English (B.A.)

The B.A. in English requires basic coursework in literature, writing, and language theory, and provides flexibility to students in pursuing additional courses that match their areas of interest and career goals. It can lead to graduate study in English, creative writing, law, or other academic or professional areas. 

Foreign language study is strongly encouraged for all English majors.

Each student graduating with a major in English will participate in a senior exit interview, normally in conjunction with ENG 4990 Senior Workshop. This review will provide a means of self-assessment for each student and program assessment for the department.

Core Courses 16 hours
English Major (B.A.**, 41 hours)
ENG 2000 Introduction to Textual Studies 4 hours
Language Theory (choose 4 credit hours from the following): 4 hours
Literature (choose 4 credit hours from the following): 4 hours
Writing (choose 4 credit hours from the following): 4 hours
Experiential Learning 1 hour
Select one course from: With permission of the instructor and chair, students may also apply other experiential learning courses (e.g., MLANG 3030 Processing The International Experience; IDS-3200-3290 Experiential Learning in the Threads, or IDS 3010 Archway Seminar Student Instructors if they can demonstrate relevance to the English major.  
Electives 18 hours

Select from any English course. 

Six hours must be upper level (3000-4000 level).

May include following Education courses:

May include two of the following:

Only one Topics in World Literature course (ENG-2200-2300) may be counted towards the English major.

 
Capstone Courses 6 hours
ENG 4980 Ways of Reading: Theory and Practice 4 hours
ENG 4990 Senior Workshop 2 hours
Each student graduating with a major in English will participate in a senior exit interview, normally in conjunction with ENG 4990. This review will provide a means of self-assessment for each student and program assessment for the department.  

Foreign language study is strongly encouraged for all English majors.

First-year writing courses (ENG 1010FYW, ENG 1020FYW, ENG 1030FYW, ENG 1040FYW, ENG 1050FYW, ENG 1060FYW, and ENG 1070FYW may not count toward an English major.

Students who wish to meet Nebraska certification regulation for the teaching of English in secondary schools may include ENG 2690 Young Adult Literature and ENG 3260 Greek Drama as electives within the major. Students should consult the Department of Education regarding additional Nebraska certification requirements.

**An English major customarily earns a B.A. degree. However, if a student has a first major that is associated with a different baccalaureate degree, the English major may serve as a second major for the degree associated with the first major (B.S., B.FA., B.M., B.S.N.). 

 

 

EDUC 2690 Young Adult Literature (3 hours)

See ENG 2690 Young Adult Literature.

Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Speaking Instructive
EDUC 3390 Methods for Teaching Reading and Writing in 7-12 (3 hours)

A course focusing on the methodology, processes, and content of reading and writing at the secondary school level. Particular attention is given to strategies effective in teaching developmental reading and writing, content area reading and writing, and basic skills in diagnosis and remediation. Laboratory experiences are provided. No P/F.
Prerequisite(s): Acceptance into the Teacher Education Program or permission of the department chair.
(Normally offered each fall semester.)

Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Writing Instructive
EDUC 3600 Student Teaching for English Language Learning (1-3 hours)

A diagnostic view of all elements pertinent to teaching English in middle and secondary schools. Strong practical emphasis will be placed on the proportional and organized development of middle and secondary English courses, realistic presentation of materials, and the practical and varied methods of testing appropriate to such courses.
Prerequisite(s): Acceptance into the Teacher Education Program or permission of the department chair.
(Normally offered each semester.)

EDUC 4870 Supervised Teaching in the Secondary School (7-14 hours)

Students work with one or more regular teachers in a secondary school. They attend the student teaching seminar and conference with their college supervisor as directed.
Prerequisite(s): Completion of preliminary student teaching requirements or approval of the department chair.

Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Experiential Learning: Intensive
ENG 1010FYW Writing and Language (2, 3, or 4 hours)

Students in this composition course will develop their skills in academic writing as they learn about topics drawn from the study of language, such as the history of language, language and gender, linguistic diversity and language policies in government and education.
(Normally offered every fall and spring semester.)

Archway Curriculum: First-Year Curriculum: First-Year Writing
ENG 1020FYW Writing and Literature (2, 3, or 4 hours)

Students in this composition course will develop their skill in academic writing as they respond to and analyze literature.

