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Dr. Carl W. Brucker, Head
Witherspoon Hall, Room 142
(479) 968-0256
cbrucker@atu.edu

Professors:
Brucker, Lake, Lombardo, Poznar, Ritchie, Wilson
Associate Professors:
Gemme, White, Worley
Assistant Professors:
Anderson, Enchelmayer,
St. John, Shaman, Wendelberger
Instructor:
N. Cox

The Department of English offers majors and teacher licensure in creative writing and English. In addition, the department offers minors in creative writing, English, and teaching English as a second language.

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 2063; 3013 or 3023; 3313; 3323; 3413; 3423 and six English electives. The English major must also complete two semesters of study in one foreign language.

The degree program in creative writing requires 45 hours in English: ENGL 2043; 2063; a minimum of 3 hours in 2881; 3043; 3083; 3093; 3313; 3323; 3413; 3423; 4093; 4813 and four 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: BLAW 2033, Legal Environment of Business; PHIL 3103, Logic; CJ 4023, Law and the Legal System; POLS 4043, American Constitutional Law; CJ 4053, Criminal Law and the Constitution; SOC/CJ 2043, Crime and Delinquency; SPH 2003, Public Speaking; SPH 2111-2121, Debate Practicum; SPH 4153, Persuasive Theory and Audience Analysis; JOUR 4123, Laws of Communication.

The curricula for teacher licensure in creative writing and English are printed in the catalog section for the College of Education.

Curriculum in English (BA Degree)
Degree Completion Plan Beginning in Fall Semester
Freshman Sophomore
Fall Spring Fall Spring
ENGL 10131,T 3 ENGL 10231,T 3 ENGL 2063 3 ENGL 3013 or 3023 3
Social Sciences1,T 3 Social Sciences1,T 3 Social Sciences1,T 3 Social Sciences1,T 3
Mathematics1,T 3 Science with Lab1,T 4 Science with Lab1,T 4 English Elective3 3
Beg. Foreign Lang I2,T 4 Beg. Foreign Lang II2,T 4 English Elective3 3 Elective4 3
Physical Activity1,T 2 Elective4,T 3 Fine Arts1,T 3 Humanities1,T 3
Total Hours 15 Total Hours 17 Total Hours 16 Total Hours 15
Junior Senior
Fall Spring Fall Spring
ENGL 3313 3 ENGL 3323 3 English Elective (3000-4000 level) 3 English Elective (3000-4000 level) 3
ENGL 3413 3 ENGL 3423 3 Elective4 12 Elective4 13
English Elective3 3 English Elective3 3
Elective4,T 6 Elective4,T 6
Total Hours 15 Total Hours 15 Total Hours 15 Total Hours 16
Degree Completion Plan Beginning in Spring Semester
Freshman Sophomore
Spring Fall Spring Fall
ENGL 10131,T 3 ENGL 10231,T 3 ENGL 2063 3 ENGL 3313 3
Social Sciences1,T 3 Social Sciences1,T 3 ENGL 3013 or 3023 3 Social Sciences1,T 3
Mathematics1,T 3 Science with Lab1,T 4 Science with Lab1,T 4 English Elective3 3
Elective4,T 3 Beg. Foreign Lang I2,T 4 Beg. Foreign Lang II2,T 4 Elective4,T 3
Physical Activity1,T 2 Elective4,T 3 Fine Arts1,T 3 Humanities1,T 3
Total Hours 14 Total Hours 17 Total Hours 17 Total Hours 15
Junior Senior
Spring Fall Spring Fall
ENGL 3323 3 ENGL 3413 3 ENGL 3423 3 English Elective (3000-4000 level) 3
Social Sciences1,T 3 English Elective3 6 English Elective (3000-4000 level) 3 Elective4 13
English Elective3 3 Elective4 6 Elective4 9
Elective4,T 6
Total Hours 15 Total Hours 15 Total Hours 15 Total Hours 16
1See appropriate alternatives or substitutions in "General Education Requirements".
2All minimum college hours (at least two 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.
4At least 40 of the 124 hours required for graduation must be earned in 3000-4000 level courses.
TDesignates a block of courses that would provide for a seamless transfer into this program if equivalent courses are taken at another college or university.

Minor
English

The English minor is an excellent complement to any major, allowing students to choose from a wide selection of courses in literature, advanced writing, and linguistics.

