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English and Creative Writing course catalog

2017-18

UMME AL-WAZEDI, Associate Professor
B.A., M.A., Rajshahi University; M.A., Eastern Illinois; Ph.D., Purdue

BRETT A. BIEBEL, Adjunct Assistant Professor
B.A., Saint John's; M.A., University of Minnesota-Twin Cities; M.F.A., Minnesota State

DAVID CROWE, Professor
B.A., Luther; M.A., Ph.D., Minnesota

KELLY R. DANIELS, Associate Professor
B.A., San Francisco State; M.F.A., Georgia State; Ph.D., Western Michigan

MARGARET FRANCE, Part-time Assistant Professor and Director of Transfer and Transitional Advising
B.A., Grinnell College; M.A., Washington State University; Ph.D., University of California-Davis

MEG GILLETTE,Chair and Associate Professor
B.A., Iowa; M.A., Ph.D., Illinois

LAURA E. GREENE, Professor
B.A., Williams; M.A., Ph.D., Cornell

KATIE HANSON, Assistant Professor
B.A. Luther; M.A., St. Mary’s (Minnesota)

JOSEPH McDOWELL, Professor
B.A., M.A., Ohio State; Ph.D., North Carolina

SARAH McDOWELL, Adjunct Assistant Professor
B.A., Augustana; M.A., Wisconsin

PAUL V. OLSEN, Professor
B.A., Luther; M.A., Ph.D., Oregon

JASON R. PETERS, Professor, Dorothy J. Parkander Chair in Literature
B.A., Calvin; M.A., Ph.D., Michigan State

JOHN TAWIAH-BOATENG, Associate Professor
B.A., University of Ghana; M.A., Dalhousie; Ph.D., Southern Illinois

REBECCA WEE, Professor
B.A., St. Olaf; M.F.A., George Mason

KARIN YOUNGBERG, Professor, Conrad Bergendoff Professor of Humanities
A.B., Augustana; M.A., Ph.D., Iowa

READING/WRITING CENTER:

FARAH MARKLEVITS, Assistant Director and Assistant Professor
B.A., Augustana College; M.A., University of Chicago; M.F.A., Syracuse University

JACOB ROMANIELLO, ELL Specialist and  Assistant Professor
B.S., Nyack College; M.A., Azusa Pacific University; Ph.D., Biola University

LUCAS A. STREET, Director and Instructor of English 
B.A., Knox College; M.F.A., University of Wyoming

MAJOR IN ENGLISH. 34 credits, including: ENGL274, five courses carrying distribution requirements (HI, HII, HIII, I and AM), four (3-credit) ENGL or ENCW electives, and one (4-credit) Senior Inquiry. Only one 100-level ENGL course and up to two ENCW courses will count toward fulfillment of the major. At least five courses must be 300 or 400 level courses.

MAJOR IN ENGLISH--WRITING EMPHASIS. 40 credits, including: ENGL 274, five courses carrying distribution requirements (HI, HII, HIII, I, and AM), two (3-credit) ENCW courses, four (3-credit) ENGL electives, and one (4-credit) SI. Only one 100-level ENGL course and up to four ENCW courses will count toward fulfillment of the major. At least five courses must be 300 or 400 level classes.

MAJOR IN CREATIVE WRITING. 31 credits, including: two courses from ENCW 201, 202, 203; two (3-credit) courses from ENGL at the 200 level; ENCW 330 or 331; two courses from ENCW 301a, 302a, 303a; one course from ENCW 301b, 302b, 303b; two (three-credit) courses from ENGL at the 300 level; 0-1 credit internship (may be completed by working one year on Saga staff, taking ENGL 213: Book Publishing, or completing a community internship with faculty supervision and creative writing faculty approval); and a 1-credit Senior Inquiry (ENCW 490).

MINOR IN CREATIVE WRITING. 18 credits, including: three (3-credit) courses from ENCW, at least one of which must be at the 300 level; three (3-credit) courses from ENGL, at least one of which must be at the 300 level.

