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Department of English

http://www1.english.montana.edu/

The curriculum leading to the Bachelor of Arts in English provides the student two options: 1) the literature option for students who wish to specialize in the study of literature, especially those preparing for a broad range of careers including graduate study in English or related fields, and 2) the English teaching option for students wishing to specialize in the study of literature, language, and composition as preparation for certification for secondary school teaching.

There are many professional opportunities open to English graduates. In addition to teaching, professional schools (law and business, for example) consider the B.A. in English to be excellent preparation. The study of literature and effective writing is also useful in the areas of corporate management, personnel work, finance, consulting, journalism and public relations, Intermediate Tech Writing and editing, and many other fields, as various industries continue to seek people who are literate and articulate.

In addition to these programs for its majors, the Department of English offers many courses that satisfy University core requirements.


Curriculum in English

Students desiring to obtain the B.A. in English will choose one of the following options. Those seeking endorsement as teaching majors will follow the teaching option. Endorsement with a teaching minor in English may be obtained by completing the appropriate courses listed under the Department of Education. In order to graduate, students must earn a grade of C- or better in every course required for the English major.

LITERATURE OPTION

This option is designed for students wishing to specialize in the study of literature as preparation for graduate work or for general education.

Freshman YearCredits
WRIT 101W--College Writing I    3
LIT 110IH--Intro to Lit    3
Take one of the following:
     LIT 240-- Bible as Lit   3
     LIT 233--Classical Fndtns of Lit    3
Take one of the following:
     ENGL 236IH--Intro to Lang & Linguist   3
     ENGL 238--Struct & Funct of Lang    3
University Core and Electives    15
27
Sophomore YearCredits
Take one of the following:
     WRIT 201--College Writing II   3
     WRIT 221--Intermediate Tech Writing    3
LIT 223--British Lit I   3
LIT 224--British Lit II    3
LIT 210--American Lit I    3
LIT 211--American Lit II    3
LIT 300--Literary Criticism    3
Foreign Language sequence*8
University Core and Electives   7
33
Junior YearCredits
Take one of the following:
     LIT 382--Lit for Children/Adolescents   3
     LIT 308--Multicultural Lit     3
     LIT 440--Studies in World Lit     3
     LIT 335--Women & Lit    3
Take two of the following:
     LIT 473RH--Studies in Shakespeare   3
     LIT 431RH--Study in a Major Author/s    3
     LIT 323--Brit/Old/Mid Engl Lit    3
     LIT 324--16th/17th Ctry Brit Lt    3
     LIT 325--Rest/18th Ctry Brit Lt    3
     LIT 326--19th Century British Lit    3
     LIT 310--Early American Lit    3
     LIT 311--19th Century Amer Lit    3
     LIT 371--20th Ctry Brit/Amer Lit    3
     LIT 372--Contemp Brit/Amer Lit    3
Take one of the following:
     LIT 414--Lit of Place   3
     LIT 436--Studies in Emergent Lit    3
     LIT 437--Studies in Imaginative Genres    3
     LIT 337--Oral Traditions    3
     LIT 420--Critical Theory    3
Take one of the following:
     WRIT 326--Advanced Composition   3
     WRIT 429--Professional Writing    3
     ENGL 385--Hist of English Language3
     ENGL 428--Creative Writing    3
     ENGL 450--Hist Thry of Rhetoric/Composition3
University Core and Electives   15
30
Senior YearCredits
LIT 494RH--Seminar: Research Issues3
Three English electives9
University Core and Electives   18
30

WRIT 101W credits count for the Core Foundations written requirement. These credits are not counted as part of the total English Major, Literature Option.

*All English literature option majors must complete a one-year sequence in one foreign language


ENGLISH TEACHING OPTION

This option is designed for students wishing to prepare for secondary school teaching. Employment opportunities may be enhanced if students also obtain a second area of certification, usually a teaching minor. Obtaining a minor in addition to the English major will require more than eight semesters.

