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Major Requirements

To fulfill the requirements of the major, all students in this program will take the following coursework in a sequence determined in collaboration with a faculty advisor. Some courses also satisfy Liberal Arts Core and/or University Requirements.

  • EN 200 Elements of Literary Study
  • EN 290 Literary Theory and Practice or EN 240 Introduction to Visual and Cultural Studies
  • EN 400 Internship or COM 400 Internship
  • EN 424 Senior Seminar or COM 404/GD 404/IS 404 Performance Media Lab
 All majors also complete coursework in a chosen track as follows:
 
Literature track
  • EN 201 World Literature: The Ancient World or
  • EN 202 World Literature: The Middle Ages
  • EN 203 World Literature: Renaissance through Enlightenment or EN 204 World Literature: Romanticism through Post-Modernism
  • EN 205 American Literature I, EN 206 American Literature II, or EN 230 American Multicultural Literature
  • EN 301 The Writing Process: Theory and Practice or EN 308 Style and Revision
  • EN 490 Major Authors
  • Three (3) credits in electives numbered EN 205 or above
  • Nine (9) credits in electives numbered EN 301 or above
 
Media and Performance Studies track
  • Three (3) credits from the following: EN 201 World Literature: The Ancient World, EN 202 World Literature: The Middle Ages, EN 203 World Literature: Renaissance through Enlightenment, EN 204 World Literature: Romanticism through Post-Modernism, EN 205 American Literature I, EN 206 American Literature II, or EN 230 American Multicultural Literature
  • Nine (9) credits from the following: EN 212 Topics in Acting, EN 270 Approaches to Creative Writing, EN 305 Topics in Creative Writing, COM 101 Public Speaking,GD 202 Illustration I, GD/COM 203 Photography: Digital Imaging, GD/COM 205Video Production I, GD/COM 304 Video Production II, GD/COM 308 Web Design
  • EN 207 Theater History or EN 220 The Movie or the Book?
  • EN 321 Modern Drama or EN 355 Shakespeare
  • EN 429 Topics in Performance
  • Twelve (12) credits in Literature electives
 
Writing track
  • Three (3) credits from EN 201 World Literature: The Ancient World, EN 205American Literature I, EN 206 American Literature II or EN 230 American Multicultural Literature
  • EN 211 Principles of Language
  • EN 301 The Writing Process: Theory and Practice
  • EN 308 Style and Revision
  • Three (3) credits in Advanced Literature (LT-2)
  • Nine (9) credits in English and/or Communication writing course electives
  • Three (3) credits in support skills electives in digital publishing
Those who wish to earn licensure to teach English to students in grades 6-12 can view information about the program here.
 
To fulfill the requirements of the major, all students in this program will take the following coursework in a sequence determined in collaboration with a faculty advisor. Some courses also satisfy Liberal Arts Core and/or University Requirements. Some coursework fulfills teaching licensure requirements as specified by the Commonwealth of Virginia.
  • EN 212 Topics in Acting or COM 101 Public Speaking
  • ED 250 Introduction to Teaching and Learning
  • ED 327S Curriculum Design: Secondary Education
  • ED 337 Reading in the Content Areas
  • ED 452 Managing the Classroom #
  • ED 460S Student Teaching: Secondary Level #
  • EN 200 Elements of Literary Study
  • EN 201 World Literature: The Ancient World or EN 202 World Literature: The Middle Ages
  • EN 203 World Literature: Renaissance through Enlightenment or EN 204 World Literature: Romanticism through Post-Modernism
  • EN 205 American Literature I, EN 206 American Literature II, or EN 230 American Multicultural Literature
  • EN 211 Principles of Language
  • EN 290 Literary Theory and Practice
  • EN 301 The Writing Process: Theory and Practice
  • EN 351 Literature of Childhood and Adolescence
  • EN 385 Approaches to Teaching Secondary English
  • EN 424 Senior Seminar
  • EN 490 Major Author(s)
  • EN 554 Applied Grammar: Syntactic Structures (See university’s Graduate Catalog for course description)
  • Nine (9) credits in English electives numbered EN 321 or above
  • PSY 110 Human Growth and Development
  • PSY 341 Psychology of Individuals with Exceptionalities
  • # ED 452 and ED 460S must be taken at the same time.