Undergraduate Catalog
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Department of English and World Languages

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

Professors:
Brucker, Chandler, Gemme, Lake, Lombardo, Poznar, Ritchie, Ward, White, Wilson, Zakharian
Associate Professors:
Enchelmayer, Ramírez, St. John, Shaman, Worley
Assistant Professors:
Carballo, Clair, Garvin, Hoffman, McKeever, Stein
Instructors:
N. Cox, Joselin-Yucra

The Department of English and World Languages offers majors and teacher licensure in creative writing, English, and Spanish. In addition, the department offers minors in creative writing, English, film studies, French, German, Japanese, Latin American/Latino studies with language proficiency, Latin American/Latino studies without language proficiency, Spanish, Spanish medical Interpretation and teaching English as a second language.

The program in English seeks 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.

English majors are prepared for a variety of careers in advertising, communications, education, government, management, personnel work, public relations, and sales. A degree in 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 Advanced Composition: Practice and Theory; ENGL 3013 Systems of Grammar or ENGL 3023 Introduction to Linguistics; ENGL 3313 American Literature to 1900; ENGL 3323 Modern American Literature; ENGL 3413 British Literature to 1800; ENGL 3423 British Literature since 1800 and six English electives. The English major must also complete two semesters of study in one foreign language.

Students who plan to use an English 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 3023/CJ 3023 Judicial Process; POLS 4043, American Constitutional Law; CJ 4053, Criminal Law and the Constitution; SOC 2043/CJ 2043, Crime and Delinquency; PSY 2003, General Psychology; SPH 2003, Public Speaking; SPH 2111/SPH 2121, Debate Practicum; SPH 4153, Persuasive Theory and Audience Analysis; JOUR 4123, Laws of Communication.

The curriculum for teacher licensure in English is located in the catalog section for the College of Education.

Curriculum in English (BA Degree)

The matrix below is a sample plan for all coursework required for this program
Freshman
Fall   Spring  
ENGL 1013 Composition I1,T
3
ENGL 1023 Composition II1,T
3
Social Sciences1,T
3
Social Sciences1,T
3
Mathematics1,T
3
Science with Lab1,T
4
Beginning Language I2,5,T
3
Beginning Language II2,5,T
3
TECH 1001 Orientation to the University
1
Elective4
1
Elective4
1
 
Total Hours
14
Total Hours
14
Sophomore
Fall
Spring
ENGL 2063 Advanced Composition: Practice and Theory
3
ENGL 3013 Systems of Grammar or ENGL 3023 Introduction to Linguistics
3
Fine Arts & Humanities1,T
3
Social Sciences/Fine Arts/Humanities/Speech1,T
3
Science with Lab1,T
4
Fine Arts & Humanities1,T
3
U.S. History/Government1,T
3
English Elective3
3
English Elective3
3
Elective4
3
Total Hours
16
Total Hours
15
Junior
Fall
Spring
ENGL 3313 American Literature to 1900
3
ENGL 3323 Modern American Literature
3
ENGL 3413 British Literature to 1800
3
ENGL 3423 British Literature since 1800 British Literature since 1800
3
English Elective3
3
English Elective3
3
Elective4,T
6
Elective4,T
6
Total Hours
15
Total Hours
15
Senior
Fall
Spring
English Elective (3000-4000 level)
3
English Elective (3000-4000 level)
3
Elective4
12
Elective4
13
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 ENGL 2003 Introduction to World Literature, ENGL 2013 Introduction to American Literature, ENGL 2173 Introduction to Film, ENGL 2881 Practicum-Literary Journal Publication, and ENGL 4881-4 Practicum-Editing Literary Journal.
4At least 40 of the 120 hours required for graduation must be earned in 3000-4000 level courses.
5Students may waive three hours of language requirements for every one year of language study in high school with grades of "C" or better.
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 Composition I, ENGL 1023 Composition II, ENGL 1043 Honors Composition I, and ENGL 1053 Honors Composition II)
ENGL Electives (9 hours of 3000 or 4000 level)

Minor Film Studies

The film studies minor requires 18 hours of course work selected from the following:

ENGL 2173/JOUR 2173 Introduction to Film
ENGL 3173 Studies in Film (may be repeated)
ENGL 3183 Studies in Television
ENGL 4173 Seminar in Film Studies (may be repeated)
ENGL 4093 Seminar in Creative Writing: Screenwriting
HIST 4163 American History Through Film
SPAN 4803 Film Theory

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 world languages 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 3023, FR 3023, GER 3023, SPAN 3023, SPH 3023 Linguistics
ENGL 4733 Teaching English in the Secondary School
FR 4703, GER 4703, SPAN 4703 Foreign Language Teaching Methods

Creative Writing

The program in creative writing seeks to help students develop their creative potential, especially in writing; explore the practical aspects of publishing and getting published; learn 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.

