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Bachelor of Arts - Subject Major in Literature

A student must complete the following program in addition to the Essential Studies requirements and a major or minor in another area.

Number Course Title Hours
ENG 232a History of American Literature (a) 3
ENG 232b History of American Literature (b) 3
ENG 233 Elements of Literature 3
ENG 236a History of English Literature (a) 3
ENG 236b History of English Literature (b) 3
ENG 432 Shakespeare 3
ENG 436 World Literature 3
ENG 440 Theory & Practice of Literary Criticism 3
ENG 441 English & American Novels 3
  English Electives* 9
Total hours 36

*Six credits must be upper-division.

English majors considering a graduate program are encouraged to complete a Thesis & Capstone Project (ENG 400).

Bachelor of Science - Education - Field Endorsement in English Language Arts (6-12)

A student must complete the following program in addition to the Essential Studies and Professional Education requirements. Students seeking the degree of Bachelor of Science in Education in English must hold a 3.0 GPA in their English courses and receive a grade of "C" or above in all English classes.

Number Course Title Hours
CA 225 OR
CA 233 OR
CA 330 OR
CA 334 OR
CA 346 OR
CA 440 OR
CA 442
Communicating in Groups and Teams
Presentational Speaking
Conflict Resolution & Mediation
Theories and Practices of Persuasion
Intercultural Communication
Gendered Communication
Globalization, Culture and Media
3
ENG 232a History of American Literature (a) 3
ENG 232b History of American Literature (b) 3
ENG 233 Elements of Literature 3
ENG 236a History of English Literature (a) 3
ENG 236b History of English Literature (b) 3
ENG 299 Introduction to Creative Writing 3
ENG 320 Grammar & Linguistics 3
ENG 331 Theory & Practice of Teaching 3
ENG 361 Literacy in the Digital Age 3
ENG 432 Shakespeare 3
ENG 436 World Literature 3
ENG 438 Adolescent Literature 3
ENG 440 Theory & Practice of Literary Criticism 3
ENG 441 English & American Novels 3
  Upper Division English Electives 6
Total hours 51

Candidates who anticipate teaching journalism or theatre should consider taking additional courses in these areas: CA 333 News Journalism, TH 134 Principles of Acting and/or TH 237 Beginning Directing.

NOTE: English Education Majors are required to take ENG 461 Specialized Methods in English Language Arts as part of their Certificate Requirements within the Bachelor of Science in Education. See the “Specialized Instruction” section of the Education Program for details.

Bachelor of Science - Education - English Language Arts for Middle Grades (Grades 4-9)

A student must complete the following program in addition to the Essential Studies, Professional Education Middle Grades requirements and one other Content Area of Specialization for Middle Grades. Students seeking the degree of Bachelor of Science in Education in English must hold a 3.0 GPA in their English courses and receive a grade of “C” or above in all English classes. Prior to selecting this major, contact the Certification Officer in the Education Department at Chadron State College. The office is located in the Old Administration Building, Room 117; telephone is (308) 432-6032.

Number Course Title Hours
ENG 233 Elements of Literature 3
ENG 235 Children's Literature 3
ENG 320 Grammar & Linguistics 3
ENG 331 Theory & Practice of Teaching 3
ENG 432 Shakespeare 3
ENG 438 Adolescent Literature 3
Total hours 18

Teacher candidates are encouraged to take ENG 299 Introduction to Creative Writing in addition to the above requirements.
NOTE: English Education Majors are required to take ENG 461 Specialized Methods in English Language Arts as part of their Certificate Requirements within the Bachelor of Science in Education. See the “Specialized Instruction” section of the Education Program for details.

Area of Concentration in English - English (Major)

A student must complete the following program in addition to the Essential Studies and Professional Education, Elementary Education requirements.

Number Course Title Hours
ENG 233 Elements of Literature 3
ENG 320 Grammar & Linguistics 3
ENG 331 Theory & Practice of Teaching Writing 3
Total hours 9

Minor in Comparative Philosophy

A student must complete the following program in addition to a major in another area and the Essential Studies requirements.

Number Course Title Hours
PHIL 231 Introduction to Philosophy 3
PHIL 235 Classical Chinese Philosophy 3
PHIL 333 Symbolic Logic 3
  Electives from list below, 9 credits must be upper-division (12)
CA 260 Introduction to Communication Theory 3
ENG 343 Literature and Philosophy 3
ENG 440 Theory and Practice of Literary Criticism 3
HUM 332 Love and Desire in the Western Tradition 3
HUM 335 Comparative Religions 3
MATH 237 History and Foundations of Mathematics 3
PHIL 400 Independent Study or Research 1-3
PHIL 432 Ethics 3
PHIL 433 Biomedical Ethics 3
PHIL 435 Environmental Ethics 3
PS 431 History of Political Thought 3
Total hours 21

Minor in English

A student must complete the following program in addition to a major in another area and the Essential Studies requirements.

Number Course Title Hours
ENG 232a OR
ENG 232b
History of American Literature (a) 
History of American Literature (b)
3
ENG 233 Elements of Literature 3
ENG 236a OR
ENG 236b
History of English Literature (a)
History of English Literature (b)
3
ENG 436 World Literature 3
  Upper-Division English Electives 9
Total hours 21

Minor in Writing

A student must complete the following program in addition to a major in another area and the Essential Studies requirements.

Number Course Title Hours
ENG 299 Introduction to Creative Writing 3
ENG 320 Grammar and Linguistics 3
ENG 399A OR
ENG 399B OR
ENG 399C
Advanced Creative Writing (A)
Advanced Creative Writing (B)
Advanced Creative Writing (C)
3
ENG 400 Independent Study 3
  Electives from list below, 6 credits must be upper-division (9)
CA 133 Media Writing 3
CA 333 News Journalism 3
ENG 331 Theory and Practice of Teaching Writing 3
ENG 361 Literacy in the Digital Age 3
ENG 399a Advanced Creative Writing - Nonfiction 3
ENG 399b Advanced Creative Writing - Fiction 3
ENG 399c Advanced Creative Writing - Poetry 3
ENG 440 Theory and Practice of Literary Criticism 3
HIST 356 America in the Twentieth Century 3
LS 238 Legal Research and Writing I 3
Total hours 21

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