2004-2005 UAF Catalog  

English

College of Liberal Arts
Department of English
(907) 474-7193
www.uaf.edu/english/

B.A., M.A., M.F.A. Degrees

B.A. Degree

Minimum Requirements for Degree: 120 credits

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The English department offers core courses in writing and literature, and upper-division courses in literature, linguistics, creative writing, technical writing and literary criticism. The department also offers a two-year M.A. degree in literature and a three-year M.F.A. degree in creative writing. Teaching assistantships are available for both programs. The M.A. degree offers advanced study of literature and literary theory as preparation for teaching or for entering a Ph.D. program. The M.F.A. is a terminal degree, culminating in the production of a publication-quality thesis manuscript of poetry, fiction, drama or creative non-fiction.

Major—B.A. Degree

  1. Complete the general university requirements.
  2. Complete the B.A. degree requirements.
  3. Complete the following:*
    a. ENGL 310—Literary Criticism 3 credits
    b. Complete 1 of the following:

    ENGL 301—Continental Literature in Translation: The Ancient World 3 credits

    ENGL 302—Continental Literature in Translation: Medieval and Renaissance 3 credits

    c. Complete 3 of the following:

    ENGL 306—Survey of American Literature: Beginnings to the Civil War 3 credits

    ENGL 307—Survey of American Literature: Civil War to the Present 3 credits

    ENGL 308—Survey of British Literature: Beowulf to the Romantic Period 3 credits

    ENGL 309—Survey of British Literature: Romantic Period to the Present 3 credits

    d. Complete 1 of the following:

    ENGL 422W,O/2—Shakespeare: History Plays and Tragedies 3 credits

    ENGL 425W,O/2—Shakespeare: Comedies and Non-Dramatic Poetry 3 credits

    e. Complete 1 of the following:

    ENGL 317—Traditional English Grammar 3 credits

    ENGL 318—Modern English Grammar 3 credits

    ENGL 462—Applied English Linguistics 3 credits

    ENGL 472—History of the English Language 3 credits

    f. Complete 5 ENGL 300- and 400-level courses (at least 3 at the 400-level).
    g. Minimum credits required 120

* Student must earn a C grade or better in each course.

Recommended Courses for Those Interested in Creative Writing:

  • ENGL 313W—Writing Non-Fiction Prose 3 credits
  • ENGL 371W,O—Intermediate Creative Writing 3 credits
  • ENGL 471W—Undergraduate Writer’s Workshop 3 credits

Recommended Courses for Those Interested in Teaching:

  • ENGL 472—History of the English Language 3 credits
  • ENGL 485—Teaching Composition in the Schools 3 credits

Minor

  1. Complete 2 of the following:

    ENGL 301—Continental Literature in Translation: The Ancient World (3)
    or ENGL 302—Continental Literature in Translation: Medieval and Renaissance (3) 3 credits

    ENGL 306—Survey of American Literature: Beginnings to the Civil War 3 credits

    ENGL 307—Survey of American Literature:Civil War to the Present 3 credits

    ENGL 308—Survey of British Literature: Beowulf to the Romantic Period 3 credits

    ENGL 309—Survey of British Literature: Romantic Period to the Present 3 credits
  2. Complete the following:

    ENGL 422W,O/2—Shakespeare: History Plays and Tragedies (3)
    or ENGL 425W,O/2—Shakespeare: Comedies and Non-Dramatic Poetry (3) 3 credits

    ENGL electives at the 300- or 400-level 9 credits
  3. Minimum credits required 18

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