Archway Curriculum: First-Year Curriculum: First-Year Writing
ENG 1030FYW Writing and the Creative Arts (3 or 4 hours)

Student in this multi-genre composition and writing course will develop their skill in both academic and creative writing as they explore what it means to be creative across multiple written mediums.
(Normally offered annually in fall or spring semester.)

Archway Curriculum: First-Year Curriculum: First-Year Writing
Archway Curriculum: Foundational Literacies: Creative and Performing Arts
Archway Curriculum: Integrative Core: UC Reflected Self Thread
ENG 1040FYW Writing and Identity (2 hours)

Students in this composition course will develop their skill in academic writing as they explore the relationship between academic discourse and the evolution of identity.

Archway Curriculum: First-Year Curriculum: First-Year Writing
Archway Curriculum: Integrative Core: Identity Thread
ENG 1050FYW Writing in the Disciplines (2 hours)

Students in this composition course will develop their skill in academic writing as they use writing to process the concepts in a particular academic discipline.

Archway Curriculum: First-Year Curriculum: First-Year Writing
ENG 1060FYW Writing and Media Literacy (2 hours)

Students in this composition course will critically examine and analyze aspects of mass media and popular culture in order to explore how the media are used to construct meaning and/or to persuade.

Archway Curriculum: First-Year Curriculum: First-Year Writing
ENG 1070FYW Writing and Social Media (2 hours)

Students in this composition course will explore how digital technology shapes composing practices through critical engagement with new media formats in order to produce multimedia works of their own.

Archway Curriculum: First-Year Curriculum: First-Year Writing
ENG 2000 Introduction to Textual Studies (4 hours)

This course will introduce new English majors and minors to the critical methodologies, concepts, and terminology needed for the analysis and discussion of literature and other cultural texts and to the kinds of research and scholarship they will be asked to do in their later coursework. Students will also learn about a range of career paths open to those with a background in English.
(Normally offered every spring semester.)

ENG 2050 Introduction to British Literature (4 hours)

A survey of British literature that provides a historical perspective to British writers and genres, from the middle ages to the present.
Prerequisite(s): First Year Writing.
(Normally offered every fall semester.)

Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Writing Instructive
ENG 2070 Introduction to U.S. Literature (4 hours)

A survey course providing a historical perspective on the culture of the United States through the study of its literature from its historical beginnings to the present.
Prerequisite(s): First Year Writing
(Normally offered every spring semester.)

Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Writing Instructive
Archway Curriculum: Integrative Core: Democracy Thread
Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Diversity Instructive: U.S.
ENG 2170 Introduction to Fiction Writing (4 hours)

An introduction to the writing of fiction with an emphasis upon a variety of forms, techniques, and narrative voices. Discussion of student writing will take place in a workshop setting.
Prerequisite(s): First Year Writing or permission of the instructor.
(Normally offered every spring semester.)

Archway Curriculum: Foundational Literacies: Creative and Performing Arts
Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Writing Instructive
ENG 2190 Introduction to Poetry Writing (4 hours)

An introduction to the writing of poetry with an emphasis upon a variety of forms and techniques. Discussion of student writing will take place in a workshop setting.
Prerequisite(s): First Year Writing or permission of the instructor.
(Normally offered every fall semester.)

Archway Curriculum: Foundational Literacies: Creative and Performing Arts
Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Writing Instructive
ENG 2510 Introduction to Linguistics (4 hours)

Students study principles of linguistic analysis and survey various theories of English grammar. Topics include: English phonetics and phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and subfields of linguistics.
Prerequisite(s): Sophomore standing or instructor permission.
(Normally offered alternate fall semesters.)

ENG 2520 History of English (4 hours)

An introductory course in the historical and grammatical development of Modern English from Old English and Middle English.
Prerequisite(s): Sophomore standing or instructor permission.
(Normally offered alternate fall semesters.)

ENG 2600 Introduction to Ancient Rhetoric (4 hours)

Students will study the early history of rhetoric, drawing upon the Greek and Roman traditions and those of at least one additional culture. Students will focus on the major tenets of these rhetorical traditions, enabling them to analyze a variety of texts from multiple cultural perspectives.
Prerequisite(s): Sophomore standing or instructor permission.
(Normally offered alternate spring semesters.)

Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Writing Instructive
Archway Curriculum: Integrative Core: Power Thread
ENG 2630 Journalism And Free Speech (4 hours)

An introductory course in journalism concentrating upon basic techniques of news gathering and writing, including a basic history of news media.

Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Writing Instructive
Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Experiential Learning: Exploratory
Archway Curriculum: Integrative Core: Democracy Thread
ENG 2690 Young Adult Literature (3 hours)

A survey study of instructional materials of special interest to the junior and senior high school age. Examination of various sources of print and nonprint materials.  Includes bibliotherapy, book-talk techniques, notable authors/producers, and prize winning materials. Discussion of censorship, controversial issues, selection criteria, and the tools to keep abreast of the field.
Cross-listed with EDUC 2690 Young Adult Literature.
(Normally offered alternate fall semesters.)

Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Speaking Instructive
ENG 2970 Internship (1-8 hours)

An on-the-job experience oriented toward the student's major interest (e.g., writing, editorial, The Flintlock, literacy instruction, textual analysis, research). The student is to secure a position in an organization that satisfies the mutual interests of the instructor, the sponsor, and the student. P/F Only.
Prerequisite(s): Permission of the department chair.

Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Experiential Learning: Exploratory
ENG 3000 Shakespeare (4 hours)

A systematic study of the outstanding literary artist of the English language: comedies, tragedies, and historical plays.
Prerequisite(s): First Year Writing, ENG 2000 Introduction to Textual Studies or THTRE-1020 and Junior standing.
(Normally offered spring of odd-numbered years.)

Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Writing Instructive
ENG 3020 Studies in Writing: Risk Fiction (4 hours)

Each course in the Studies in Writing group focuses on the writing process and its product as applied to a particular genre (risk fiction, scriptwriting, hybrid genes, creative nonfiction, biography, and memoir) or concept (writing the body), which will vary from semester to semester. The course is conducted as a workshop in which students read their own compositions to the class and respond to the compositions of their classmates.

Prerequisite(s): ENG 1030FYW Writing and the Creative Arts, ENG 2170 Introduction to Fiction Writing, or ENG 2190 Introduction to Poetry Writing, or instructor permission.

Archway Curriculum: Foundational Literacies: Creative and Performing Arts
Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Writing Instructive
Archway Curriculum: Integrative Core: Chaos Thread
ENG 3030 Studies in Writing: Writing the Body (4 hours)

Each course in the Studies in Writing group focuses on the writing process and its product as applied to a particular genre (risk fiction, scriptwriting, hybrid genes, creative nonfiction, biography, and memoir) or concept (writing the body), which will vary from semester to semester. The course is conducted as a workshop in which students read their own compositions to the class and respond to the compositions of their classmates.

Prerequisite(s): ENG 1030FYW Writing and the Creative Arts, ENG 2170 Introduction to Fiction Writing, or ENG 2190 Introduction to Poetry Writing, or instructor permission.

Archway Curriculum: Foundational Literacies: Creative and Performing Arts
Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Writing Instructive
Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Diversity Instructive: U.S.
Archway Curriculum: Integrative Core: Gender and Sexuality Thread
ENG 3040 Studies In Writing: Scriptwriting (4 hours)

Each course in the Studies in Writing group focuses on the writing process and its product as applied to a particular genre (risk fiction, scriptwriting, hybrid genres, creative nonfiction, biography and memoir) or concept (writing the body), which will vary from semester to semester. The course is conducted as a workshop in which students read their own compositions to the class and respond to the compositions of their classmates. Prerequisite(s): ENG 1030FYW Writing and the Creative Arts, ENG 2170 Introduction to Fiction Writing, or ENG 2190 Introduction to Poetry Writing, or instructor permission.

Archway Curriculum: Foundational Literacies: Creative and Performing Arts
Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Writing Instructive
Archway Curriculum: Integrative Core: Innovation Thread
ENG 3050 Studies In Writing: Hybrid Genres (4 hours)

Each course in the Studies in Writing group focuses on the writing process and its product as applied to a particular genre (risk fiction, scriptwriting, hybrid genres, creative nonfiction, biography and memoir) or concept (writing the body), which will vary from semester to semester. The course is conducted as a workshop in which students read their own compositions to the class and respond to the compositions of their classmates. Prerequisite(s): ENG 1030FYW Writing and the Creative Arts, ENG 2170 Introduction to Fiction Writing, or ENG 2190 Introduction to Poetry Writing, or instructor permission.

