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. Degrees; Minor

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Minimum Requirements for Degree: 120 credits

The B.A. in English at UAF provides training in rhetorical dexterity, critical acumen and creative ingenuity -- habits of mind that develop alongside intellectual inquiries concerning the production and reception of literary (and nonliterary) texts. As effective creators and thoughtful consumers of print and digital information, students learn how to identify critical methods, analyze language in varying historical, cultural and institutional contexts, and employ research in writing and speaking for a professional audience in the humanities.

The department has a particular strength in creative writing; students will have the opportunity to attend lectures and workshops with respected visiting writers and scholars as well as resident faculty. The English major is flexible and comprehensive enough to allow students to choose their own paths. Mindful of how language shapes problems, communities and environments, students are prepared for a variety of graduate programs and careers in diverse fields such as education, law and business.

Major -- B.A. Degree

  1. Complete the general university requirements.
  2. Complete the B.A. degree requirements.
  3. Complete the following:*
    1. ENGL F310--Literary Criticism--3 credits
    2. Complete one of the following:
      ENGL F301--Continental Literature in Translation: The Ancient World--3 credits
      ENGL F302--Continental Literature in Translation: Medieval and Renaissance--3 credits
    3. Complete three of the following:
      ENGL F306--Survey of American Literature: Beginnings to the Civil War--3 credits
      ENGL F307--Survey of American Literature: Civil War to the Present--3 credits
      ENGL F308--Survey of British Literature: Beowulf to the Romantic Period--3 credits
      ENGL F309--Survey of British Literature: Romantic Period to the Present--3 credits
    4. Complete one of the following:
      ENGL F422W,O/2--Shakespeare: History Plays and Tragedies--3 credits
      ENGL F425W,O/2--Shakespeare: Comedies and Non-Dramatic Poetry--3 credits
    5. Complete one of the following:
      ENGL F317--Traditional English Grammar--3 credits
      ENGL F318--Modern English Grammar--3 credits
      ENGL F462--Applied English Linguistics--3 credits
      ENGL F472--History of the English Language--3 credits
    6. Complete one of the following:
      ENGL F410W,O/2--Studies in American Literature up to 1900--3 credits
      ENGL F415W,O/2--Studies in 17th and 18th Century British Literature--3 credits
      ENGL F420W,O/2--Studies in Medieval and 16th Century British Literature--3 credits
      ENGL F440W,O/2--Studies in 20th and 21st Century British Literature--3 credits
      ENGL F450W,O/2--Studies in 19th Century British Literature--3 credits
      ENGL F455W,O/2--Studies in 20th and 21st Century American Literature--3 credits
      ENGL F460W,O/2--Studies in Comparative/World Literature--3 credits
    7. Complete one of the following:
      ENGL F435--Authors--3 credits
      ENGL F465--Genre--3 credits
    8. Complete three ENGL F300- and ENGL F400-level courses
      (at least one at the F400-level)--9 credtis
  4. Minimum credits required--120 credits

* Students must earn a C grade (2.0) or better in each course.

Recommended courses for students interested in creative writing:

ENGL F313W--Writing Non-fiction Prose--3 credits
ENGL F371W--Intermediate Creative Writing--3 credits
ENGL F471W--Undergraduate Writer's Workshop 3

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 F200X--World Literature--3 credits
    LING F101--Nature of Language--3 credits
    ED F486O--Media Literacy--3 credits
    ENGL F317--Traditional English Grammar (3)
         or ENGL F318--Modern English Grammar (3)--3 credits
    ENGL F472--History of the English Language--3 credits
    ENGL F485--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 F200X 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 F301--Continental Literature in Translation:
    The Ancient World (3)
         or ENGL F302--Continental Literature in Translation: Medieval and Renaissance (3)--3 credits
    ENGL F306--Survey of American Literature: Beginnings to the Civil War--3 credits
    ENGL F307--Survey of American Literature: Civil War to the Present--3 credits
    ENGL F308--Survey of British Literature: Beowulf to the Romantic Period--3 credits
    ENGL F309--Survey of British Literature: Romantic Period to the Present--3 credits
  2. Complete the following:
    ENGL F422W,O/2--Shakespeare: History Plays and Tragedies (3)
         or ENGL F425W,O/2--Shakespeare: Comedies and Non-Dramatic Poetry (3)--3 credits
    ENGL electives at the F300- or F400-level--9 credtis
  3. Minimum credits required--18 credits

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