English

The English program at USAO is designed to offer students a broad base of knowledge in literature, composition, creative writing, and foreign languages. Emphasis is upon the power of words and their best use. English majors may choose from several concentrations, and their experience is further augmented by the opportunity to learn special tutorial skills in the Academic Writing Center and participate in individually designed practicum’s. Graduates are well prepared for immediate careers in a variety of areas such as public school teaching, publishing and editing, and business writing. Those who elect to continue their studies in graduate school are especially well prepared to do so.

IDS 1113 and 1213 (Writing I & II) must be successfully completed prior to enrolling in any English class.

Bachelor of Arts in English
Required English Core (39 hours):

Course                                                    Title                                                                                       Hours Required

ENGL 2113                                            Methods of Literary Study                                                                    3

ENGL 2313                                            American Literature I*                                                                         3

ENGL 2323                                            American Literature II*                                                                        3

ENGL 2333                                            American Literature III*                                                                       3

ENGL 3003                                            Shakespeare                                                                                       3

ENGL 3213                                            British Literature I*                                                                              3         

ENGL 3223                                            British Literature II*                                                                             3

ENGL 3233                                            British Literature III*                                                                            3

ENGL 3503                                            Rhetoric and Composition                                                                     3

ENGL 4003                                            Linguistic History                                                                                 3

ENGL 4503                                            Critical Approaches to Literature (Not required for teacher certification)     3

*Choose 2 American and 2 British for a total of 12 hours.


6 hours selected from:

ENGL 4103                                           Literary Genres                                                                                    3

ENGL 4203                                           Literary Themes                                                                                   3

ENGL 4303                                           Literary Figures                                                                                    3

ENGL 4403                                           Literary Periods                                                                                    3


Required Upper-Level Courses (choose 6 hours):

ENGL 3113                                           World Literature I                                                                                 3

ENGL 3123                                           World Literature II                                                                                3

ENGL 3133                                           World Literature III                                                                               3

ENGL 3403                                           Advanced Grammar                                                                               3

ENGL 3603                                           Composition Theory                                                                               3

ENGL 4773                                           Practicum in English                                                                               3

Foreign Language Requirement: Competency at the Intermediate level, generally met by taking and passing 16 hours of college course in the same language. Any substitutions must be approved by division chair.

 

Bachelor of Arts in English/Teacher Certification
This program qualifies students to obtain an Oklahoma teaching certificate and teach language arts in grades 6-12. For a program checklist for teacher certification in English, students should consult the English education advisor.


Required Professional Education Core (34 hours)

Required English Core (39 hours), including:

ENGL 3603                                           Composition Theory

ENGL 3403                                           Advanced Grammar                                                                               3

and 3 hours from one of the following:

ENGL 3113                                           World Literature I                                                                                  3

ENGL 3123                                           World Literature II                                                                                 3

ENGL 3133                                           World Literature III                                                                                3 


Minor in English
18 hours, including:

ENGL 2313, 2323, or 2333                     American Literature                                                                                6

OR

ENGL 3213, 3223, or 3233                     British Literature                                                                                    6

ENGL 3003                                           Shakespeare                                                                                         3

ENGL 3503                                           Rhetoric & Composition                                                                          3

ENGL 4103, 4203, 4303, or 4403                                                                                                                       3

3 elective hours.                                                                                                                                              3

 

Minor in Professional Writing
18 hours, including:

ENGL 2403                                           Creative Writing                                                                                    3

BADM 3223                                          Business Communication                                                                        3

ENGL 3403                                           Advanced Grammar                                                                               3

ENGL 3503                                           Rhetoric and Composition                                                                      3

                                                           a course in technical communication                                                       3

                                                           a writing elective approved by the advisor                                               3

Any substitutions in either minor must be approved by division chair.

 

COURSE LISTINGS in ENGLISH (ENGL)

0123       BASIC COMPOSITION SKILLS
              Skills in grammar and composition preparatory to IDS 1113 (Writing I);  extensive practice in writing paragraphs
              and essays to help students attain control of sentence structure, punctuation, and other mechanics.  0 hours (no
              credit but tuition fee for 3-hour course).

1013       ENGLISH FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS I
              Principles of grammar and composition in English, basic English readings, and practice in conversation. 3 hours.

1023       ENGLISH FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS II
              Continuation of ENGL 1013. 3 hours.

2113       METHODS OF LITERARY STUDY
              Introduction to English theory, methods, and terminology. Pre-requisites: Successful completion of Writing I and
              II.  3 hours.