Archway Curriculum: Foundational Literacies: Creative and Performing Arts
Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Writing Instructive
Archway Curriculum: Integrative Core: Chaos Thread
ENG 3070 Studies In Writing: Creative Nonfiction (4 hours)

Each course in the Studies in Writing group focuses on the writing process and its product as applied to a particular genre (risk fiction, scriptwriting, hybrid genres, creative nonfiction, biography and memoir) or concept (writing the body), which will vary from semester to semester. The course is conducted as a workshop in which students read their own compositions to the class and respond to the compositions of their classmates. Prerequisite(s): ENG 1030FYW Writing and the Creative Arts, ENG 2170 Introduction to Fiction Writing, or ENG 2190 Introduction to Poetry Writing, or instructor permission.

Archway Curriculum: Foundational Literacies: Creative and Performing Arts
Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Writing Instructive
ENG 3080 Studies In Writing: Biography & Memoir (4 hours)

Each course in the Studies in Writing group focuses on the writing process and its product as applied to a particular genre (risk fiction, scriptwriting, hybrid genres, creative nonfiction, biography and memoir) or concept (writing the body), which will vary from semester to semester. The course is conducted as a workshop in which students read their own compositions to the class and respond to the compositions of their classmates. Prerequisite(s): ENG 1030FYW Writing and the Creative Arts, ENG 2170 Introduction to Fiction Writing, or ENG 2190 Introduction to Poetry Writing, or instructor permission.

Archway Curriculum: Foundational Literacies: Creative and Performing Arts
Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Writing Instructive
Archway Curriculum: Integrative Core: Identity Thread
ENG 3150 Professional and Community Writing (2 or 4 hours)

An advanced writing workshop covering rhetorical principles (invention, arrangement, style, presentation) of various disciplines. Students will complete writing projects related to their professional and civic interests.
Prerequisite(s): Junior standing.
(Normally offered alternate fall semesters.)

Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Writing Instructive
ENG 3170 Advanced Fiction Writing: Finding Your Voice (4 hours)

An advanced course in the writing of fiction within a continued emphasis on a variety of
forms, techniques, and narrative voices. In particular, this course will focus on the creation of voice in writing via discussions of identity and authorial perspective.  Discussion of student writing will take place in a workshop setting.

Prerequisite(s): ENG 1030FYW Writing and the Creative Arts or ENG 2170 Introduction to Fiction Writing.

(Normally offered each fall semester.)

Archway Curriculum: Foundational Literacies: Creative and Performing Arts
Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Writing Instructive
Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Diversity Instructive: U.S.
Archway Curriculum: Integrative Core: Identity Thread
ENG 3190 Advanced Topics in Poetry Writing (4 hours)

An advanced course in the writing of poetry with a continued emphasis on a variety of forms and techniques. Discussion of student writing will take place in a workshop setting. Specific topics will vary by semester. Course may be repeated for credit with the permission of the instructor.
Prerequisite(s): ENG 1030FYW Writing and the Creative Arts or ENG 2190 Introduction to Poetry Writing.
(Normally offered each spring semester.)

Archway Curriculum: Foundational Literacies: Creative and Performing Arts
Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Writing Instructive
ENG 3200 Monsters, Miracles, and Magic in the Literature of Later Medieval England (2 hours)

A course in the literature of the medieval period in England, emphasizing the period's linguistic diversity and focusing on texts featuring situations or characters that in some way transcend ordinary experience.
Prerequisite(s): ENG 2000 Introduction to Textual Studies and junior standing.

ENG 3210 Chaucer (2 hours)

A course on the work of the poet Geoffrey Chaucer, his London dialect of Middle English, the different genres and subject matter of his major poetry, and that poetry's cultural and literary context.
Prerequisite(s): ENG 2000 Introduction to Textual Studies and junior standing

ENG 3230 American Transcendentalism (2 hours)

This course will study the 19th century Boston- based movement known as American Transcendentalism, a movement that was equal parts literary, philosophical, religious, and reformist. Writers studied will usually include Emerson, Fuller, Hawthorne, Thoreau, Whitman, Melville, and Dickinson.
Prerequisite(s): First Year Writing and junior standing or permission of the instructor.
(Normally offered alternate fall semesters.)

Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Writing Instructive
ENG 3240 Literature of the 1920s I (2 hours)

A course devoted to literary modernism in English-- the revolutions in poetry and fiction undertaken on both sides of the Atlantic after World War I. William Butler Yeats, James Joyce, and Virginia Woolf will be among the writers studied in the first course, Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and William Faulkner among those studied in the second. This course is designed in two linked but free-standing two-credit, eight-week courses.
Prerequisite(s): ENG 2000 Introduction to Textual Studies or junior standing or permission of the instructor.
(Normally offered alternate spring semesters.)

Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Writing Instructive
Archway Curriculum: Integrative Core: Chaos Thread
ENG 3250 Postmodernism (2 hours)

This course will examine the influential artistic and philosophical movement known as postmodernism. Although the main focus will be on literary postmodernism, students will be encouraged to explore the application of postmodern theory to consumer culture, architecture, film, music, and other fields.
Prerequisite(s): First Year Writing and Junior standing or permission of the instructor.
(Normally offered alternate fall semesters.)

Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Writing Instructive
Archway Curriculum: Integrative Core: Chaos Thread
ENG 3260 Greek Drama (3 hours)

In this course, students will read a selection of plays by ancient Greek playrights: the comedies of Aristophanes and the tragedies of Aeschylus, Euripides, and Sophocles. For a semester project, students will work as a collaborative team to write and perform a dramatic work (along with related documents) to demonstrate their understanding of the genre, period, and culture.
Cross listed with THTRE 3260.
Prerequisite(s): First Year Writing and Junior Standing.
(Normally offered alternate spring semesters.)

Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Writing Instructive
Archway Curriculum: Integrative Core: Chaos Thread
ENG 3280 Literature of the 1920s II (2 hours)

A course devoted to literary modernism in English -- the revolutions in poetry and fiction undertaken on both sides of the Atlantic after World War I. William Butler Yeats, James Joyce, and Virginia Woolf will be among the writers studied in the first course, Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and William Faulkner are among those studied in the second. This course is designed in two linked but freestanding two-credit, eight-week courses.
Prerequisite(s): ENG 2000 Introduction to Textual Studies or junior standing or permission of the instructor.
(Normally offered alternate spring semesters.)

Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Writing Instructive
Archway Curriculum: Integrative Core: Chaos Thread
ENG 3310 Tocqueville‘s Democracy in America (2 hours)

Since its publication in 1831, Alexis de Tocqueville's Democracy in America has remained a classic text in sociology, political science, and American cultural studies, both as a document of what the United States was like in the half-century before the Civil War and as a dissection of our national character. The course will be devoted to reading, discussing, analyzing, and writing about Tocqueville's influential study.
Prerequisite(s): POLSC 1000 United States Government and Politics, POLSC 1010 Intro to U.S. Govt/Politics: Civic Engagement, or POLSC 1010FYW Introduction to U.S. Govt/Politics and junior standing or permission of the instructor.
(Normally offered alternate fall semesters.)

Archway Curriculum: Integrative Core: Democracy Thread
ENG 3320 Irish Literature and Irish Nationalism (2 hours)

A course in the historical and political contexts of modern Irish literature, including the work of William Butler Yeats, James Joyce, Seamus Heaney, and others.
Prerequisite(s): IDS 1200/IDS 1200FYW/IDS 1210 Identity: An Introductory Exploration or ENG 2000 Introduction to Textual Studies or or permission of the instructor.
(Normally offered alternate fall semesters.)

Archway Curriculum: Integrative Core: Identity Thread
ENG 3360 Modern Novel (2 hours)

This course in the development of the novel since the end of World War II, uses examples drawn primarily from Great Britain, the United States, and the Anglophone world.
Prerequisite(s): ENG 2000 Introduction to Textual Studies and junior standing.
(Normally offered alternate spring semesters.)

