History of Language  Credit Hours: 3

Three hours selected from:

  • ENG 322 - Systems of English Grammar  Credit Hours: 3
  • ENG 370 - Old and Middle English Literature  Credit Hours: 3
  • TESL 439 - Second Language Acquisition  Credit Hours: 3
Teaching English as a Second Language Field

See the TESL curriculum in the College of Education course listings.

Writing Minor

REQUIREMENTS

18 hours, including:

  • ENG 111 - Composition I  Credit Hours: 3 or ENG 113 Composition I and Grammar  Credit Hours: 3
  • ENG 211 - Composition II  Credit Hours: 3
  • ENG 281 - Advanced Composition  Credit Hours: 3

9 hours, selected from:

  • ENG 291 - Business and Professional Writing  Credit Hours: 3
  • ENG 312 - Writing Poetry  Credit Hours: 3 
  • ENG 313 - Writing Fiction  Credit Hours: 3
  • ENG 322 - Systems of English Grammar  Credit Hours: 3
  • ENG 391 - Writing Nonfiction  Credit Hours: 3

Courses

Course Descriptions

100. BASIC ENGLISH. (3) Fall, Spring. Grammar and composition skills. Required for students who have no credit in college composition and who scored 18 or below on the ACT English examination (450 or below on the SAT critical reading examination). Does not count toward a major or minor or the general education requirement in composition.




111. COMPOSITION I. (3) Fall, Spring. College-level paragraph and essay writing. Library orientation and grammar review. Prerequisite: ENG 100, or 19 or above on the ACT English examination (451 or above on the SAT critical reading examination).




113. COMPOSITION I AND GRAMMAR. (3) Fall, Spring. College-level paragraph and essay writing and thorough grammar review. Library orientation. Designed especially for early childhood and middle school teachers. Prerequisite: ENG 100, or 19 or above on the ACT English exam (450 or above on the SAT verbal exam).




201. WORLD LITERATURE I. (3) Fall, Spring. Writers from ancient times through the Renaissance whose ideas are representative of concepts, movements, or creative expressions that have had significant impact upon western culture.


202. WORLD LITERATURE II. (3) Fall, Spring. Writers from the Neoclassic Age to the present whose ideas are representative of concepts, movements, or creative expressions that have had significant impact upon western culture.


211. COMPOSITION II. (3) Fall, Spring. Builds on skills developed in Composition I with emphasis on critical reading, thinking, and writing. Research paper required. Prerequisite: ENG 111.


231. ENGLISH STUDIES. (3) Spring. An overview of literary studies, including library resources, literary terminology, critical approaches, and film as literature.


251, 252. BRITISH LITERATURE. (3, 3) Fall, Spring. Developments and significance of British literature, with its historical, social, and philosophical backgrounds from the beginning to present times.


271, 272. AMERICAN LITERATURE. (3, 3) Fall, Spring. Developments and significance of American literature, with its historical, social, and philosophical backgrounds from the beginning to present times.


281. ADVANCED COMPOSITION. (3) Fall, Spring. Advanced development and polishing skills in writing, particularly expository and argumentative prose.


285. TECHNIQUES OF RESEARCH. (3) Summer. Introduction to research and its value to various disciplines. May be repeated for up to 6 hours credit. Prerequisite: Junior standing, 2.75 minimum GPA. Student must be enrolled as a McNair Scholar.

291. BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL WRITING. (3) Fall of even years. Alternates with 391/591. For students in all disciplines. Writing practice in expository prose and report writing while examining style and writing theory. Polishing of research projects from individual disciplines.


312. WRITING POETRY. (3) Spring of odd years. Alternates with 313. Emphasizes the production of poetry in a workshop format.




313. WRITING FICTION. (3) Spring of even years. Alternates with 312. Emphasizes the production of prose fiction in a workshop format.




314. SCRIPT WRITING FOR TELEVISION AND FILM. (3) Fall of even years. A workshop format for the drafting and analysis of scripts for television advertising and programming, and a short narrative film. Coordinates with COMM 314: Script Production for Television and Film.




322. SYSTEMS OF ENGLISH GRAMMAR. (3) Fall of even years. A workshop format for the drafting and analysis of scripts for television advertising and programming, and a short narrative film.