Creative writing majors are prepared for a variety of careers in advertising, communications, education, government, management, personnel work, public relations, and sales. A degree in 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 creative writing requires 45 hours in English: ENGL 2043 Introduction to Creative Writing; ENGL 2063 Advanced Composition: Practice and Theory; ENGL 3043 Literary Editing and Publishing ENGL 3083 Fiction Workshop; ENGL 3093 Poetry Workshop; ENGL 3313 American Literature to 1900; ENGL 3323 Modern American Literature; ENGL 3413 British Literature to 1800; ENGL 3423 British Literature since 1800; ENGL 4093 Seminar in Creative Writing;ENGL 4813 Senior Project in Creative Writing and four English electives.

Students who plan to use a 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;
CJ 2043/SOC 2043 Crime and Delinquency;
CJ 3023/POLS 3023 Judicial Process;
CJ 4023 Law and the Legal System;
CJ 4053 Criminal Law and the Constitution;
JOUR 4123 Laws of Communication;
PHIL 3103 Logic;
POLS 4043 American Constitutional Law;
PSY 2003 General Psychology;
SPH 2003 Public Speaking;
SPH 2111- SPH 2121 Debate Practicum;
SPH 4153 Persuasive Theory and Audience Analysis.

The curriculum for teacher licensure in creative writing is located in the catalog section for the College of Education.

Curriculum in Creative Writing (BFA Degree)

The matrix below is a sample plan for all coursework required for this program
Freshman
Fall Spring
ENGL 1013 Composition I1,T 3 ENGL 1023 Composition II1,T 3
Social Sciences1,T 6 Fine Arts & Humanities1,T 3
Mathematics1,T 3 Science with Lab1,T 4
Beginning Language I4 3 Beginning Language II4 3
TECH 1001 Orientation to the University 1 Elective3,T 3
Total Hours 16 Total Hours 16
 
Sophomore
Fall Spring
U.S. History/Government1,T 3 Social Sciences/Fine Arts/Humanities/Speech1,T 3
Fine Arts & Humanities1,T 3 ENGL 3043 Literary Editing and Publishing 3
Science with Lab1,T 4 English Elective2 6
ENGL 2043 Introduction to Creative Writing 3 Elective3,T 3
ENGL 2063 Advanced Composition: Practice and Theory 3
Total Hours 16 Total Hours 15
 
Junior
Fall Spring
ENGL 3093 Poetry Workshop 3 ENGL 3083 Fiction Workshop 3
ENGL 3313 American Literature to 1900 3 ENGL 3323 Modern American Literature 3
ENGL 3413 British Literature to 1800 3 ENGL 3423 British Literature since 1800 3
Elective3,T 6 Elective3 6
Total Hours 15 Total Hours 15
 
Senior
Fall Spring
ENGL 4093 Seminar in Creative Writing 3 ENGL 4813 Senior Project in Creative Writing 3
English Elective2 3 English Elective (3000-4000 level) 3
Elective3,T 9 Elective3 6
Total Hours 15 Total Hours 12
 
1See appropriate alternatives or substitutions in "General Education Requirements".
2Any 2-4000 level English courses excluding ENGL 2003 Introduction to World Literature, ENGL 2013 Introduction to American Literature, ENGL 2173 Introduction to Film, ENGL 2881 Practicum-Literary Journal Publication, and ENGL 4881-4 Practicum-Editing Literary Journal.
3At least 40 of the 120 hours required for graduation must be earned in 3000-4000 level courses.
4Students may waive three hours of language requirements for every one year of language study in high school with grades of "C" or better.
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 Writing
ENGL 3083 Fiction Workshop
ENGL 3093 Poetry Workshop
and 9 hours selected from the following:
ENGL 2063 Advanced Composition
ENGL 2881 Practicum-Literary Journal Publication, ENGL 4881-4 Nebo Practicum
ENGL 3043 Literary Editing and Publishing
ENGL 4093 Seminar in Creative Writing
ENGL Electives (any 3000 or 4000 level literature course)

