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Department of English

Admission Requirements Course Requirements for the English Major
The Minor Requirements for English Majors
Minor in Literature
Minor in Writing
Bachelor of Arts Degree in English Education
Bachelor of Arts Degree in English
Course Descriptions

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.

Faculty
Professors Emeriti: Blake, Johnie C.; Preu, Dana
Professors: Campell, Rick; Davis, Mary K.; Dawson, Emma W.;  Irvine, Carolyn; Kemp, Yakini; Sawh, Ruth R.
Associate Professors: Boston, Genyne; Cohen, DeSilver C.; Houston, Joe Ann; King-Pedroso, Natalie.; Stallworth, Frances H.; Thomas, Leesther; Yon, Veronica
Assistant Professors:  Spencer Maor, Faye; Taha, Taha A.; Snodgrass, Kristine
Instructors: Abrams, Melanie; Brown, Ann G.; Bryant, Ceron;  Riley, Nandi; Stennett, Yvette; Surrency, Jeneen; White, Melanie; Williams, Alexander; Youmans, Patricia

Admission Requirements

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 may or 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 as an elective and, in accordance with Rule 6C3-4.09, they must earn a minimum grade of “C.” An English major is required to become an active member of the English Literary Guild.

CLAST Requirement: Effective July 1, 2011, the CLAST nore CLAST alternatives are required for graduation.

General Course Prerequisites
Each student enrolled in the university is expected to earn a minimum grade of “C” in ENC 1101, ENC 1102 or any course with the X101 or X102 prefix 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 course:

Supporting courses are history (EUH 3501 or AMH 2091 or AFA 3104); French or Spanish (12 hrs.); philosophy (PHI 2010); psychology (PSY 2012); anthropology (ANT 2000); speech (SPC 1017/2608); and computer information systems (CGS 2060 or EME 2040).

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 Foundations:

EDF 1005 Introduction to Education
EDP Educational Psychology
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 Diverse Populations
ESE 4930 Professional Seminar
LAE 4360 Teaching in Middle/High School
TSL 3080 ESOL Theory/Practice
TSL 4345 Methods for Teaching ESOL
ESE 4943 Student Teaching

The Minor Requirements for English Majors
The English major who completes requirements for the B.A. 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, theatre, 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 or ENL 3034 English Literature II3
AML 3041 American Literature I or any 3000 or 4000 AML course3
LIT 4083 Contemporary Literature or any LIT 3000/40003
LIN 4680 Advanced Grammar3
AML 4604 African American Legacy I or any 4000 African American Literature3
AML 4934 Seminar i African American Literature3
ENL 4331 Shakespeare I or 4332 Shakespeare II3
ENC 3320 Advanced
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:

ENL 3013 or 3034 English Literature3
AML 2010 American Literature I or AML 3041 American Literature II OR
any 3000 or 4000 level AML course
3
LIN 4680 Advanced Grammar3
ENC 3320 Advanced Composition3
ENC 3243 Technical Writing or CRW 3110 Techniques of Fiction or
CRW Techniques of Poetry or any CRW 3000/4000
6
AML 4604 African American Legacy I or any 4000 African American
Literature

3
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Assistance for CLEP 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. It is recommended that such student enroll for a minimum of three (3) semester hours in a 2000 or 3000 level composition course. Other specialized courses in composition are also offered to meet the needs of students in written communication.

Curriculum Guide

*Students should check with academic advisors for recent curriculum changes.

Bachelor of Arts Degree in English Education
Freshman YearSem. Hrs.
ENC 1101, 1102 Freshman Communicative Skills I, II*6
MAC 1105, MGF 1106, Math for Liberal Arts Majors I and II4
FRE/SPN 1100, 1101 Elementary French/Spanish I, II4
FRE/SPN 1120, 1121 French/Spanish I Lab4
PSC 1121 Physical Science/Lab (or any course with CHM or BCH prefix)4
BSC 1005C Biological Science3
SPC 1050 Foundations of Speech or SPC 2608 Public Speaking3
ANT 2000 Introduction to Anthropology or SYG 2000 Introduction to Sociology3
EDF 1005 Introduction to Education
3
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Sophomore YearSem. Hrs.
AML 2010 American Literature I3
PHI 2010 Introduction to Philosophy3
FRE/SPN 2220/2221 Intermediate French/Spanish I4
DEP 3004 Human Growth and Development3
ENC 3320 Advanced Composition3
LIT 2110 Introduction to Literature I3
AMH 2091 African American History or
AFA 3104 The African American Experience

3
MTG 2206 College Geometry3
EME 2040 Introduction to Educational Technology3
EDG 2701 Teaching Diverse Populations
3
 31

*This is a state common prerequisite. Substitutes identified in the State Common Prerequisite Manual at www.fact.org will be accepted.