Freshman YearCredits
EDCI 102--In-School Experience   1
WRIT 101W--College Writing I    3
LIT 110IH--Intro to Lit     3
HDCF 150IS--Lifespan Human Devlpmt     3
HDHL 106--Drug Hlth Issue for Ed    1
Take one of the following:
     LIT 240--Bible as Lit    3
     LIT 233--Classical Fndtns of Lit     3
University Core and Electives     16
30
Sophomore YearCredits
EDCI 209--Ed Psy Adol Dev3
LIT 223--British Lit I    3
LIT 224--British Lit II    3
LIT 210--American Lit I    3
LIT 211--American Lit II    3
WRIT 201--College Writing II    3
EDCI 240--Multicultural Education    3
University Core and Electives     11
32
Junior YearCredits
EDCI 320--Found of Instr Computing2
EDCI 360--Found of Assmnt    2
EDSD 457--Methods Teach Engl    3
LIT 300--Literary Criticism    3
LIT 308--Multicultural Lit    3
LIT 440--Studies in World Lit    3
ENGL 338--Language for Teachers    3
ENGL 339--Teaching Comp,Rhetoric & Speech3
University Core and Electives     9
31
Senior YearCredits
Take two of the following:
     LIT 473RH--Studies in Shakespeare   3
     LIT 431RH--Study in a Major Author/s    3
     LIT 323--Brit/Old/Mid Engl Lit    3
     LIT 324--16th/17th Ctry Brit Lt    3
     LIT 325--Rest/18th Ctry Brit Lt    3
     LIT 326--19th Century British Lit    3
     LIT 310--Early American Lit    3
     LIT 311--19th Century Amer Lit    3
     LIT 371--20th Ctry Brit/Amer Lit    3
     LIT 372--Contemp Brit/Amer Lit    3
Take one of the following:
     LIT 436--Studies in Emergent Lit    3
     LIT 437--Studies in Imaginative Genres    3
     LIT 420--Critical Theory    3
Take one of the following:
     LIT 382--Lit for Children/Adolescents   3
     WRIT 326--Advanced Composition    3
     WRIT 429--Professional Writing    3
     LIT 335--Women & Lit    3
     ENGL 385--Hist of English Lang    3
     ENGL 428RH--Creative Writing    3
     ENGL 450--Hist Thry of Rhetoric/Composition3
EDSD 410--Student Teaching    10-12
EDSD 413--Professional Issues     2
HDCF 356--Exceptional Needs     3
ENGL 461R--Integrative Teaching Methods3
EDSD 301--Para Professional1
31-33

A minimum of 120 credits is required for graduation; 42 of these credits must be in courses numbered 300 and above.


ENGLISH MINOR: WRITING (NON-TEACHING)

Credits
LIT 110IH--Intro to Lit    3
WRIT 201--College Writing II    3
WRIT 326--Advanced Composition    3
ENGL 428RH--Creative Writing    3
Take one of the following:
     WRIT 221--Intermediate Tech Writing   3
     WRIT 429--Professional Writing    3
Take one of the following:
     WRIT 221--Intermediate Tech Writing   3
     ENGL 236--Intro to Lang & Linguist    3
     ENGL 238--Struct & Funct of Lang    3
     WRIT 429--Professional Writing    3
     ENGL 450--Rhetoric/Composition3
Take one additional upper division English class 3
Total English Credits Required21

Students must receive a grade of a "C-" or better in all required courses.


ENGLISH MINOR: LITERATURE (NON-TEACHING)

English RequirementsCredits
LIT 110IH--Intro to Lit     3
Take one of the following:
     LIT 240--Bible as Lit   3
     LIT 233--Classical Fndtns of Lit     3
WRIT 201--College Writing II    3
Take two of the following:
     LIT 223--British Lit I   3
     LIT 224--British Lit II    3
     LIT 210--American Lit I    3
     LIT 211--American Lit II    3
Take two of the following:
     LIT 285--Mythologies   3
     LIT 214D--Regional Lit   3
     LIT 300--Literary Criticism    3
     LIT 382--Lit for Children/Adolescents    3
     LIT 308--Multicultural Lit     3
     LIT 440--Studeis in World Lit     3
     LIT 414--Lit of Place    3
     LIT 473--Studies in Shakespeare    3
     LIT 431RH--Study in a Major Author/s    3
     LIT 335--Women & Lit    3
     LIT 436--Studies in Emergent Lit    3
     LIT 437--Studies in Imaginative Genres    3
     LIT 337--Oral Traditions    3
     LIT 323--Brit/Old/Mid Engl Lit    3
     LIT 324--16th/17th Ctry Brit Lt    3
     LIT 325--Rest/18th Ctry Brit Lt    3
     WRIT 326--19th Century British Lit    3
     LIT 310--Early American Lit    3
     LIT 311--19th Century Amer Lit    3
     LIT 371--20th Ctry Brit/Amer Lit    3
     LIT 372--Contemp Brit/Amer Lit    3
     LIT 420--Critical Theory    3
One additional upper division English elective3
Total English Credits Required24

Students must receive a grade of a "C-" or better in all required courses.


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