World Languages

The program in world languages helps students grow personally, socially, and professionally. The department works to develop students' learning skills in world languages; to teach students to communicate effectively; to foster cultural understanding, tolerance and world perspective; and to prepare students to live, study, or work in international settings. World languages students are prepared to pursue graduate degrees and a variety of careers in business and industry, communication, education, foreign service, government, and public relations.

Students may choose a degree program in Spanish; pursue studies in Chinese, Italian, Japanese, and Latin,; or complete a minor in French, German, Japanese, Latin American/Latino studies with language proficiency, Latin American/Latino studies without language proficiency, Spanish, and Spanish Medical Interpretation.

The degree program in World Languages requires 38 hours in world languages.

Students with previous world languages experience may petition the Department of English and World Languages for advanced placement and credit. Petitioners will be given written and/or oral examinations by a world languages faculty member who will then recommend an appropriate language placement level. This placement level will not exceed FR 3013 Conversation and Composition II, GER 3013 Conversation and Composition II, JPN 2023 Intermediate Japanese II, or SPAN 3013 Conversation and Composition II, and will be approved by the department head. Students who have omitted one or more courses in the basic language sequence will receive credit for omitted courses when they have validated their advanced placement by passing the course into which they are placed with a grade of "C" or better.

Students who want to improve their Japanese language skills and cultural knowledge may do so by studying for a semester or a year at Komazawa University in Tokyo. (see the catalog entry under Student Exchange Opportunities).

The curriculum for teacher licensure in Spanish is located in the catalog section of the College of Education.

Curriculum in World Languages
(BA Degree with Concentration Spanish)

The matrix below is a sample plan for all coursework required for this program
Freshman
Fall Spring
ENGL 1013 Composition I1,T 3 ENGL 1023 Composition II1,T 3
U.S. History/Government1,T 3 Fine Arts & Humanities1,T 3
Mathematics1,T 3 Science with Lab1,T 4
SPAN 2013 Intermediate Spanish I2,3,T 3 Social Sciences1,T 3
TECH 1001 Orientation to the University 1 SPAN 2023 Intermediate Spanish II2,3,T 3
Total Hours 13 Total Hours 16
 
Sophomore
Fall Spring
Social Sciences1,T 3 Social Sciences/Fine Arts/Humanities/Speech1,T 3
Fine Arts & Humanities1, T 3 SPAN 3013 Conversation and Composition II 3
Science with lab1,T 4 SPAN 3213 Advanced Grammar and Usage 3
SPAN 3003 Conversation and Composition I 3 Electives4,T 6
Electives4,T 3
Total Hours 16 Total Hours 15
 
Junior
Fall Spring
SPAN 3133 Spanish-American Civilization and Culture 3 SPAN 3123 Spanish Civilization and Culture 3
SPAN Elective (3000-4000 level) 3 SPAN 4023 Introduction to Spanish Linguistics 3
Elective4,T 9 SPAN Elective (3000-4000 level) 3
    Elective4 6
Total Hours 15 Total Hours 15
 
Senior
Fall Spring
SPAN 4213 Spanish Literature 3 SPAN 4223 Spanish-American Literature 3
SPAN Elective (3000-4000 level) 3 Elective4 12
Elective4 9
Total Hours 15 Total Hours 15
 
1See appropriate alternatives or substitutions in "General Education Requirements".
2Students with previous study in a foreign language should refer to Foreign Language Advanced Placement and Credit under Credit by Examination.
3Lab attendance is required for the beginning and intermediate foreign language courses.
4At least 40 of the total hours required for graduation must be 3000-4000 level.
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 French

The minor in French is designed for foreign language majors who would like to study an additional language and for students who cannot complete a major in a foreign language, but for employment or other considerations, would like to obtain some basic foreign language competencies and be familiar with the culture of the target language. The minor in French requires 21 hours of courses (all course prerequisites must be met first):

FR 1013 Beginning French I
FR 1023 Beginning French II
FR 2013 Intermediate French I
FR 2023 Intermediate French II
FR 3003 Conversation and Composition I
FR 3013 Conversation and Composition II
FR 3113 Culture and Civilization

