Northern Kentucky University

Undergraduate Catalog 2015-16

English Majors

Bachelor of Arts with a major in English

The Bachelor of Arts is conferred upon students completing a major in English. The English major consists of a minimum of 42 credit hours, including 18 credit hours from the core courses plus 24 credit hours in one of the three program tracks: literature, writing studies, or creative writing.

Degree Requirements: B.A. – English

Core Courses in English

Credits

ENG 250

Introduction to English Studies

3

Select two survey sequences from the following:

British

 

 

ENG 202

Survey of British Literature I

 

ENG 203

Survey of British Literature II

 

 

-- OR -

 

American

 

 

ENG 208

Survey of American Literature I

 

ENG 209

Survey of American Literature II

 

 

-- OR --

 

ENG 217

African-American Literature to 1940

 

ENG 218

African-American Literature 1940 to Present

12

 

-- OR --

 

Writing

 

 

ENG 204

Introduction to Writing Studies

 

ENG 205

Contemporary Issues in Writing Studies

 

 

-- OR --

 

ENG 204

Introduction to Writing Studies

 

ENG 231

Introduction to Creative Writing

 

ENG 450 Capstone in English Studies

3

TOTAL CORE CREDITS

18

The major in English with emphasis on literature introduces students to texts from all periods of English and American literary history and prepares students to understand the relation of these works to the time in which they were written and to the present day.

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Literature Track

Literature Track

Credits

ENG 350

Critical Theory

3

Pre-1800 Traditions*

3

Pre-1900 Traditions*

3

Post 1900 Traditions*

3

Genres**

3

Identities***

3

Select two 300/400/500-level ENG courses

6

TOTAL TRACK CREDITS

24

Total Core Credits

18

TOTAL CREDITS

42

*Traditions courses are designated in course descriptions in the catalog with the word TRADITIONS. This category focuses on periods, texts, and approaches that are central to the conventional canon of literature in English, and it emphasizes the centrality of historical periods of literature to English studies today. Students are encouraged to use these courses to familiarize themselves with advanced study of national traditions in literature, including British and American.

**Genres courses are designated in course descriptions in the catalog with the word GENRES. This category focuses on approaches to literature through an analysis of genre (including the novel, poetry, drama, film, etc.).

***Identities courses are designated in course descriptions in the catalog with the word IDENTITIES. This category focuses on literary and theoretical texts that examine regional, immigrant, cultural, postcolonial, gender, sexual, class, or disabled identities.

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Writing Studies Track

Writing Studies courses are designated in course descriptions in the catalog with the words WRITING STUDIES. Students choosing this track will choose 18 credit hours of writing studies courses, which emphasize content areas such as rhetorical techniques in writing, professional writing, and editing.

Writing Studies Track

Credits

ENG 351 Rhetorical Theories and Writing Practices

3

Select 15 credit hours from the following:

ENG 331

Persuasive Writing

 

ENG 338

Writing for Social Change

 

ENG 340

Business Writing

 

ENG 347

Technical Writing

 

ENG 348

Professional Editing in the Workplace

 

ENG 349

Web Writing for the Professions

15

ENG 371

Traditional Grammar

 

ENG 381

Introduction to Linguistics

 

ENG 496

Internship

 

ENG 497

Projects: Writing

 

ENG 544

Research Methods for Professional Writing

 

ENG 546

Grant Writing

 

Select two 300/400/500-level ENG courses

6

TOTAL TRACK CREDITS

24

Total Core Credits

18

TOTAL CREDITS

42

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Creative Writing Track

Creative writing courses are designated in the catalog with the words CREATIVE WRITING. Students choosing this track will complete 15 credit hours in 300/400-level creative writing courses across at least two of the following genres: fiction writing, poetry writing, nonfiction writing, and dramatic writing. "ENG 231, Introduction to Creative Writing," is a prerequisite to 300-level or above creative writing courses.

Creative Writing Track

Credits

Select one course from Genres, Identities or Post-1900 Traditions

3

Select two creative writing courses from the following:

ENG 332

Fiction Writing

 

ENG 334

Poetry Writing

6

ENG 336

Creative Nonfiction Writing

 

Select 9 credit hours of creative writing courses in at least two genres* at the 300/400 level:

Fiction Writing

 

 

ENG 332

Fiction Writing

 

ENG 432 and

ENG 433

Novel Writing I and II

 

Poetry Writing

 

 

ENG 334

Poetry Writing

9

ENG 430

Advanced Poetry Writing

 

Nonfiction Writing

 

 

ENG 336

Creative Nonfiction Writing

 

ENG 357

Biographical Writing

 

Dramatic Writing

 

 

ENG 358

Writing in Creative Genres

 

ENG 431

Screenwriting

 

ENG 358

Writing in Creative Genres

 

Select two 300/400/500-level ENG courses

6

TOTAL OPTION CREDITS

24

Total Core Credits

18

TOTAL CREDITS

42

Bachelor of Arts with a major in English and Secondary Teaching Certification

The major in English with secondary teaching certification is offered for students who wish to be certified for teaching at the high- or middle-school level. The major consists of 45 credit hours, plus completion of the foreign-language requirement. Students pursuing a major in English with secondary education certification should review the portion of this catalog relating to education and health/physical education. Upon deciding to pursue the teacher education program, students must schedule an appointment with the certification specialist in the College of Education and Human Services and with an advisor in English in the Department of English. Students seeking certification to teach English must also take "EDU 530: Reading in Junior and Senior High School" and requirements for English, education, and general education. They do not need a minor or focus.

