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Secondary Education - English (Fall 2008)

Administered by Department of Educational Studies and Secondary Education

Effective Fall 2008

A total of 120 credits is required for a bachelor of science degree with a specialization in English. Required courses include:


20.246 British Literature I

20.236 American Literature I

20.237 American Literature II

20.256 Non-Western Literature I or 20.257 Non-Western Literature II

20.311 Structure of English

20.312 History of English Language

One of the following media courses:

20.307 Writing for the Internet
20.391 Literature and Film
26.102 Introduction to Theater Arts
26.209 Theater Appreciation
27.110 Mass Communication and the Popular Arts
27.190 History of Film
27.275 Cinema Appreciation
27.315 Social Foundations of Mass Communications
42.226 Popular Culture in America
45.400 Sociology of Mass Communications

20.363 Shakespeare

20.306 Theory and Practice of Writing

20.385 Literature for Young Adults

Electives - six credits. Three credits may be at the 100/200 level (excluding 20.151); remainder must be 300/400 level and may include English Internship

Secondary Education

Choose one of the following three courses:

60.204 Educational Computing and Technology
60.350 Instructional Design Systems
60.351 Virtual Learning Communities

60.206 Teachers, Schools and Society

60.251 Psychological Foundations of Education.

60.291 Principles of Teaching

60.311 Classroom Measurement and Assessment

65.351 Teaching Communication

Choose one of the following two courses:

60.393 Social Foundations of Education
60.406 Multicultural Education

60.497 Teaching in Education: First Experience

60.498 Teaching in Education: Second Experience

General Education

Among 53 credits of general education courses, the following are required:

20.101 Composition I

20.203 Approaches to Lit. Study Required of all Secondary English Majors

25.103 Public Speaking or 25.104 Interpersonal Communication

20.226 European Literature I

20.247 British Literature II

A mathematics course

46.200 Principles of Cultural Anthropology

48.101 General Psychology

48.212 Adolescent. Psychology

70.101 Introduction to Exceptional Individuals

Among courses chosen to meet humanities requirement, three departments must be represented from Art and Art History, Communication Studies and Theatre Arts, English, Languages and Cultures, Music History, and Philosophy. Among natural sciences and mathematics requirements, three departments must be represented from Biological and Allied Health Sciences, Chemistry; Geography and Geosciences; Mathematics, Computer Science and Statistics, and Physics and Engineering Technology.