MINOR IN ENGLISH. 21 credits, including five courses carrying distribution requirements (HI, HII, HIII, I and AM) and 2 electives. At least four courses must be 300 or 400 level courses.

MAJOR IN ENGLISH EDUCATION. 44 credits, 27 credits in English including 274, 275, 276, 312, and 332; a Shakespeare class (210, 352 or 353); a world literature class (125P, 237, 315G, 333, 354, 361 or WLIT219), an American literature class (358, 362, 363, 364 and others as pre-approved by ELA advisor), and one elective ENGL (300 or higher) or ENCW (201 or higher), plus 17 credits in Communication Studies, including COMM 104 or 204; 206; 210; 301; 330; and 211, 212 or 340. The English department allows the combination of EDUC422, EDUC450 and INTR-EDA90 to fulfill the English Senior Inquiry requirement. Recommended supporting courses: ENGL240, 233, WLIT212, 228 or 311E. See the Director of Secondary Education for more information.

ENGLISH Distribution Requirements
ENGL majors and minors must complete at least one course from each of the following five categories.

• Historical Period I—Old English through Renaissance
Choose one (others may be taken as electives) from
ENGL-350: Medieval Literature
ENGL-351: The Literature of Early Modern England
ENGL-352: Shakespeare: Comedies and Histories
ENGL-353: Shakespeare's Tragedies and Later Plays
ENGL-365A: Major Authors - Medieval
ENGL-365B: Major Authors - Early Modern/Renaissance

• Historical Period II—Restoration through Victorian
Choose one (others may be taken as electives) from
ENGL-355: English Romantic Poets
ENGL-356: Developing English Novel
ENGL-358: Versions of America
ENGL-364: American Romance and Realism
ENGL-365C: Major Authors-Restoration/18th Century
ENGL-365D: Major Authors-19th Century British
ENGL-365E: Major Authors-Early American

• Historical Period III—Modernism through Contemporary
Choose one (others may be taken as electives) from
ENGL-334: Modern Poetry
ENGL-357: Modernism in British Literature
ENGL-361: Contemporary African-American Literature
ENGL-362: Modernism in American Literature
ENGL-363: Contemporary Literature
ENGL-365F: Major Authors-Contemporary

• Identity
Choose one (others may be taken as electives) from
ENGL-236: Multicultural Literature of the U.S.
ENGL-237: Introduction to African-American Literature
ENGL-239: Women in Literature
ENGL-239G: Women in Literature: South Asia
ENGL-315G: Writers and Readers Beyond our Border
ENGL-333: Anglophone Literature
ENGL-335: American Indian Literature
ENGL-337: Women Writers and Feminist Theory
ENGL-354: Empire and Outsiders
ENGL-358: Versions of America
ENGL-361: Contemporary African-American Writers

• Approaches and Methods
Choose one (others may be taken as electives) from
ENGL-236: Multicultural Literature of the U.S.
ENGL-239: Women in Literature
ENGL-240: Biblical and Classical Allusions in Literature
ENGL-275: History of British Literature
ENGL-276: History of American Literature
ENGL-311: Advanced Environmental Literature
ENGL-333: Anglophone Literature
ENGL-337: Women Writers and Feminist Theory
ENGL-354: Empire and Outsiders

(Individual courses may carry more than one distribution requirement, but students must meet each distribution requirement with a separate course. No course may satisfy more than one distribution requirement.)

Grade Point Average Notation: All courses listed in the catalog as required courses for any major and/or minor, including those courses outside of the department or with a different subject coding, are considered part of the major and will count in the grade point average. Some departments may have additional grade requirements for the courses offered within their department. Recommended supporting courses that are optional and not required may also count in the major depending on the program. For more information see your department chair or the degree requirements for Bachelor of Arts and information on Majors/Minors.


English courses (ENGL)

Creative writing courses (ENCW)

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