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Department of English
515 Orr Drive
446 Tucker Hall
Tallahassee, Florida 32307
 
 

Department of English

The Department of English offers programs leading to the bachelor of arts degree in English or English Education. It also offers minor concentra­tions in literature and writing, as well as general education courses in speech. 

Admission Requirements
A student who wishes to declare English as a major will be accepted if he or she has earned a minimum "B" average in the freshman commu­nicative skills courses, ENC 1101 and ENC 1102 and a 2.0 cumulative GPA. A prospective English major who does not have a minimum "B" aver­age in freshman communicative skills is required to petition for admission to the major by writing an entrance essay for the departmental admissions' committee. Based upon that body's recommendation, the student mayor may not be admitted. The committee also reserves the right to recommend that a student register and pass ENC 2300, Improving Writing with a min­imum grade of "B" in the course. Moreover, all English majors are required to take LIT 2110  and, in accordance with Rule 6C3-4.09, they must earn a minimum grade of "C".

General Course Prerequisites
Each student enrolled in the university is expected to earn a minimum grade of "C" in ENC 1101 and ENC 1102 as prerequisites for enrolling in any course offered by the department at the 2000 level or above. Students must be classified as juniors (60 semester hours) as a prerequisite for enrolling in courses at the 3000 or 4000 levels.

Course Requirements for the English Major
An English major must complete the following thirty-six (36) semes­ter hours with a grade of at least C in each course. All courses in which grades below C have been earned must be repeated. The overall average in major courses should be at least 2.50. In addition, students must complete the following courses.

Supporting courses are history (EUH 3501, AMH 2091); French or Spanish (12 hrs.); philosophy (PHI 2010); psychology (PSY 2012); anthro­pology (ANT 2000); speech (SPC 1050 or 2600); and computer information sys­tems (CGS 1160, EME 4400).

The English major requirement of thirty-six (36) semester hours above the general studies requirements does not mean that additional hours are not encouraged; they are, in fact, strongly recommended for all majors for complete background preparation.

Course Requirements for English Education Major
To qualify for certification to teach in the high schools in the State of Florida, a student majoring in English must have accumulated a minimum of sixty (60) semester hours and must be formally admitted to the teacher education program before enrolling in the course sequence. Each student is expected to enroll in certain professional education courses - in the fol­lowing sequences - as recommended by the program in Secondary Education.

Education Foundations:
EDF 1005 Introduction to Education
EDG 3004 Orientation to Teaching
DEP 3004 Human Growth and Development
EDF 3430 Measurement and Evaluation
ESE 3341 Theory and Practice in the Secondary School
RED 3333 Reading in the Secondary School
EME 2040 Introduction to Education Technology
EDG 2701 Teaching in Diverse Populations
ESE 4930 Professional Seminar
LAE 4360 Teaching in Middle/High School
TSL 3371 ESOL Theory/Practice
TSL 4345 Methods for Teaching ESOL
ESE 4943 StudentTeaching


The Minor Requirements for English Majors
The English major who completes requirements for the BA degree with certification will have enough hours for a minor in education. However, a student who does not seek teacher certification must select a minor field of study in an area of concentration, such as humanities, drama, foreign language, history, art, music, philosophy, journalism, or another area approved by the advisor and the chairperson.

Minor in Literature
Prerequisites - LIT 2110 or 2120; ENC 2300 is recommended if the grades earned in freshman communication skills courses are below "B". Additionally, the following twenty-one (21) hours are required:
    ENL 3013 English Literature    ...............................................................................................3
    AML 2010 or 3122 American Literature    ............................................................................ 3
    LIT 4083 Contemporary Literature     ....................................................................................3
    L1N 4680 Advanced Grammar    .......................................................................................... 3
    AML 4604 Afro-American Legacy or AML 4610 Afro-American Novel or
    AML 4934 Seminar in Afro American Literature     ..............................................................3
    ENL 4331 or 4332 Shakespeare I or II     .............................................................................3
    ENC 3320 Advanced Composition     ....................................................................................3
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    ENL 3013 English Literature     ..............................................................................................3
    AML 2010 or 3122 American Literature     ............................................................................3
    LIT 4083 Contemporary Literature     ....................................................................................3
    L1N 4680 Advanced Grammar     ..........................................................................................3
    AML 4604 Afro-American Legacy or AML 4610 Afro-American Novel or
    AML 4934 Seminar in Afro American Literature     ..............................................................3
    ENL 4331 or 4332 Shakespeare I or II     .............................................................................3
    ENC 3320 Advanced Composition     ....................................................................................3
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Minor in Writing

Prerequisites-LIT 2110 or 2120; ENC 2300 is recommended if the grades earned in freshman communicative skills courses are below "B". Additionally, the following twenty-one (21) hours are required:
Sem. Hrs.
    ENL 3013 or 3033 English Literature     ..............................................................................3
    AML 2010 or 3122 American Literature     ...........................................................................3
    L1N 4680 Advanced Grammar     ..........................................................................................3
    ENC 3320 Advanced Composition     ...................................................................................3
    L1N 4060 History of the English Language     ....................................................................3
    ENC 3243 Technical Writing     ..............................................................................................3
    AML 4604 Afro-American Legacy or AML 4610 Afro-American Novel or
    AML 4934 Seminar in Afro American Literature     ..............................................................3
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Assistance for CLEP and CLASP Students
The department offers assistance to any student enrolled in the uni­versity who passes the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) test in freshman communicative skills but who needs additional practical writing experiences.