The minor in English requires 18 hours of English courses:

ENGL Electives (9 hours, excluding ENGL 1013, 1023, 1043, and 1053)
ENGL Electives (9 hours of 3000 or 4000 level)

Curriculum in Creative Writing (BFA Degree)
Degree Completion Plan Beginning in Fall Semester
Freshman Sophomore
Fall Spring Fall Spring
ENGL 10131,T 3 ENGL 10231,T 3 ENGL 2043 3 English Elective2 6
Social Sciences1,T 3 Social Sciences1,T 3 Social Sciences1,T 3 Social Sciences1,T 3
Mathematics1,T 3 Science with Lab1,T 4 Science with Lab1,T 4 Humanities1,T 3
Physical Activity1,T 1 Physical Activity1 1 ENGL 2063 3 ENGL 3043 3
Elective3,T 3 Elective3,T 3 Fine Arts1,T 3 Elective3,T 3
Total Hours 13 Total Hours 14 Total Hours 16 Total Hours 18
Junior Senior
Fall Spring Fall Spring
ENGL 3313 3 ENGL 3323 3 ENGL 4093 3 ENGL 4813 3
ENGL 3413 3 ENGL 3423 3 English Elective2 3 English Elective (3000-4000 level) 3
ENGL 3093 3 ENGL 3083 3 Elective3,T 9 Elective3 12
Elective3,T 6 Elective3 6    
Total Hours 15 Total Hours 15 Total Hours 15 Total Hours 18
Degree Completion Plan Beginning in Spring Semester
Freshman Sophomore
Spring Fall Spring Fall
ENGL 10131,T 3 ENGL 10231,T 3 ENGL 2043 3 ENGL 3313 3
Social Sciences1,T 3 Social Sciences1,T 3 Social Sciences1,T 3 English Elective2 3
Mathematics1,T 3 Science with Lab1,T 4 Science with Lab1,T 4 Social Sciences1,T 3
Physical Activity1,T 1 Physical Activity1 1 ENGL 2063 3 Humanities1,T 3
Elective3,T 3 Elective3,T 6 Fine Arts1,T 3 ENGL 3043 3
Elective3,T 3
Total Hours 13 Total Hours 17 Total Hours 16 Total Hours 18
Junior Senior
Spring Fall Spring Fall
ENGL 3323 3 ENGL 3413 3 ENGL 3423 3 English Elective (3000-4000 level) 3
ENGL 3083 3 ENGL 3093 3 ENGL 4093 3 Elective3 12
English Elective2 3 English Elective2 3 ENGL 4813 3
Elective3,T 6 Elective3,T 6 Elective3 6
Total Hours 15 Total Hours 15 Total Hours 15 Total Hours 15
1See appropriate alternatives or substitutions in "General Education Requirements".
2Any 2-4000 level English courses excluding English 2003, 2013, 2173, 2881, and 4881-4.
3At least 40 of the 124 hours required for graduation must be earned in 3000-4000 level courses.
TDesignates a block of courses that would provide for a seamless transfer into this program if equivalent courses are taken at another college or university.

Minor
Creative Writing

The minor in creative writing provides students who cannot complete a full major with an opportunity to explore their interests in writing.

The minor in creative writing requires 18 hours of courses:

ENGL 2043 Introduction to Creative Workshop
ENGL 3083 Fiction Workshop
ENGL 3093 Poetry Workshop
and 9 hours selected from the following:
ENGL 2881, 4881-4 Nebo Practicum
ENGL 2063 Advanced Composition
ENGL 3043 Literary Editing and Publishing
ENGL 4093 Seminar in Creative Writing
ENGL Electives (any 3000 or 4000 level literature course)

Minor
Teaching English as a Second Language

The minor in teaching English as a second language offers students an opportunity to add this useful specialization to their transcripts.

The minor in teaching English as a second language requires 18 hours of English and foreign language courses:

ENGL 4023 Second Language Acquisition
ENGL 4703 Teaching English as a Second Language
ENGL 4713 ESL Assessment
ENGL 4723 Teaching People of Other Cultures
and 6 hours selected from the following:
ENGL 3013 Systems of Grammar
ENGL, FR, GER, SPAN, SPH 3023 Linguistics
ENGL 4733 Teaching English in the Secondary School
FR, GER, SPAN 4703 Foreign Language Teaching Methods