ENG 3370 Chicano Novel (2 hours)

An introduction to the contemporary Chicano novel, generally including (but not limited to) the work of Sandra Cisneros, Rudolfo Anaya, Helena Maria Viramontes, Ana Castillo, and Dagoberto Gib.
Prerequisite(s): First Year Writing and junior standing or permission of the instructor.
(Normally offered alternate spring semesters.)

Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Writing Instructive
Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Diversity Instructive: U.S.
ENG 3410 Women Writing Across Cultures (4 hours)

Fiction and essays by women from various cultures (including the U.S., Europe, Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean) will be the focus of this course. The multicultural, international reading list will provide students insight into the lives and experiences of women most likely very different from themselves; thus they can appreciate and learn from the differences and make connections across cultures.
Cross listed with GEND 3410.
Prerequisite(s): First Year Writing and sophomore standing.

Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Diversity Instructive: Global
Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Writing Instructive
Archway Curriculum: Integrative Core: Gender and Sexuality Thread
ENG 3500 Postcolonial and Global Literature (4 hours)

A thematic course designed to complement the more traditional offerings in British and American literature. The emphasis will be on the shock of colonization, the oppression of imperialism, and the struggle for independence. Attention will also be paid to the encounter of the individual with the questions of God, family, love, war, work, change, and death.
Prerequisite(s): First Year Writing and Sophomore standing.

Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Diversity Instructive: Global
Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Writing Instructive
Archway Curriculum: Integrative Core: Power Thread
ENG 3530 Studies in Linguistics (2 hours)

A course in which students will concentrate in depth on one subfield or topic in the domain of linguistics. The particular subject will be determined each time the course is offered.
Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or instructor permission.
(Normally offered every other spring.)

Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Discourse Instructive
Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Diversity Instructive: U.S.
Archway Curriculum: Integrative Core: Power Thread
ENG 3630 Studies in Rhetoric (2 hours)

A course in which students will concentrate in depth on one topic within the domain of rhetoric. The particular subject will be determined each time the course is offered.
Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or instructor permission.
(Normally offered every other fall.)

Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Writing Instructive
Archway Curriculum: Integrative Core: Humans in the Natural Environment Thread
ENG 3800 African-American Literature (4 hours)

This course supplements the basic American survey course. Its aim is to acquaint students with representative autobiography, fiction, drama, poetry, literary criticism, and essays by African-American writers from Frederick Douglass to Toni Morrison.
Prerequisite(s): First Year Writing and Sophomore standing.
(Normally offered alternate spring semesters.)

Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Writing Instructive
Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Diversity Instructive: U.S.
Archway Curriculum: Integrative Core: Identity Thread
ENG 3930 Pedagogy Practicum (English Student Instructor) (2-3 hours)

Student instructors will apply their knowledge of discipline-specific pedagogical theories by working with faculty members in either First Year Writing or ENG 2200-2280 Topics in World Literature. Students will plan class discussions; create and respond to student assignments; and do independent projects designed to reflect on their experiences in class. All students in ENG 3930 Pedagogy Practicum (English Student Instructor) will meet once a month with the department chair to evaluate their progress. Course may not be repeated for credit.
Pass/Fail only.
Prerequisite(s): Approval of instructor and department chair and ENG 3920 Preparation for Pedagogy Practicum.

Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Experiential Learning: Intensive
ENG 3970 Internship (1-8 hours)

An on-the-job experience oriented toward the student's major interest (e.g., writing, editorial, The Flintlock, literacy instruction, textual analysis, research). The student is to secure a position in an organization that satisfies the mutual interests of the instructor, the sponsor, and the student.  P/F Only.
Prerequisite(s): Permission of the department chair.

Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Experiential Learning: Intensive
ENG 4970 Internship (1-8 hours)

An on-the-job experience oriented toward the student's major interest. The student is to secure a position in an organization that satisfies the mutual interests of the instructor, the sponsor, and the student. P/F Only.
Prerequisite(s): Permission of the department chair.

Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Experiential Learning: Intensive
ENG 4980 Ways of Reading: Theory and Practice (4 hours)

A course in the theory and development of literary criticism including a general overview of theories of literary criticism before the 20th-century and 20th-century critical theories.
Prerequisite(s): Senior standing.

ENG 4990 Senior Workshop (2 hours)

A senior-level research and writing seminar. In this course students produce a research paper of approximately 20 pages or an original work (e.g., a short story) supplemented with a 10-page essay that explains their work critically. At the end of the term, students make panel presentations about their work to the entire department, and each paper is read by two faculty chosen by each student.
Prerequisite(s): Senior standing.

Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Writing Instructive
Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Speaking Instructive
IDS 3010 Archway Seminar Student Instructors (1-4 hours)

Student instructors work closely with faculty instructors in the Archway Seminars, planning seminar sessions, facilitating class discussion, and responding to seminar assignments. In addition, student instructors will meet as a group to discuss and evaluate their experiences, and to participate in student development activities. Three hours of lecture per week (the meeting of the Archway Seminar). One hour of discussion per week or as needed.
Pass/Fail oriented.
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours.
Prerequisite(s): Selection as a student instructor for an Archway Seminar (approved by the Associate Provost for Integrative and Experiential Learning) and junior or senior standing.

Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Experiential Learning: Intensive
MLANG 3030 Processing The International Experience (1 hours)

This class is for students who have successfully completed a semester or year of study abroad?or international internship. Students will process that experience further by analyzing specific cultural and educational experiences and interacting with students who have had similar experiences abroad.P/F only. Offered every semester.

Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Discourse Instructive
Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Experiential Learning: Intensive
THTRE 2810 Playwriting I (3 hours)

Playwriting 1 is a course introducing students to the principles of dramatic construction and formal devices of playwriting. Students will write individually and collaboratively in large groups, small groups, and pairs. Emphasis is given to creative writing exercises exploring monologue, dialogue, character in text, language as action, scene structure, exposition, and conflict. Students will have the opportunity to share writing in class and receive feedback in a supportive workshop environment. Students will critically reflect on what they've written and assemble a portfolio of their writing.
Students may not receive credit for both THTRE 1810FYW Playwriting I and THTRE 2810 Playwriting I.
(Normally offered each spring semester.)

Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Writing Instructive
Archway Curriculum: Foundational Literacies: Creative and Performing Arts
THTRE 3840 Playwriting II (3 hours)

A Writing-Instructive course building upon the principles of dramatic construction and devices of playwriting learned in THTRE 1810FYW Playwriting I or THTRE 2810 Playwriting I. Emphasis is given to creative writing exercises, the writing and revision of longer works, and the writing of a research essay. Students will have the opportunity to share writing in class and receive feedback in a supportive workshop environment. Students will assemble a portfolio of their writing, including at least one one-act play, their playwriting research essay, their guided reflections and other work as determined by professor/student conferencing.
Prerequisite(s): THTRE 1810FYW/THTRE 2810 Playwriting I or permission of the instructor.
(Normally offered each spring semester.)

Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Writing Instructive
THTRE 3850 Playwriting III (3 hours)

An intermediate course building upon the principles of dramatic construction and devices of playwriting learned in THTRE 1810FYW/THTRE 2810 Playwriting I and THTRE 3840 Playwriting II. Emphasis is given to creative writing exercises and the writing and revision of longer works. Each student will, in addition, engage in the processes of literary adaptation and writing for children's theatre. Students will have the opportunity to share writing in class and receive feedback in a supportive workshop environment. Students will assemble a portfolio that will include their adaption, their children's theatre project, their midterm and final projects, their guided reflections and other work as determined by professor/student conferencing. Prerequisite(s): THTRE 1810FYW/THTRE 2810 Playwriting I and THTRE 3840 Playwriting II or permission of instructor.
(Normally offered each spring semester.)

THTRE 4850 Playwriting IV (3 hours)

An intermediate course building upon the principles of dramatic construction and devices
of playwriting learned in THTRE 1810FYW/THTRE 2810 Playwriting I, THTRE 3840 Playwriting II, and
THTRE 3850 Playwriting III. Emphasis is given to more advanced creative writing exercises and
the writing and revision of a full length play. Students will also investigate documentary
theatre writing. Students will have the opportunity to share writing in class and receive
feedback in a supportive workshop environment. Students will assemble a portfolio that will
include their midterm and final projects, their guided reflections and other work as determined
by professor/student conferencing.
Prerequisite(s): THTRE 1810FYW/THTRE 2810 Playwriting I, THTRE 3840 Playwriting II, and THTRE 3850 Playwriting III, or permission of the instructor.
(Normally offered each spring semester.)