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English Language & Literature Major

Our program gives you broad and diverse experience in American, British, and World literatures. You will develop close reading strategies, including historical, formal, and cultural approaches, and you will gain practical grounding in writing, research, and analytical skills valuable for many careers. You will hone your critical thinking abilities through interpretation and analysis of literary texts, and you will deepen your understanding of human experience through readings from diverse cultures and historical periods. Small classes allow you to participate fully and receive rich feedback from your professors.

Before you declare the major:

Complete your general education Composition and Literature requirements. These are not pre-requisites, but we strongly recommended them as preparation. Community college students planning to transfer to CWU can take equivalent courses. Please note: Completing these courses does not guarantee admission to Central Washington University or to the degree program.

· ENG 101 Composition I: Critical Reading and Responding (4)

· ENG 102 Composition II: Reasoning and Research (4)

· ENG 105 The Literary Imagination (5) or ENG 247 Multicultural  Literature (5)

Explore. General Education gives you the opportunity to explore different disciplines and develop essential skills. A broad education will help you as a major and in your career. In English Studies, we use interdisciplinary methods, drawing on history, philosophy, psychology, and other disciplines. In choosing a career, interest in another discipline can help you determine how you will apply the skills you will develop in the English major.

Applying for and beginning the major:

Meet with our English Language and Literature advisor to apply for the major. Plan to take ENG 302 and ENG 303 your first quarter because they are pre-requisites for most upper-division literature courses. Take ENG 320 (English Grammar) early in your program because it will help you with written assignments.

Course of Study and Two-Year Schedule

The English Language and Literature Major can be completed in two years. See below for planned course offerings. The schedule is subject to change, so please check this site regularly.

Required Courses (22 credits)

Required Courses (22 credits)

2016-2017

2017-2018

ENG 302 Poetry and Poetics (5)

Fall

Win

Spr

 

Fall

Win

Spr

ENG 303 Principles of Eng. Studies (5)

Fall

Win

Spr

 

Fall

Win

Spr

ENG 320 English Grammar (5)

Fall

Win

Spr

 

Fall

Win

Spr

ENG 363 Shakespeare (5*)

 

Win

Spr

  

Win

Spr

ENG 489 Senior Colloquium (2)

Fall

Win

Spr

 

Fall

Win

Spr

Select one Language course (5 credits)

Language Course (5 credits required)

2016-2017

2017-2018

ENG 304 English Linguistics (5)

Fall

 

Spr

 

Fall

Win

 

ENG 423 History of the Language (5)

  

Spr

    

Select two Literature & History courses (10 credits)

Literature & History Courses (10 credits required)

2016-2017

2017-2018

ENG 371 Literature & History I (5*)

      

Spr

ENG 372 Literature & History II (5*)

Fall

Win

  

Fall

  

ENG 373 Literature & History III (5*)

     

Win

 

ENG 374 Literature & History IV (5*)

  

Spr

   

Spr

    *May be repeated for credit under different subtitle

Select two Literary Forms courses (10 credits)

Literary Forms Courses (10 credits required)

2016-2017

2017-2018

ENG/TH 380 Studies in Drama (5*)

       

ENG 453 Studies in Fiction (5*)

 

Win

Spr

   

Spr

ENG 454 Studies in Nonfiction (5*)

    

Fall

  

ENG 455 Studies in Poetry (5*)

       

    *May be repeated for credit under different subtitle

Select two Literature & Culture courses (10 credits)

Literature & Culture Courses (10 credits required)

2016-2017

2017-2018

ENG 330 African American Literature (5)

  

Spr

    

ENG 331 Latina/o Literature (5)

      

Spr

ENG 332 American Indian Literature (5)

     

Win

 

ENG 333 Asian American Literature (5)

    

Fall

  

ENG 334 American Indian Oral and Nonfiction Lit (5)

Fall

      

ENG 335 Women's Literature (5)

 

Win

     

Select one Critical Studies course (5 credits)

Critical Studies Course (5 credits required)

2016-2017

2017-2018

ENG 415 Critical Studies in American Literature (5*)

  

Spr

   

Spr

ENG 417 Critical Studies in World Literature (5*)

 

Win

   

Win

 

ENG 419 Critical Studies in British Literature (5*)

Fall

   

Fall

  

    *May be repeated for credit under different subtitle

Select ten credits of electives (10 credits)

Electives can include additional courses from any of the strands, or you may select courses from the list below. Note: No more than 5 credits of film studies courses may be counted toward the major.

Elective Courses (10 credits required)

2016-2017

2017-2018

Electives can include additional courses from any of the strands, or you may select courses from the list below. Note: No more than 5 credits of film studies courses may be counted toward the major.

ENG 263 Intro to Creative Writing (5)

Fall

Win

 

Sum

Fall

Win

Spr

ENG 301 Rhetoric for Professional Writers (5)

Fall

  

Sum

Fall

  

ENG 344 Film Theory & Criticism (5)

 

Win

   

Win

 

ENG 347 Global Perspectives in Literature (5)

Fall

  

Sum

 

Win

 

COM/ENG 353 History of Narrative Film (4)

       

COM/ENG 355 History of Documentary (Var)

       

ENG 360 World Cinema (5)

  

Spr

 

Fall

  

ENG 364 Fiction Writing (5)

 

Win

   

Win

 

ENG 365 Poetry Writing (5)

Fall

   

Fall

  

ENG 366 Creative Nonfiction Writing (5)

  

Spr

   

Spr

ENG 368 Multi-Genre Writing Workshop (5)

   

Sum

   

ENG 418 Literary and Critical Theory (5)

      

Spr

ENG 432 Phonetics and Phonology (5)

Fall

   

Fall

  

ENG 435 Linguistics, Literature, and TESOL (5)

  

Spr

   

Spr

ENG 461 Studies in Film & Culture (5*)

       

ENG 462 Studies in Film and Television Genres (5*)

  

Spr

   

Spr

ENG 463 Studies in the Film Auteur (5*)

Fall

 

Spr

    

ENG 464 Advanced Fiction Writing (5)

  

Spr

   

Spr

ENG 465 Advanced Poetry Writing (5)

 

Win

   

Win

 

ENG 466 Advanced Creative Nonfiction (5)

Fall

    

Win

 

ENG 490 Cooperative Education (Internship) (Var)

Fall

Win

Spr

Sum

Fall

Win

Spr

Total: 72 credits

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