Southeast Missouri State University

Bachelor of Arts in English

The Bachelor of Arts in English degree centers on writing and literature.  Those with special interest in writing will find courses in creative writing, practical and professional written communication, stylistics, and rhetorical theory.  For students whose primary concern is literature, the department offers work in World, British, and American prose, poetry, and drama.

Bachelor of Science in English Education

An English major with a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education must complete requirements within the departments of English and Middle and Secondary Education, as well as electives.  The department's strong program in secondary education offers specialized training for future teachers.  Courses available for those preparing to teach English are courses in techniques of teaching English and the scientific study of the nature of language.

Degree Requirements

Bachelor of Arts in English

Choose two of the following:

EN 201 Writing about Literature (3)
EN 275 Intro to Creative Writing (3) (Required for all students pursuing the writing option)
EN 376 Advanced Composition (3)

Choose three of the following:

LI 260 English Literature I (3)
LI 261 English Literature II (3)
LI 270 American Literature I (3)
LI 271 American Literature II (3)

Choose one of the following:

LI 311 World Literature I (3)
LI 312 World Literature II (3)

Choose one of the following:

EN 486 Sociolinguistics (3)
UI 500 History of the English Language (3)
UI 501 Principles of Language (3)

 

B.A. in English - Literature Option

Choose one of the following:

LI 560 Chaucer (3)
LI 577 Studies in Early English Lit (3)
UI 431 Shakespeare Tragedies & Human Cond (3)
UI 432 Shakespeare Hist/Comed & Human Cond (3)

Choose one of the following:

LI 476 Early Twentieth-Century British Literature (3)
LI 578 Studies in Later English Lit (3)
UI 341 Victorian Studies (3)

Choose two of the following:
LI 320 African American Writers (3)
LI 421 Cross-Cultural Amer Voices (3)
LI 565 Southern Literature (3)
LI 568 19th Century American Novel (3)
LI 570 Modern/Contemp American Novel (3)
LI 571 Contemporary American Poetry (3)
LI 576 Am Fiction/21st Century (3)

Choose one of the following:

LI 510 Literature & the Bible (3)
LI 572 The Modern Essay (3)
LI 574 Australian Literature (3)
LI 587 Women and Madness (3)
UI 332 Images of Women in Literature (3)

 

B.A. in English - Writing Option

Choose one of the following:

EN 376 Advanced Composition* (3)
EN 550 Style in Writing (3)
LI 572 The Modern Essay (3)
*Unless taken in the core

Choose one of the following:

LI 421 Cross-Cultural Amer Voices (3)
LI 542 Literature for the Young Adult (3)
LI 565 Southern Literature (3)
LI 570 Modern/Contemp American Novel (3)
LI 571 Contemporary American Poetry (3)
LI 576 Am Fiction/21st Century (3)

Choose one of the following:

EN 301 Writing for Science & Technology (3)
EN 311 Literary Manuscript Editing Practicum (3)
EN 435 Internship in English (3)
LI 301 Small Press Publishing (3)

Choose one of the following:

EN 470 Advanced Creative Writing: Poetry (3)
EN 478 Advanced Creative Writing: Fiction (3)

Choose 3 additional hours writing course not taken above


Additional Requirements:

EN 001 Writing Portfolio (Writing Option)
LI 001 Literature Portfolio (Literature Option)
xx xxx 9 Hours in One or Two Foreign Languages (All options)
         OR
xx xxx 6 Hours in One Foreign Language
         AND
One of the following:
AN 341 Intro to Linguistic Anthropology (3)
EN 378 Grammars of English (3)
EN 486 Sociolinguistics (3)*
UI 500 History of the English Language (3)*
UI 501 Principles of Language (3)*
*If not taken elsewhere in the major


Bachelor of Science in English Education

English Education Requirements:  36 Hours

Required Courses:

EN 201 Writing About Literature (3)
EN 378 Grammars of English (3)
EN 379 Composition in the Secondary School (3)
LI 260 English Lit I (3)
         OR
LI 261 English Lit II (3)
LI 270 American Lit I (3)
         OR
LI 271 American Lit II (3)
LI 311 World Literature I (3)
         AND
LI 312 World Literature II (3)
LI 385 Literature in the Secondary School (3)
LI 542 Literature for Young Adults (3)

Choose one of the following:

EN 486 Sociolinguistics (3)
UI 500 History of English Language (3)
UI 501 Principles of Language (3)

Choose one of the following:

EN 275 Intro to Creative Writing (3)
EN 376 Advanced Composition (3)

Choose two of the following:

EN 300-EN 599 English elective
LI 300-LI 599 Literature elective
UI 332 Images of Women in Literature (3)
UI 341 Victorian Studies (3)
UI 431 Shakespeare Trag & Human Cond (3)
UI 432 Shakespeare Hist/Com & Human Cond (3)

Additional Requirement:

LI 256 Variety of Literature (3)

Secondary Professional Education Requirements:  37 Hours


BLOCK I:
 
PY 222 Development of the Adolescent (3)*
SE 200 Intro to MSE Technology (2)
SE 202 Intro to MSE Teaching (2)
BLOCK II:  14 Hours

EF 304 School & Society (2)
SE 305 Secondary Block II Field Experience (2)
SE 306 Theories of Learning & Management (2)
SE 307 Teaching Reading/Secondary School (2)
SE 308 Fund of High School Education (3)
SE 275 Diversity in America's Schools (3)
BLOCK IV:  13 Hours

EF 400 Seminar/Educ Issues for Student Teachers (1)
SE 463 Student Teaching Secondary (1st) (6)
SE 464 Student Teaching Secondary (2nd) (6)

Additonal Requirements - Middle School & Secondary Education:  12-18 Hours

EN 140 Rhetoric & Critical Thinking (3)
SC 105 Fundamentals of Oral Communication (3)
Any BI/BS course in Living Systems (3)
US 105 American History I (3)
             OR
US 107 American History II (3)
PS 103 US Political Systems (3)
Any CH, PH, GO course
              OR
UI 375 Historical Geology (3-5)

Middle Level students must also take:

MA 218 Middle School Mathematics (3)
           OR
MA 118 Mathematics I (3)
           AND
MA 318 Mathematics II (3)
SE 275 Diversity in America's Schools (3)

 

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