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Degree Requirements: B. A. – English and Secondary Certification

Core Courses in English

Credits

ENG 200

Understanding Literature

3

ENG 202 and ENG 203

Survey of British Literature I and II

6

ENG 206

Western World Literature I

 

 

-- OR --

 

ENG 207

Western World Literature II

3

ENG 308

Shakespeare I

 

 

-- OR --

 

ENG 309

Shakespeare II

3

ENG 381

Introduction to Linguistics

 

 

-- OR --

 

ENG 382

History of the English Language

3

ENG 385

Teaching of English I

3

ENG 387

Teaching of English II

3

Total Core Credits

24

Select one British literature course designated as Pre-1700 Traditions

3

Select one British literature course designated as Pre-1800 or Post-1900 Traditions

3

Select two courses in American literature

6

Select three ENG electives

9

TOTAL TRACK CREDITS

21

Total Core Credits

24

TOTAL CREDITS

45

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Undergraduate Catalog 2015-16

The Catalog

Catalog Changes

University Accreditation

About NKU

Program Offerings

Admissions and Enrollment

International Admissions and Enrollment

Tuition, Fees, and Financial Aid

Academic Program Opportunities

University Policies and Procedures

Academic Support

Student Engagement

General Education

College of Arts and Sciences

Haile/U.S. Bank College of Business

College of Education and Human Services

College of Health Professions

College of Informatics

Pre-Professional and Interdisciplinary Programs

Course Descriptions

Course Description Notes

Accounting Courses (ACC)

Anthropology Courses (ANT)

Arabic Courses (ARI)

Art Courses (ART)

Astronomy Courses (AST)

Athletic Training Program Courses (ATP)

Biological Sciences Courses (BIO)

Business Informatics Courses (BIS)

Black Studies Courses (BLS)

Business Courses (BUS)

College of Arts and Sciences Courses (CAS)

Cooperative Education Courses (CEP)

Chemistry Courses (CHE)

Chinese Courses (CHI)

Cinema Studies Courses (CIN)

Computer Information Technology Courses (CIT)

Construction Management Courses (CMGT)

Communication Studies Courses (CMST)

Communication Courses (COM)

Counseling Courses (COU)

Computer Science Courses (CSC)

Career and Technical Education Courses (CTE)

Dance Courses (DAN)

Data Science Courses (DSC)

Economics Courses (ECO)

Education – Special Education Courses (EDS)

Education Courses (EDU)

Engineering Technology Courses (EGT)

Electronic Media and Broadcasting Courses (EMB)

English Courses (ENG)

English Developmental Courses (ENGD)

Entrepreneurship Courses (ENTP)

Environmental Science Courses (ENV)

Finance Courses (FIN)

Financial Literacy Courses (FLC)

French Courses (FRE)

Geography Courses (GEO)

German Courses (GER)

Geology Courses (GLY)

Health Education Courses (HEA)

Health Informatics Courses (HIN)

History Courses (HIS)

Honors Courses (HNR)

Human Resource Management Courses (HRM)

Health Science Courses (HSC)

Human Services/Mental Health Courses (HSR)

Informatics Courses (INF)

International Programs Courses (INTL)

Integrative Studies Courses (IST)

Italian Courses (ITA)

Journalism Courses (JOU)

Japanese Courses (JPN)

Criminal Justice Courses (JUS)

Kinesiology Courses (KIN)

Korean Courses (KOR)

Learning Assistance Program Courses (LAP)

Latin Courses (LAT)

Organizational Leadership Courses (LDR)

Library Informatics Courses (LIN)

Developmental Mathematics Courses (MAHD)

Mathematics Courses (MAT)

Medieval Studies Courses (MDS)

Management Courses (MGT)

Media Informatics Courses (MIN)

Marketing Courses (MKT)

Military Science Courses (MSC)

Music Courses (MUS)

Neuroscience Courses (NEU)

Nursing Registered Professional Courses (NRP)

Nursing Baccalaureate Courses (NRS)

Public Administration Courses (PAD)

Physical Education Courses (PHE)

Philosophy Courses (PHI)

Physics Courses (PHY)

Popular Culture Courses (POP)

Public Relations Courses (PRE)

Political Science Courses (PSC)

Psychology Courses (PSY)

Radiologic Science Courses (RAD)

Reading Workshop Courses (RDG)

Religious Studies Courses (REL)

Respiratory Care Courses (RSP)

Russian Courses (RUS)

Integrated Sciences Courses (SCI)

Sociology Courses (SOC)

Sports Business Courses (SPB)

Spanish Courses (SPI)

Statistics Courses (STA)

Social Work Courses (SWK)

Theatre Courses (TAR)

University Programs Courses (UNV)

Women's and Gender Studies Courses (WGS)

World Languages Courses (WLL)

University Administration

Faculty

Emeritus Faculty

Appendices

Kentucky Residency

Index