Oct 15, 2021  
Undergraduate Bulletin 2015-2016 
    
Undergraduate Bulletin 2015-2016 [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

English - B.A.


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The Department of English offers three areas of concentration in the English major:

All English majors must pass the departmental English examination administered during the senior year. A minimum of 15 hours in the major field must be completed at Dominican.

English with a Concentration in Literature


The English major with a concentration in literature focuses on the study and analysis of important works of literature in English from the eighth century to the present within a historical context. This concentration serves as an excellent preparation for graduate study in literature, library science, law, and other careers.

Major Requirements:


Additional Requirements:


  • Successful completion of the departmental English examination (see ENGL 404 ).

English with a Concentration in Writing


The English major with a concentration in writing offers students instruction in the principles of good writing, acquaintance with models of good writing, and opportunities to practice their craft in a variety of genres. This concentration prepares students for graduate study in writing or literature and for professional positions in publishing, business, and not-for-profit organizations.

Additional Requirements:


  • A writing portfolio.
  • Successful completion of the departmental English examination (See ENGL 404 ).

English with a Concentration in English Education


The English major with a concentration in English education offers students broad study of important works in literature in English during various periods within a historical context. It is designed to help prepare students for the teaching profession and also for graduate study in English or education.

Major Requirements:


Additional Requirements:


  • Successful completion of the departmental English examination (see ENGL 404 ).

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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