360/560. AMERICAN POETRY. (3) Summer. Offered on sufficient demand. Poets studied in detail vary from year to year. May be repeated with the consent of the department chairman.




367/567. COOPERATIVE EDUCATION. (1-6) Offered on demand. See Cooperative Education catalog section.




370. OLD AND MIDDLE ENGLISH LITERATURE. (3) Fall. British literature with emphasis on Chaucer.

371/571. SHAKESPEARE. (3) Spring. Offered on sufficient demand. Shakespeare's development as a dramatic artist and as an interpreter of humanity, with attention given to the resourcefulness of his language and the penetration of his thought.




380/580. RENAISSANCE AND SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY BRITISH LITERATURE. (3) Fall. Offered on sufficient demand. Excluding Shakespeare, study of major British writers of the period, including sonneteers, dramatists, Spenser, Donne, and Milton.




390/590. FILM AS LITERATURE. (3) Fall. Offered on sufficient demand. Film as a collaborative art form. Elements that combine to make film a unique entity drawing from the worlds of literature, drama, photography and art to define its medium.




391/591. WRITING NONFICTION. (3) Fall of odd years. Alternates with 291. Emphasizes the production of nonfiction prose pieces for publication, using a workshop format. Prerequisite: 281 or permission of department chair.




400/500. RESTORATION AND NEOCLASSIC LITERATURE. (3) Summer. Offered on sufficient demand. An in-depth period study with major attention given to Dryden, Pope, Swift, and Johnson.




402/502. BRITISH ROMANTIC POETRY. (3) Summer. Offered on sufficient demand. The poetry of Wordsworth, Coleridge, Keats, Shelley, and Byron.




403/503. STUDY IN LITERATURE OR COMPOSITION. (3) Offered on sufficient demand. Specialized study of the literature of a particular author or field, or advanced study in composition. May be repeated with the consent of the department chairman. Extra fee, subject to change, may be charged for special costs of course. Prerequisite: Consent of the department chairman.




404/504. VICTORIAN POETRY. (3) Summer. Offered on sufficient demand. Tennyson, Browning, and lesser poets of the Victorian period.

408/508. STUDIES IN SHORT FICTION. (3) Spring of even years.  Reading and analysis of short fiction from a variety of cultures in the context of historical developments in the genre. Content varies from year to year and may be repeated with consent of the department chair.




410. STUDIES IN C. S. LEWIS. (3) Fall of odd years. A survey of the major fiction and nonfiction works of the twentieth century’s greatest Christian apologist.

411/511. AMERICAN NOVEL. (3) Spring of odd years. Alternates with 408/508. Development of the American novel from its early instances to the present. Varies from year to year and may be repeated with the consent of the department chairman.




415/515. MYTHOLOGY, FOLK TALES, AND ETHNIC LITERATURE. (3) Summer. Offered on sufficient demand. Designed primarily for teachers in secondary schools. Includes units on folklore, mythology, and minority literature.



418/518. BRITISH NOVEL. (3) Fall. Offered on sufficient demand. Development of the British novel from its early instances to the present time. Varies from year to year and may be repeated with the consent of the department chairman.




420/520. LITERATURE FOR ADOLESCENTS. (3) Fall. Individual titles and characteristics of young adult literature. Includes an overview of the history of young adult literature, an analysis of individual titles, an extensive annotated bibliography, and methods for developing materials for use in grades 6-12.




422/522. NATURE AND HISTORY OF LANGUAGE. (3) Spring. Principles of linguistic analysis, history of language study, development of English, functions and varieties of language in society, establishment of standards.




425/525. LITERARY CRITICISM. (3) Fall. Offered on sufficient demand. Major critics and theory from Plato to post-structuralism, with emphasis on 20th-century developments.

450. INDEPENDENT STUDY. (1-3) Offered on demand. A project for senior students majoring in English. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor and the department chairman.




451. SENIOR PROJECT. (1) Fall, Spring. Oral presentation, in symposium format, of a paper prepared previously or concurrently for an upper-level English course of the student's choice.

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English Department
501-279-4421
english@harding.edu

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