Wright State University 2005-2006Undergraduate Catalog
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English Language and Literatures

Professors Bracher (Emeritus), Bullock, N. Cary (Emeritus), Correale (Emeritus), Fleischauer (Emeritus), Guthrie, Harden (Emerita), Howard, Hughes (Emeritus), Hussman (Emeritus), Law, Maner, Milligan, Pacernick, Pringle, Sammons, Swanson (Emeritus), Whissen (Emeritus)
Associate Professors Beumer-Johnson, C. Cary (Emerita), Crusan, Hall, Jones, Kich (WSU-Lake Campus), Limouze (chair), Loranger, MacDonald, Mack, Molitierno (WSU-Lake Campus), Oxindine, Schwartz (WSU-Lake Campus), Seitz, Seon, Sharma
Assistant Professors Breuer, Flanagan, Hagen (Emerita, WSU-Lake Campus), Haught, Lamping, Macleod, Snyder (Emerita, WSU-Lake Campus), Strombeck, Zaytoun
Lecturers Allen, Blakelock, Chesire, Cornett, Dickey, Geisel, Klaisner, Rubin, Sayer, Smith, Strader
Instructors Burke, Crews, Crowley, DeThomas, Hayes, Hernandez, Horwitz, Lindsey, Marshall, McGinley, Metzner, Rowe

The English major provides a balanced program of introductory and advanced work in English and American literature, world literature in English, English language and linguistics, and writing. The program offers students the chance to engage in a major humanistic discipline, the study of literature, which is challenging and enriching in itself. The English major also provides sound professional training for those interested in high school or college teaching, the teaching of English as a second language, business or technical writing, or graduate work; and the program is an excellent background for students entering professional schools or planning business careers.

The English major offers five concentrations that have been designed to meet the needs of students with a general interest in literature and of those with special interests in writing or teaching. Students seeking a strong background in literature, history, theory, and analysis should take the general concentration in English, which combines the historical and critical study of literature with innovative approaches to critical methods, women's studies, nontraditional literatures, and non-Western literature in English. The concentration in English with an emphasis on creative writing offers students a full series of introductory and advanced creative writing courses. The concentration in English with an emphasis on professional writing gives interested students a strong combination of literature and professional writing instruction, including course work in business and technical writing, and journalism. The concentration in English with an emphasis on TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) provides a combination of advanced work in applied linguistics with training in current methods of language teaching.

Finally, the concentration in English with an emphasis on Integrated Language Arts offers a combination of courses in literature, communication, language study, and pedagogy for students interested in seeking licensure to teach English and language arts in middle school or high school.

In choosing electives, students should try to select, in consultation with the departmental advisor, courses that complement their major interest and form a coherent unit of study or courses that provide an appropriate career-oriented concentration.

Degree Requirements-English

Bachelor of Arts Degree

General Concentration in English
See General Education Requirements
General Education Requirements 56

Required Course:
Area VI: Any approved Liberal Arts College
Component course
   
English Major Requirements 56

ENG 300, 301 8
ENG 351 or 352; 353 or 354; 355 or 356 or 357; and one more from the ENG 351 through 359 group 16
Four of the following courses:
ENG 410, 420, 430, 440, 450, 460, 470, 480 16
Three additional 300-level or 400-level courses 12
One course in linguistics (ENG 478 or 479) 4
   
Foreign Language and Research Methods Requirement 32

Electives 48
Total 192


Concentration in English with an Emphasis on Creative Writing

See General Education Requirements
General Education Requirements 56

Required Course:
Area VI: Any approved Liberal Arts College
Component course
   
English Core Requirements 32

ENG 300, 301 8
ENG 351, 352, 353 or 354 (one course); ENG 355, 356 or 357 (one course); and one other course from the ENG 351 through 359 group 12
Two of the following courses:
ENG 410, 420, 430, 440, 450, 460, 470, 480 8
One course in linguistics (ENG 478 or 479) 4
Creative Writing Requirements 24
Six classes in creative writing, distributed as follows:
ENG 302, 303, 304 (any two)
ENG 492, 493 (at least one)
Three more classes in creative writing
(NOTE: Any creative writing class may be taken up to three times.)
   
Foreign Language and Research Methods Requirement 32

   
Electives 48

Total 192


Concentration in English with an Emphasis on Professional Writing

See General Education Requirements
General Education Requirements 56

Required Course:
Area VI: Any approved Liberal Arts College
Component course
   
English Core Requirements 32

ENG 300, 301 8
ENG 351, 352, 353 or 354 (one course); ENG 355, 356 or 357 (one course); and one other course from the ENG 351 through 359 group 12
Two of the following courses:
ENG 410, 420, 430, 440, 450, 460, 470, 480 8
One course in linguistics (ENG 478 or 479) 4
Professional Writing Requirements 24
Any six classes from the following:
ENG 330, 333, 343, 344, 364, 400, 402, 404, 405, 454, 458, 495
   
Foreign Language and Research Methods Requirement 32

   
Electives 48

Total 192


Concentration in English with an Emphasis on TESOL

See General Education Requirements
General Education Requirements 56

Required Course:
Area VI: Any approved Liberal Arts College
Component course
   
English Core Requirements 32

ENG 300, 301 8
ENG 351, 352, 353 or 354 (one course);
ENG 355, 356 or 357 (one course); and one other course from the ENG 351 through 359 group 12
Two of the following courses:
ENG 410, 420, 430, 440, 450, 460, 470, 480 8
One course in linguistics: ENG 478 4
   
TESOL Requirements 24

ENG 481, 482, 487 12
ENG 483, 484, and either 479 or 488  
       OR  
ENG 474,475, and 477 12
   
Related Requirement 4

ED 458 or ED 460 4
   
Foreign Language and Research Methods Requirement 32

   
Electives 44

Total 192

Integrated Language Arts/ English Education

Students who wish to teach English or language arts in Ohio public high schools should pursue the B.A. in English with a concentration in integrated language arts. Upon completion of this undergraduate degree program in the College of Liberal Arts, students then need to complete the Graduate-Level Teacher Preparation Program (GLTPP) Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree through Wright State's College of Education and Human Services. Graduates of the B.A. in English/ Integrated Language Arts and the GLTPP are eligible to seek licensure from the Ohio Department of Education in adolescent/young adult integrated language arts.