Junior YearSem. Hrs.
AML 3122 American Literature I3
ENL 3013, 3034 English Literature I, II6
AML 4604 or 4610 or 4934 Afro-American Novell/Legacy/
African American Literature Seminar
3
ENL 4331 or 4332 Shakespeare I or II3
RED 3333 Reading in the Secondary School3
ESE 4930 Instructional Seminar in Secondary Education3
ESE 3341 Theory and Practice of Teaching in Secondary Schools3
EDG 3004 Orientation to Teaching1
ENG 3048 Theories and Techniques of Literacy Studies
3
 28

Senior YearSem. Hrs.
LIN 4680 Advanced Grammar3
LIN 4060 History of the English Language3
LIT 3333 Multicultural Literature for Adolescents3
EDF 3430 Measurement and Evaluation3
LAE 4360 Teaching English in Middle/High School3
ESE 4943 Student Teaching Secondary School6
TSL 3371 ESOL Theory I Practice3
TSL 4345 Methods for Teaching ESOL
3
TOTAL27

Bachelor of Arts Degree in English
Freshman YearSem. Hrs.
ENC 1101, 1102 Freshman Communicative Skills I, II6
MAC 1105, MAC 1106, Math for Liberal Arts Majors I and II6
FRE/SPN 1100, 1101 Elementary French/Spanish I, II8
Natural Science Course on University Approved List3
Natural Science Course on University Approved List3
SPC 1017 Foundations of Speech or SPC 2608 Public Speaking3
SLS 1101 College Orientation

2
 31

Sophomore YearSem. Hrs.
Humanities Elective3
FRE/SPN 2200 Intermediate French/Spanish I4
THE 3000 Introduction to Theatre3
ENC 3320 Advanced Composition3
LIT 2110 Introduction to Literature I3
PHI 2010 Introduction to Philosophy or Elective3
CGS 1160 Introduction to Microcomputer Applications3
PSY 2012 Introduction to Psychology or
ANT 2000 Introduction to Anthropology or
SYG Introduction to Sociology
3
AMH 2091 African American History3
Elective
3
 31

Junior YearSem. Hrs.
AML 2010, 3041 American Literature I, II6
ENL 3013, 3033 English Literature I, II6
AML 4604 or 4610 African American Legacy/Novel or
4934 Afro-American Seminar
3
ENL 4331 or 4332 Shakespeare I, II3
EUH 3501 History of England or any 3000/4000 AMH course or Elective3
ENG 3048 Theories and Techniques of Literary Studies3
Minor
6
 30

Senior YearSem. Hrs.
LIT 4083 Contemporary Literature/AML 4101 American Novel or any LIT 3000/4000 course3
LIN 4060 History of the English Language3
LIN 4680 Advanced Grammar3
Electives (Student should consider minor or other literature courses)8
Minor
11
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TOTAL120



