Oct 14, 2019  
2017-2018 University Bulletin 
    
2017-2018 University Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

English - B.A.


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The Department of English offers three tracks for students interested in completing an English major:

  • English major with a concentration in literature
  • English major with a concentration in writing
  • English major with a concentration in English education

All English majors complete the two gateway courses and the capstone requirement as noted below, then choose from the courses indicated for the appropriate concentration.

Each of the tracks in the English major requires 45 semester hours; a minimum of 15 hours in the major field must be completed at Dominican.

Capstone Experience


English majors on the writing track or the literature track (including those seeking teaching licensure) complete the following two courses:

English with a Concentration in Literature


Literary History, Forms, Authors, and Key Issues


Complete ten courses (30 semester hours) as indicated below:

Literary Conventions/Genre


Complete one of the following literary convention/genre courses:

 

Major Author


Complete one of the following major author courses:

Elective


Complete one additional course from any of the areas listed above: literary history, global perspectives, literary conventions/genre, major author, literary focus/special topic, or justice.

English with a Concentration in Writing


Literary History, Forms, Authors, and Key Issues


Complete five courses (15 hours), completing two from the literary history offerings, one each from the global perspectives/justice offerings and the major author/genre/literary focus offerings, and a fifth course from either the global perspectives/justice offerings or the major author/genre/literary focus offerings.

Elective


Complete one additional course from any of the areas listed above: literary history, global perspectives, literary conventions/genre, major author, literary focus/special topic, or justice.

English with a Concentration in English Education


Students who want to major in English with a concentration in English education follow the course requirements for the concentration in English literature, completing a total of 15 courses (45 semester hours). In place of the elective in the literary history, forms, authors, and key issues section, students need to complete ENGL 230 - World Literature  .

English Secondary Education and the Capstone


Secondary Education majors will have a slightly different capstone requirement in order to accommodate their required student teaching.

Fall Semester:

English secondary education students are required in the fall to take the first of the two capstone courses, ENGL 466 - Independent Project Design . Ideally, students do work directly related to their track, so in this case English education students work in preparation for their spring teaching practicum and the EdTPA (Teaching Performance Assessment portfolio).

Spring Semester:

To complete the second capstone course, ENGL 468 , English secondary education students will work with faculty advisors in English and Education to present their student teaching experience and edTPA at a student-faculty presentation. 

Teacher Licensure: English/Language Arts grades 9-12


Students who wish to teach English/Language Arts in grades 9 through 12 complete a major in English with a concentration in English education and they complete the School of Education’s Teacher Education Program for secondary licensure.

Teacher Education Program

  • Three state tests: the Test of Academic Proficiency, the Elementary/Middle Grades content test, and the grades K-9 Assessment of Professional Teaching

  • 100 hours of field experience

  • Professional portfolio

  • Clinical practice (one full semester) in a middle or secondary classroom.

For more information about 9-12 licensure, see the School of Education  section of this bulletin.

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