Minor German

The minor in German is designed for foreign language majors who would like to study an additional language and for students who cannot complete a major in a foreign language, but for employment or other considerations, would like to obtain some basic foreign language competencies and be familiar with the culture of the target language. The minor in German requires 21 hours of courses:

GER 1013 Beginning German I
GER 1023 Beginning German II
GER 2013 Intermediate German I
GER 2023 Intermediate German II
GER 3003 Conversation and Composition I
GER 3013 Conversation and Composition II
GER 3113 Culture and Civilization

Minor Japanese

The minor in Japanese is designed for foreign language majors who would like to study an additional language and for students who cannot complete a major in a foreign language, but for employment or other considerations, would like to obtain some basic foreign language competencies and be familiar with the culture of the target language. The minor in Japanese requires 21 hours of courses:

JPN 1013 Beginning Japanese I
JPN 1023 Beginning Japanese II
JPN 2013 Intermediate Japanese I
JPN 2023 Intermediate Japanese II
JPN 3003 Conversation and Composition I
JPN 3013 Conversation and Composition II
JPN 3113 Culture and Civilization

Minor Latin American/Latino Studies with language proficiency

The minor in Latin American and Latino Studies with language proficiency is designed for students who wish to obtain a sufficient background about the Spanish speaking populations in Arkansas and the United States. This minor will be particularly valuable to students who are already bilingual and who plan to work with native Spanish speakers in the health fields, law enforcement, education, and the service sectors. The minor in Latin American and Latino Studies with language proficiency requires 18 hours of courses (all course prerequisites must be met first):

HIST 3313 Colonial Latin America
HIST 3323 Modern Latin America
HIST 4133 Latinos in the United States
AND
9 hours selected from the following:
SPAN 3123 Spanish Civilization and Culture
SPAN 3133 Spanish-American Civilization and Culture
SPAN 3143 Contemporary Hispanic Culture Immersion Experiences
SPAN 4213 Spanish Literature
SPAN 4223 Spanish-American Literature
SPAN 4803 Film Theory
SPAN 4991-3 Special Problems in Spanish

Minor Latin American/Latino Studies without language proficiency

The minor in Latin American and Latino Studies without language proficiency is designed for students who wish to obtain a sufficient background about the Spanish speaking populations in Arkansas and the United States, but who do not wish to major in either history or Spanish. This minor will be particularly valuable to students who plan to work with native Spanish speakers in the health fields, law enforcement, education, and the service sectors. The minor in Latin American and Latino Studies without language proficiency requires 18 hours of courses (all course prerequisites must be met first):

GEOG 3303 Geography of Latin America
HIST 3313 Colonial Latin America
HIST 3323 Modern Latin America
HIST 4133 Latinos in the United States
SPAN 1013 Beginning Spanish I
SPAN 1023 Beginning Spanish II

Minor Spanish

The minor in Spanish is designed for students who cannot complete a major in a foreign language, but for employment or other considerations, would like to obtain some basic foreign language competencies and be familiar with the culture of the target language. The minor in Spanish requires 21 hours of courses:

SPAN 1013 Beginning Spanish I
SPAN 1023 Beginning Spanish II
SPAN 2013 Intermediate Spanish I
SPAN 2023 Intermediate Spanish II
SPAN 3003 Conversation and Composition I
SPAN 3013 Conversation and Composition II or SPAN 3113 Business Spanish
SPAN 3123 Spanish Civilization and Culture or SPAN 3133 Spanish-American Civilization and Culture

Minor Spanish Medical Interpretation

The minor in Spanish Medical Interpretation is designed for students who plan careers in medicine and would like to obtain some basic Spanish competencies and an introduction to medical interpretation theory and Spanish medical terminology. The minor in Spanish Medical Interpretations requires 20 hours of courses (all course prerequisites must be met first):

SPAN 1063 Basic Spanish for Medical and Social Services
SPAN 2013 Intermediate Spanish I
SPAN 2023 Intermediate Spanish II
SPAN 3003 Conversation and Composition I
SPAN 3013 Conversation and Composition II
SPAN 3133 Spanish-American Civilization and Culture
SPAN 3382 Principles of Interpretation