The Division of English and Applied Linguistics offers two majors: an English Major and an English and ESL Major.
The English Major is comprised of three emphases, each sharing courses with the others while focusing on a particular field of study: 1) the Literature Emphasis; 2) the Linguistics/ESL Emphasis; and 3) the English for Education Emphasis. The Literature Emphasis requires 42 credit hours beyond EN110, EN111, and either EN210 or EN213.
The Division also offers two minors. Both the English Minor and the Writing Minor require 18 credit hours beyond EN110 and EN111.
Students planning careers as teachers of English, language arts, or ESL (English as a Second Language) can declare a double major combining an English major with a major in Secondary Education from the School of Education (SOE), which would satisfy certification requirements. Or they can declare an English Major only and then upon graduation pursue a certification program with SOE. Students should seek advisement from both English and SOE.
The English major provides students with a solid foundation in the humanities, expertise in written and oral communication, and sustained training in analytical and critical thinking. It forms intellectual basis for graduate study in English and other areas of scholarship. In addition, the English major provides excellent preparation for professional careers in a wide variety of fields which drives on the advantages of a liberal arts education.
Upon successful completion of any of the English Major’s emphasis, the student will demonstrate the ability to:
Literature majors will take EN 210 or EN213 as one of their Area 2 General Education requirements.
Required Courses: (24 credit hours): EN225, LN300, EN311 or EN316 or EN319, EN314, EN317, EN318, EN461 or EN473 or EN/AN333, EN480.
Electives (18 credit hours, at least nine of which must be at the 400-level): any 300- or 400-level EN or LN course.
Note: Students successfully completing either ED492 Practicum in Student Teaching or ED498 Internship in Teaching may waive EN480.
Required Courses (24 credit hours): LN300, LN350, LN371, LN385, LN400, LN402, LN440, and LN460.
Required Courses: EN225, EN317, EN314, EN318 or EN320 or EN/AN333, EN319, EN400, LN300, LN350, LN385, CO350.
Electives:Group 1: Chose 6 credits or 2 courses (1 of the courses must be a 400+ level) from: EN311, EN321, EN450, EN460, EN470, EN480. Group 2: Choose 6 credits or 2 courses from: LN400, LN401, LN460, LN440.
To complete the English minor requirements students must complete 6 required credits in LN101 and either EN210 or EN213. They much also take 12 elective credit hours of EN or LN courses, at least 9 credit hours at the 300- or 400- level.
EN085, EN085L, EN100, EN110, and EN111 may not be counted towards the minor in English.
Associate Professor of English, Division Chair Division of English & Applied Linguistics
Associate Dean, College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
Associate Professor, English