AML 2010, 3041 American Literature I, II
(3,3) Prereq: ENC 3320 (English Majors) Studies in American literature from colonial days to present.
AML 3311 Major Figures in American Literature (3) Study includes, but is not limited to, figures such as Dickinson, Faulkner, Hawthorne, Baldwin, and Walker.
AML 4101/4121 THE AMERICAN NOVEL I, II (3, 3) Prereq.: ENC 1101& ENC 1102 A study of selected novels produced by major U.S. writers which introduces students to extended analysis of the literary genre of the novel.
AML 4154 Modern American Poetry (3) Prereq: LIT 2110. Study includes, but is not limited to, major American poets such as Pound, Williams, Cummings, Lowell and Hughes.
AML 4610/4276 African American Novel I, II (3) Prereq: ENC 3320 (English Majors) The most significant black American novelists from William Wells Brown to contemporary authors such as Alice Walker.
AML 4934 Seminar in African American Literature I, II (3, 3) Prereq: ENC 3320 Current topics organized around selected writers or themes which reflect the political and artistic values of Afro-American culture.
AML 4604/4605 Legacy of African American Literature (3) Prereq: ENC 3320 Selected readings from the literature of African Americans from the pre-Civil War era through present day.
AML 5216 Early American Literature (3) American literature from its beginning to 1815, including religious, social and political influences.
AML 5616 The African American Novel (3) Includes Charles Chesnutt, James Weldon Johnson, Jean Toomer, Zora Neale Hurston, Richard Wright, Ralph Ellison, James Baldwin, Toni Morrison, and Alice Walker.
AML 5236 Studies in American Realism and Naturalism (1850-1910) (3) A study of the intellectual, social and literary developments of this realistic-naturalistic period. Emphasis is placed upon the literary achievements of such writers as Howells, Twain, James, Crane, and Garland.
AML 5246 Twentieth Century American Literature (3) In-depth study of one or two major literary figures of the twentieth century, selected from the following list: T.S. Eliot, William Faulkner, Richard Wright, Theodore Dreiser, Ernest Hemingway, James Baldwin, Alice Walker, Toni Morrison.
AML 5935 Seminar in African American Literature (3) Current readings and individualized research organized around selected writers or themes which reflect the political and artistic values of Afro-American culture.
AML 5938 Seminar in American Literature (3) Current topics in American literature organized around selected writers and themes which reflect the political, cultural, and artistic values of society.
CRW 3110/4120 Techniques of Fiction Writing (3) Techniques for developing skills in fiction writing.
CRW 3211/4224 Techniques of Creative Nonfiction (3) Techniques for developing skills in creative nonfiction writing.
CRW 3311/4312 Techniques of Poetry Writing (3) Techniques for developing skills in poetry writing.
ENC 1101, 1102 Freshman Communicative Skills I, II (3,3) Freshman Composition courses which include basic communicative skills, essay development, research documentation, library usage, and critical thinking must be taken for maximum credit of 6 semester hours.
ENC 1121, 1122 Freshman Composition (Honors) (3,3) Accelerated courses for students admitted to General Honors Program. Other students may enroll with consent of instructor.
ENC 2300 Improving Writing Competency (3) Prereq: ENC 1101, 1102. Development of skills necessary for writing various forms of expository prose. For non-English majors and English majors who require additional training before taking ENC 3320.
ENC 3243 Technical Writing (3) Prereq: ENC 1101, 1102. Emphasis is on clear expository writing of memoranda, reports, and articles in student’s particular field.
ENC 3320 Advanced Composition (3) Prereq: B average ENC 1101, 1102. Techniques of essay development and style including critical evaluation of prose genre.
ENG 3048 Theories and Techniques of Literary Studies (3) Introduces the student to contemporary literary theories such as structuralist, post modernist, feminist, Marxist, deconstructionist, transactional, literary response, and the black aesthetic and their application to selected literary works.
ENG 4905 Directed Individual Study (03-09) Specialized studies in English language and/or literature.
ENG 5018 Literary Criticism I (3) Development of literary criticism from Plato to Dryden.
ENG 5019 Literary Criticism II (3) Development of literacy criticism from Dryden to contemporary literacy criticism.
ENG 5905 Directed Individual Study (1-5) Specialized studies in English language and/or literature.
ENL 3013, 3034 English Literature I, II (3,3) Survey of English literature from beginning to 1914.
ENL 4101 The English Novel (3) History of the novel from Defoe to Hardy.
ENL 4221 English Literature in the Seventeenth Century (3) Non-dramatic works of Milton and other principal writers of the period.
ENL 4230 English Literature in the Eighteenth Century (3) Study of major writers, including Defoe, Swift, Pope, Fielding, Johnson, Gray, Burns, and Blake.
