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Arkansas Tech University         2002-2003 Undergraduate Course Catalog

Department of English

Dr. Carl W. Brucker, Head
Witherspoon Hall, Room 142
(479) 9680256
Carl.Brucker@mail.atu.edu

Professors: Brucker, Lake, Lombardo, Schrock
Associate Professors: Darkwah, Harrison, Philpotts, Poznar,
Ritchie, Wilson
Assistant Professors: Gemme, Vice, White, Worley
Instructors: N. Cox, S. Tyson

The Department of English offers majors and teacher licensure in creative writing and English.

The department's programs seek to help students express themselves effectively, especially in writing; develop a respect for and an understanding of language; appreciate and profit from a study of our common literary heritage; increase their awareness of and empathy for diverse peoples and cultures; discover the relevance of ideas and values found in their reading; and learn to think critically and evaluate wisely.

Departmental majors are prepared for a variety of careers in advertising, communications, education, government, management, personnel work, public relations, and sales. A degree in creative writing or English also provides an excellent undergraduate preparation for the student planning to pursue graduate study of business, law, or the humanities.

The degree program in English requires 36 semester hours in English: ENGL 2513, 3013; 3023; 3043; 3313; 3323; 3413; 3423; 4013; and three English electives. The English major must also complete four semesters of study in one foreign language.

The degree program in creative writing requires 45 hours in English: ENGL 2043; 2513; a minimum of 3 hours in 2881 and/or 48814; 3043; 3083; 3093; 3313; 3323; 3413; 3423; 4093; 4813 and three English electives.

Students who plan to use an English or creative writing degree as a preparation for law school are encouraged to complete some of the following electives in addition to their required courses: BUAD 2033, Legal Environment in Business; PHIL 3103, Logic; CJ 4023, Law and the Legal System; POLS 4043, American Constitutional Law to 1941; POLS 4063, American Constitutional Law 1941-Present; CJ 4053, Criminal Law and the Constitution; SOC/CJ 3043, Crime and Delinquency; SPH 2003, Public Speaking; SPH 21112121, Debate Practicum; SPH 4153, Persuasive Theory and Audience Analysis.

The curricula for teacher licensure in creative writing and English are printed in the catalog section for the School of Education.
Curriculum in English (BA Degree)

Freshman Year

Hours

English Composition I, II (ENGL 1013, 1023)1

6

Social Sciences1

6

Science1

4

Algebra for General Education (MATH 1103)1

3

Foreign Language2

68

Physical Activity1

2

Elective4

3

Total

3032

Sophomore Year

Social Sciences1

6

Fine Arts1

3

Science1

4

Foreign Language2

68

Methods of Research (ENGL 2513)

3

English Electives3

6

Humanities1

3

Total

3133

Junior Year

Modern American Literature (ENGL 3323)

3

Advanced Composition (ENGL 3043)

3

American Literature to 1900 (ENGL 3313)

3

British Literature to 1800 (ENGL 3413)

3

British Literature since 1800 (ENGL 3423)

3

Introduction to Linguistics (ENGL 3023)

3

Systems of Grammar (ENGL 3013)

3

Electives4

9

Total

30

Senior Year

History of the English Language (ENGL 4013)

3

English Elective (30004000 level)

3

Electives4

2327

Total

2933

1See appropriate alternatives or substitutions in "General Education Requirements" on page82.

2All minimum college hours (at least four semesters) should be in one language. Students with previous study in a foreign language should refer to Foreign Language Advanced Placement and Credit under Credit by Examination.

3Any 2-4000 level English courses excluding English 2003, 2013, 2173, 2881, and 4881-4.

4Electives must include sufficient upper-level courses to result in a total of 40 hours at the 3000- 4000 level.

Curriculum in Creative Writing (BFA Degree)

Freshman Year

Hours

English Composition I, II (ENGL 1013, 1023)1

6

Social Sciences1

6

Science1

8

Algebra for General Education (MATH 1103)1

3

Physical Activity1

2

Electives

6

Total

31

Sophomore Year

Social Sciences1

6

Fine Arts1

3

Humanities1

3

Introduction to Creative Writing (ENGL 2043)

3

Methods of Research (ENGL 2513)

3

Advanced Composition (ENGL 3043)

3

Practicum: Literary Journal Publication (ENGL 2881)2

1

English Elective3

3

Electives

6

Total

31

Junior Year

Fiction Workshop (ENGL 3083)

3

Poetry Workshop (ENGL 3093)

3

British Literature to 1800 (ENGL 3413)

3

American Literature to 1900 (ENGL 3313)

3

Modern American Literature (ENGL 3323)

3

British Literature since 1800 (ENGL 3423)

3

Practicum: Literary Journal Publication (ENGL 2881)2

1

Electives

12

Total

31

Senior Year

Seminar in Creative Writing (ENGL 4093)

3

Practicum: Editing Literary Journal (ENGL 48814) or Practicum: Literary Journal Publication (ENGL 2881)2

1

Senior Project in Creative Writing (ENGL 4813)

3

English Elective (30004000 level)

3

Electives

21

Total

31

1See appropriate alternatives or substitutions in "General Education Requirements" on page82.

2Students must complete a minimum of three semester hours and may complete a maximum of nine semester hours selected from ENGL 2881 and/or ENGL 48814. No more than five semester hours may be ENGL 2881 and no more than six semester hours may be ENGL 48814.

3Any 2-4000 level English courses excluding English 2003, 2013, 2113, 2173, 2881, and 4881-4.



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