English

 

The English program at USAO is designed to offer students a broad base of knowledge in literature, composition, professional writing, creative writing, and foreign languages. Emphasis is always upon the power of words and their best use. English majors may choose from several minors and/or concentrations, and their experience is further augmented by the opportunity to learn special tutorial skills in the Writing Center and participate in individually designed practicums. 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):

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 (3)

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

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
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).