Undergraduate Program Options

The English major has three options: literature, writing, and certification at the secondary level.

The literature option leads to a broad knowledge of American and English literature and to the development of skills in analysis, research, and writing. The course of study prepares students to succeed in the professional workplace, where superior communication skills are especially valued, and to undertake law school as well as graduate work in literature. The major also serves as an excellent second major for students planning teaching careers in early childhood and elementary education, the development of literacy being such a prominent part of the school curriculum at these levels. (State regulations require a second major in the liberal arts for teacher certification in these fields.)

The writing option provides extensive and personalized course plans in all types of creative and applied writing (including journalism). The teacher certification option comprises the same course plan as that for the literature option along with an additional course in Young Adult Literature.

Note 1: most of the documents below are formatted as PDF files, which must be opened with Adobe Acrobat.  The reader portion of Adobe Acrobat is available for free at Adobe Reader - Download .  Once downloaded onto your own computer, the reader installs itself with just a click.  Your Web browser will then be able to open any PDF file.)

Note 2:  The guide sheet and brochure are determined by the catalogue year of your admission to the University. If the guide sheet is revised after the year of your admission, it is recommended that you follow the later guide sheet. This recommendation is optional.


LITERATURE OPTION

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Brochures


WRITING OPTION

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TEACHER CERTIFICATION OPTION

Guidesheets

Brochures


DUAL TEACHER CERTIFICATION OPTION, K-12 ENGLISH and TEACHER OF STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES 

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ACADEMIC CONTENT AREA (P-3, K-5, Elementary Education & Special Education majors)


MINOR IN ENGLISH

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