For admission to the major in English: Integrated Language Arts, students must present any one of the following:
  • An overall GPA of 2.50 or better after completion of 48 hours (a minimum of 24 hours completed at Wright State University)
  • An overall GPA of 2.25 or better, with grades of B or better in both ENG 300 and 301, after completion of 48 hours (a minimum of 24 hours completed at Wright State University)
  • An overall GPA of 2.00 or better, with a GPA of 3.30 in five courses in the English major, after completion of 48 hours (a minimum of 24 hours completed at Wright State University)
  • The recommendation of an English department faculty member and permission of the department chair
Requirements for admission to the GLTPP include a minimum GPA, admission testing, and interviews. Throughout their undergraduate work, students should consult regularly with their advisor in the College of Education and Human Services to ensure that they are meeting requirements to enter the GLTPP.

Concentration in English with an Emphasis on Integrated Language Arts/English Education
See General Education Requirements
General Education Requirements 56

Required Course:
Area VI: Any approved Liberal Arts College
Component course
   
English Core Requirements 32

ENG 300, 301 8
ENG 351, 352, 353 or 354 (one course); ENG 355, 356 or 357 (one course); ENG 359 or ENG 310 12
Two courses from the following:
ENG 410, 420, 430, 440, 450, 460, 470 8
Note: It is strongly recommended that literature courses selected include works by Shakespeare, diverse female writers, and writers of color and/or ethnic diversity.
One course in linguistics (ENG 340 or 478) 4
   
Language Arts Requirements 24


ENG 341, 345, 346, 385 16
ENG 486 4
One course from the following: 4
ENG 347, 454, 470, 480, 483, 488
   
Co-Requisites 32

COM 101, 152, 200 12
COM 256 or 411 4
ED 221, 223, 301, 303; EDS 333 16
   
Foreign Language and Research Methods Requirement 32

   
Electives 16

Total 192

English Honors Program

The honors program in English is designed to encourage and recognize superior academic accomplishments by English undergraduates. With the approval of the chair of the English department and the departmental honors advisor, students who meet the eligibility standards may enter the English honors program before the beginning of their senior year. Students may be admitted to the program on the recommendation of any member of the English department faculty, or students may petition to enter the program. Under the direction of a faculty tutor, students in the honors program will complete an honors project that culminates in their writing an honors thesis or project report. For further information on eligibility and enrollment, students should consult the departmental honors advisor.

Minor in English

The minor in English is designed for students who wish to take a coherent body of courses in English and American literature. The minor combines core courses in literary history and methodology with a selection of advanced studies. Students interested in the minor should consult with the departmental advisor to determine the best courses for their needs.
   
English Minor Requirements 36

ENG 300, 301 8
ENG 351, 352, 353, 354 (one course); ENG 355, 356, 357 (one course); and one other course from the ENG 351 through 359 group 12
Two of the following courses:
ENG 410, 420, 430, 440, 450, 460, 470, 480 8
Two additional 300-level or 400-level courses 8

Minor in TESOL

The TESOL minor provides students with course work that complements many other majors. The TESOL minor consists of core TESOL (emphasizing teaching English as a second or foreign language) or TEFL (focusing specifically on teaching English as a foreign language) methodology/ materials and theory/culture courses, in addition to introductory linguistics, grammar, and assessment courses, and a four-hour practicum. Interested students should contact the director of TESOL.
   
TESOL Minor Requirements 28

ENG 478 16
(prerequisite or co-requisite for the remaining courses in the TESOL minor), 482, 487, 460
and either
the following three TESOL courses:
ENG 481, 483, 484 12
or
the following three TEFL courses:
ENG 477, 480, 485 12

Certificate Program in Technical and Professional Writing

A certificate in professional writing is available to all students who successfully complete five courses from a list of approved writing courses (20 hours total). The certificate program can supplement any of the English concentrations or any other major. The courses in the program prepare students for careers as writers in business and related fields, as journalists, and as editors. Interested students should contact the departmental advisor or the director of writing programs for futher information

Certificate Program in TEFL

A certificate program in Teaching English as a Foreign Language provides the basic knowledge and skills necessary to teach English overseas. Unlike the TESOL certificate, the TEFL certificate focuses exclusively on English as a foreign language, addressing the special circumstances and resulting challenges involved in teaching students English in their home country. Four courses and a practicum provide the requisite knowledge in language, theory, culture, and classroom teaching of English abroad. The TEFL certificate is open to any major or nondegree student who has completed ENG 102. Interested students should contact their department advisor or the director of TESOL programs for further information.

Certificate Program in TESOL

The English department offers a certificate program in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. Five courses and a practicum provide the requisite knowledge of linguistics and TESOL theory and methods. Interested students should contact their departmental advisor or the director of TESOL for further information. For information about the Endorsement in TESOL, the public school credential, interested students should contact the College of Education and Human Services or the director of TESOL.
 
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