2007-2008 UAF Catalog


English

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

B.A., M.A., M.F.A., M.F.A./M.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:*
    1. ENGL 310--Literary Criticism--3 credits
    2. Complete one 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
    3. Complete three 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
    4. Complete one 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
    5. Complete one 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
    6. Complete 5 ENGL 300- and 400-level courses (at least 3 at the 400-level).
    7. Minimum credits required--120 credits

* Student must earn a C grade or better in each course.
Recommended courses for students 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

Requirements for English Teachers (Grades 7-12)*

  1. Complete all the requirements for the English B.A. degree.
  2. All prospective English teachers must complete the following:
    ENGL/FL 200X--World Literature--3 credits
    LING 101--Nature of Language--3 credits
    ED 486O--Media Literacy--3 credits
    ENGL 317--Traditional English Grammar (3)
         or ENGL 318--Modern English Grammar (3)--3 credits
    ENGL 472--History of the English Language--3 credits
    ENGL 485--Teaching Composition in the Schools--3 credits
    A writing course--see list of approved electives--3 credits
    Two multicultural literature courses, including one Alaska Native literature course, from list of approved electives--6 credits

Note: above courses can also be used as Humanities electives for B.A. degree requirements. If ENGL/FL 200X is used to meet core requirements, it may not meet the B.A. humanities electives requirement.
*Please ask your advisor for an advising sheet for teaching majors. We strongly recommend that prospective secondary English teachers seek advising from the UAF School of Education early in their undergraduate degree program, so that they can be appropriately advised of the State of Alaska requirements for teacher licensure. They will apply for admission to the UAF School of Education’s post-baccalaureate one-year intensive teacher preparation program during their senior year. These new English degree requirements apply to all candidates who apply to the UAF School of Education for spring 2006 or later.

Minor

  1. Complete two 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 credits

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