ENL 4240 The Romantic Period (3) English poetry, 1798-1832, including Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley and Keats.
ENL 4251 Victorian Literature (3) Significant poetry and prose of major writers against scientific and philosophical background which the age afforded. Writers include Tennyson, Browning, Carlyle, Arnold, Huxley, Rosetti.
ENL 4311 Chaucer (3) Selections from The Canterbury Tales and Troilus and Criseyde.
ENL 4331, 4332 ShakespearE I, II (3,3) Study of Shakespeare’s development of dramatic techniques and ideas in his early, middle, and late plays.
ENL 5236 Eighteenth Century Literature (2) Major writers from 1660-1798, including Dryden, Addison and Steele, Swift, Pope, Fielding, Johnson, Gray, Burns and Blake.
ENL 5246 The Romantic Period (3) Examination of the most significant English prose and poetry written between 1798 and 1832.
ENL 5317 Chaucer (3) Selections from The Canterbury Tales, Troilus and Criseyde, and the minor poems.
ENL 5335 Shakespeare (3) Study of Shakespeare’s development of dramatic techniques and ideas.
ENL 5347 The Age of Milton (3) Prose and poetry of Milton, especially Paradise Lost, Sampson and Agonistes and Areopagitica, viewed against the background of the age.
ENL 5932 Seminar in English Literature (3) Current topics in English literature, organized around selected writers and themes which reflect the political, cultural, and artistic values of English society.
LAE 4360 Teaching of English in Middle/High School (3) Prereq: ESE 3341 and twenty-seven hours of English. Established and experimental methods of instruction; interests of adolescents in language and literature through print, radio, film, and theatre; selection of materials and preparation of units of study.
LIN 4060 A History of the English Language (3) Introduction to the origins of the English Language as they relate to the Indo-European family of Languages and to the developments of English from its earliest days to the present.
LIN 4680 Advanced Grammar (3) Traditional and modern approaches to study of English grammar. Required of English majors and minors. Open to upperclassmen who need or desire further language study.
LIT 2110, 2120 Introduction to Literature I, II (3,3) Prereq: ENC 1102. Thorough study and evaluation of selected major writers of the Ancient World, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, and the Modern World.
LIT 3115 Classical Literature in Translation (3) Study of Greek, Roman, and Hebrew Literature.
LIT 3196 African Caribbean Literature (3)  Prereq: ENC 1101, 1102.  A study of literature from the Caribbean written primarily by writers of African descent. The development of a Caribbean Aesthetic, the politics of decolonization, and the notions of home/ exile will be major topics explored throughout the semester. 
LIT 3333 Multicultural Literature for Adolescents (3) Fosters an appreciation of the variety of reading materials available for adolescents, as well as an understanding of the developmental stages, needs, and interests of young people.
LIT 3353 African Literature (3) Prereq.: ENC 1101, 1102  An introduction to selected literature by major African writers.
LIT 3824 Latino/a Literature (3) In-depth study includes, but is not limited to, literary figures such as Marquez, Cisneros, and Alvarez.
LIT 4043 Drama and Crisis (3) A study of current crisis in Twentieth Century life as revealed in the dramas of Edward Albee, Ed Bullins, Tennessee Williams, and Samuel Beckett.
LIT 4083 Contemporary Literature (3) Fosters an appreciation of current trends in American and world literature.
LIT 4383 Women's Literature (3) Prereq.: ENC 1101 & ENC 1102  A thematic study of fiction, prose, and poetry by women writers. The course introduces students to works in English or in English translation by women writers of various cultures with special emphasis on writers of African descent.
LIT 5327 Folklore, Myth, Legend (3) A study of folk literature from classical times to the present.
SPC 1050 Foundation of Speech (3) Introduction to communicative processes as applied to various speech situations: speech models, intrapersonal and interpersonal communication, such as thinking. Laboratory activities are required.
SPC 2600 Public Speaking (3) Theory and practice in public speaking, emphasizing speeches for information, persuasion, and special occasions; listening to and developing, organizing, and delivering speeches. Speech laboratory activities are required.
SPC 3051 Speech and Language Control (3) Designed to meet the speech and language needs of students in the areas of articulation, vocal control, standard American usage, and fluency. Speech laboratory activities are required.
SPC 4051 Phonetics: Pronunciations of American English (3) Instruction in the application of the International Phonetic Alphabets to Standard American English words and sentences and to the major dialects of American English. Speech Laboratory activities are required.