2313       AMERICAN LITERATURE I
              A survey of American literature to 1865. 3 hours.

2323       AMERICAN LITERATURE II
              A survey of American literature from 1865 to 1945. 3 hours.

2333       AMERICAN LITERATURE III
              A survey of American literature from 1945 to present day. 3 hours.

2403       CREATIVE WRITING
              Introduction to the principles of writing short stories, longer fiction, and poetry.  3 hours (may be repeated for
              total of 9 hours, but no more than 3 hours in creative writing may be applied to Teaching Certificate program).
              Pre-requisite: Grade of A or B in IDS 1213.

2880       SPECIAL TOPICS
              Special topics in language, literature, or writing. 1-6 hours.

2900       WORKSHOP
              A guided study in language, literature, or writing under faculty supervision; various topics and methods of
              instruction. 1-4 hours (may be repeated for total of 6 hours with change in title and topic).

2990       TUTORIAL
              An independent study in language, literature, or writing under faculty supervision. 1-4 hours (may be repeated for
              total of 9 hours with change in title and content).    

3003       SHAKESPEARE
              Shakespearean drama including comedies, history plays, and tragedies. 3 hours.

3113       WORLD LITERATURE I
              Survey of the major works of the ancient world. 3 hours.

3123       WORLD LITERATURE II
              Survey of the major works of world literature from 6th through 17th centuries. 3 hours.

3133       WORLD LITERATURE III
              Survey of major works of world literature from 18th to 20th centuries, including all major literary movements.
              3 hours.

3213       BRITISH LITERATURE I

The significant works in British literature to 1750, excluding Shakespeare’s dramas. 3 hours.

3223       BRITISH LITERATURE II
              The significant works in British literature from 1750 through 1900. 3 hours.

3233       BRITISH LITERATURE III
              The significant works in British literature from 1900 to present day. 3 hours.

3302       LITERATURE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
              Survey of authors, illustrators, and genres of children's literature. Provides students with the opportunity to:  (a)
              read and become familiar with literature written specifically for children and young adults, (b) teach lessons in
              literary skills commonly taught in grades K-12, and (c) develop and present examples of the various ways of
              encouraging and assessing children's responses to literature. 2 hours.

3403       ADVANCED GRAMMAR
              Intensive study of English and American rhetoric and grammar with emphasis on modern usage. 3 hours.

3503       RHETORIC & COMPOSITION
              Study of grammar and rhetoric with documented writings in literary criticism. Should be taken prior to the English
              seminars. 3 hours.

3603       COMPOSITION THEORY
              For English majors seeking a secondary education certificate or planning to attend graduate school:  survey of
              composition theory and pedagogy needed to successfully teach writing; topics include history of composition
              studies, composing process, philosophies and various approaches to composition study, collaborative learning,
              Writing Across the Curriculum, evaluation, and correlation between literature and writing. 3 hours.

4003       LINGUISTIC HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
              Development of the English language to the present day. 3 hours.  Prerequisite:  15 hours in English, or
              permission of instructor.

4103       LITERARY GENRES
              A seminar on a single literary genre. 3 hours (may be repeated for total of 6 hours with change in title and topic).
              Prerequisite: 15 hours in English or permission of instructor.

4203       LITERARY THEMES
              Seminar on a single or multiple literary themes. 3 hours (may be repeated for total of 6 hours with change in title
              and topic). Prerequisite: 15 hours in English or permission of instructor.

4303       LITERARY FIGURES
              Seminar on one or more major literary figures. 3 hours (may be repeated for total of 6 credit hours with change in
              title and topic). Prerequisite: 15 hours in English or permission of instructor.

4403       LITERARY PERIODS
              Seminar on particular period of literature. 3 hours (may be repeated for a total of 6 hours with change in title and
              topic). Prerequisite: 15 hours in English or permission of instructor.

4503       CRITICAL APPROACHES TO LITERATURE
              Introduction to major critical techniques currently employed in study of literature. 3 hours.

4763       TEACHING ENGLISH IN THE SECONDARY SCHOOL
              Methods of teaching grammar, composition, and literature in secondary school. 3 hours (Education credit only). 
              Prerequisite: admission to Teacher Education.

4773       PRACTICUM IN ENGLISH
              Practicum for students seeking teaching certificate in English or for English majors planning on graduate school.
              Students may observe and assist in planning and teaching a section of IDS 1113 or 1213; course must be
              completed no later than the trimester preceding student teaching.

4880       SPECIAL TOPICS
              Special topics in language, literature, or writing. 1-6 hours.

4900       WORKSHOP
              Treatment of related topics and problems in literature. 1-6 hours (may be repeated for total of 9 hours with
              change in title and content.

4990       TUTORIAL
              Independent study in literature under faculty supervision. 1-4 hours (may be repeated for total of 9 hours with
              change in title and content).