2011-2013 Undergraduate Catalog

The Department of English, Philosophy and Modern Languages, cont'd

Bachelor of Arts Degree
Major in English

Courses Credits
General Education Requirements
(See page 73) The Department of English, Philosophy and Modern Languages imposes specific requirements within the broad General Education requirement.  WRIT 095, WRIT 101, & LIT 110 cannot be counted toward an English major or minor.  English majors must consult with their advisors to determine which courses are necessary to satisfy the General Education requirements within this major.  Bachelor of Arts majors in English are required to take WRIT 101, WRIT 201, and LIT 230 to satisfy specific General Education requirements.  Substitutions must be approved in writing by the chairperson.
31
Required Courses
LING 210 Introduction to Language and Linguistics 3
LIT 300 Literary Criticism 3
LIT 312 Advanced American Literature I 3
LIT 313 Advanced American Literature II 3
LIT 320 Advanced British Literature I 3
LIT 321 Advanced British Literature II 3
LIT 322 Advanced British Literature III 3
LIT 499 Thesis/Capstone:  Portfolio 3
WRIT 396 Peer Tutoring 1
Total Required Courses 25
Restricted Elective
CRWR 491 Special Topics 1-3
LING 491 Special Topics 1-3
LIT 432 Major Writers 3
LIT 460 Studies in British Literature 1-3
LIT 461 Studies in American Literature 1-3
LIT 462 Studies in Literature and the Environment 3
LIT 463 Studies in Contemporary Literature 1-3
LIT 464 Studies in Medieval Literature 1-3
Total 3
Areas of Emphasis
English courses to be chosen in consultation with advisor.
12
Area I Literature
*LIT 230 World Literature Survey 3
*LIT 240 The Bible As Literature 3
*LIT 270 Film & Literature 3
LIT 305/NASX 340 Literature by and about Native Americans 3
LIT 307/SPNS 314 Latino Literature 3
LIT 327 Shakespeare 3
LIT 335/A&SC 365 Women & Literature 3
LIT 342 Montana Writers 3
LIT 370 Science Fiction 3
LIT 381 Young Adult Literature 3
LIT 432 Major Writers 3
LIT 460 Studies in British Literature V 1-3
LIT 461 Studies in American Literature V 1-3
LIT 463 Studies in Contemporary Literature V 1-3
LIT 464 Studies in Medieval Literature V 1-3
RLST 303 Classical Mythology 3
RLST 304 Global Mythology 3
Area II Writing
*CRWR 240 Introductory Creative Writing Workshop 3
CRWR 310 Intermediate Fiction Workshop 3
CRWR 311 Intermediate Poetry Workshop 3
CRWR 312 Intermediate Nonfiction Workshop 3
CRWR 360 Magazine Article Writing V 1-3
CRWR 410 Advanced Fiction Workshop 3
CRWR 411 Advanced Poetry Workshop 3
CRWR 412 Advanced Nonfiction Workshop 3
CRWR 491 Special Topics V 1-3
FILM 324 Writing for Stage and Screen 3
FILM 424 Advanced Writing for Stage and Screen 3
*WRIT 220 Business & Professional Writing 3
*WRIT 221 Intermediate Technical Writing 3
WRIT 396 Peer Tutoring 1
Area III Linguistics
LING 301 History of the English Language 3
LING 312 English Grammar 3
LING 315 Sociolinguistics 3
LING 318/PSYX 482 Introduction to Psycholinguistics 3
LING 491 Special Topics V 1-3
NOTE:  WRIT/LIT/CRWR/LING 294, WRIT 498, WRIT/LIT/CRWR/LING 492, WRIT/LIT/CRWR/LING 494, and ENGL 591 courses may be used in all areas of emphasis as course content dictates.  LIT 460, LIT 461, LIT 463, LIT 464, LING 491, and CRWR 491 may be repeated to a maximum of six credits each.
Total minimum credits required for major 40
^Minor 21
Language requirement (see page 122) 14
Restricted electives selected with advisor approval 6
Electives 8
Total minimum credits required for degree 120

*May satisfy General Education requirements.

^Extended major:  Instead of a minor, students majoring in English may select an extended major.  The extended major requires completion of 15 credits in English beyond the credits required in the existing major.  Students must select the 15 credits in consultation with their department advisor.

Certain courses in this program have prerequisites; students should check the course descriptions for required prerequisites.

Suggested Plan of Study

Bachelor of Arts Major in English
This sample schedule is a suggested plan for students to follow in completing the Bachelor of Arts Major in English.  Due to course schedule changes and staff assignments, students may not be able to follow the plan exactly.  Students should consult with their advisors to plan classes before registering each term.

First Year F S
WRIT 101 3  
WRIT 201   3
LIT 230   3
Foreign Language  4 4
General Education 9  
General Education w/Lab   4
Totals 16 14
Second Year F S
LING 210 3  
LIT 312 3  
LIT 313   3
LIT 320 3  
LIT 321   3
Foreign Language 3 3
General Education  3 6
Totals 15 15
Third Year F S
LIT 300  3  
LIT 322   3
English Electives  6 3
Minor 3 6
Electives  3 3
Totals 15 15
Fourth Year F S
WRIT 396   1
LIT 499 3  
English Electives 6 3
Minor  6 7
Electives   4
Totals 15 15

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