English

FACULTY Professors Brill de Ramirez, Jost, Stein, Vickroy; Associate Professors Blouch, Conley, Craig, Dusenbery, Glassmeyer, Moloney, Muzzillo, Newton, Palakeel, Prescott, Swafford, Worley; Assistant Professors Katz, McBee-Orzulak; Lecturers Burgauer, Herbert, Leathers.

Chair: Prescott
Associate Chair: Newton
Coordinator of Composition: Dusenbery
Coordinator of Creative Writing: Stein
Coordinator of English Education: Muzzillo 
Coordinator of Graduate Studies: Swafford 
Coordinator of Undergraduate Studies: Conley

The Department of English offers a scholarly environment for writing and the study of literature. The department believes that this environment will enable students to become lifelong learners, responsible citizens, and successful professionals. The department is committed to

  • developing students’ skills for creative, academic, or professional purposes;
  • strengthening students’ critical thinking and research skills;
  • increasing students’ knowledge and appreciation of the literatures of diverse periods and cultures; and
  • broadening students’ understanding of and facility with language.

Students who major or minor in English develop their skills in preparation for careers in teaching, publishing, industry, business, or service agencies; for such professional studies as law, library science, or medicine; or for graduate studies in literature, language, or creative writing.

English majors may also choose to complete a concentration in creative writing, pre-graduate literary studies, or professional writing. The department also offers a major program in secondary education.

The department offers minors in creative writing, literature, and professional writing.

English Major (B.A. Or B.S.)

General Requirements

English majors may earn either a B.A. or B.S. degree. English majors intending to pursue a graduate degree in English, however, are urged to fulfill the B.A. requirements. For more on the B.A. and B.S. requirements at Bradley, please consult the “All-University Degree Requirements” section of this catalog.

In addition to fulfilling the requirements for a B.A. or B.S. degree, all English majors must complete a minimum of 36 hours in courses distributed according to the following requirements:

Requirement at the 100 level – 1 hr.

  • ENG 181 Introduction to English Studies

Requirements at the 200 Level - 15 hrs.

  • ENG 233 American Literature to 1865
  • ENG 235 American Literature 1865 to Present
  • ENG 237 British Literature to 1800
  • ENG 239 British Literature 1800 to Present
  • ENG 270 Introduction to Literary Criticism and Theory

Requirements at the 300 Level - 9 hrs.

  • ENG 347 Shakespeare
  • One course in American Literature from the following list:
    • ENG 329 Studies African American Literature
    • ENG 330 Studies Native American Literature
    • ENG 332 Early American Literature
    • ENG 334 19th-Century American Literature
    • ENG 336 20th-Century American Literature
  • One course in British Literature from the following list:
    • ENG 341 Medieval English Literature
    • ENG 344 Renaissance English Literature
    • ENG 358 18th-Century British Literature
    • ENG 361 British Romantic Literature
    • ENG 363 British Victorian Literature.
    • ENG 364 20th-Century British Literature
    • ENG 365 Irish Literatures

Requirements at the Senior Level - 2 hrs.

  • ENG 481 Senior Project

Elective Requirements:

If taken in addition to the required courses in the major and in addition to General Education requirements, the following courses are approved as English major electives.

Students select three of the following courses:

200-Level Course:

  • ENG 207 Introduction to Creative Writing 

300-, 400-, and 500-Level Courses:

  • *ENG 300 Exposition
  • *ENG 301 Argumentative Writing
  • *ENG 304 Research Individual Disciplines
  • *ENG 305 Technical Writing
  • *ENG 306 Business Writing
  • ENG 307 Intermediate Poetry Workshop 
  • ENG 329 Studies African American Literature
  • ENG 330 Studies Native American Literature
  • ENG 331 Studies in Women Writers
  • ENG 332 Early American Literature
  • ENG 334 19th-Century American Literature
  • ENG 336 20th-Century American Literature
  • ENG 341 Medieval English Literature
  • ENG 344 Renaissance English Literature
  • ENG 358 18th-Century British Literature
  • ENG 361 British Romantic Literature
  • ENG 363 British Victorian Literature
  • ENG 364 20th-Century British Literature
  • ENG 365 Irish Literatures
  • ENG 368 Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • ENG 370 Literary Criticism and Theory
  • ENG 372 Poetry as Genre
  • ENG 373 Fiction as Genre
  • ENG 374 Drama as Genre
  • ENG 378 Individual Authors
  • ENG 380 Topics in Language and Literature
  • ** ENG 381 Literatures of Asia
  • ***ENG 385 Literatures of Europe
  • ENG 407 Advanced Poetry Workshop
  • ENG 492 Practicum in English
  • ENG 503 Intensive Creative Nonfiction Workshop
  • ENG 506 Writing in the Professions
  • ENG 507 Intensive Poetry Workshop
  • ENG 508 Composing Hypertext
  • ENG 550 Language Theory
  • ENG 560 Writing Theory
  • ENG 570 Contemporary Literature Criticism ENG 580 Methods Teaching Composition

*only if taken in addition to C2 Gen Ed requirement 
**only if taken in addition to Non-Western Gen Ed requirement
***only if taken in addition to HL Human Values Literature Gen Ed requirement

Optional Concentrations

Creative Writing - 15 hrs.

The Creative Writing Concentration consists of 15 hours of workshops and courses adhering to these guidelines:

Required courses:

  • ENG 207: Introduction to Creative Writing
  • ENG 310: Readings for Creative Writers

Three writing workshops chosen from:

  • ENG 307: Intermediate Poetry Workshop
  • ENG 308: Intermediate Fiction Workshop
  • ENG 403: Advanced Creative Nonfiction Workshop
  • ENG 407: Advanced Poetry Workshop
  • ENG 408: Advanced Fiction Workshop
  • ENG 409: Advanced Screenwriting Workshop
  • ENG 495: Independent Study – creative writing projects only, with consent of department chair
  • ENG 503: Intensive Creative Nonfiction Workshop
  • ENG 507: Intensive Poetry Workshop
  • ENG 509: Intensive Screenwriting Workshop
  • ENG 510: Intensive Fiction Workshop 

          * 3 hrs. must be at the 400 level

Pre-Graduate Literary Studies - 12 hrs.

 A pre-graduate literary studies concentration consists of 12 hours. These must include the following:

  • One literary criticism course (ENG 370, ENG 570)
  • One genre course (ENG 320, ENG 368, ENG 372, ENG 373, ENG 374)
  • One cultural literary studies course (ENG 329, ENG 330, ENG 331, ENG 365, ENG 381)
  • One additional course at 300 level (ENG 311–381)

Students must complete the BA option.
Students are urged to take ENG 304 for their C-2 option.

Professional Writing Concentration - 12 hrs.

A Professional Writing Concentration consists of 12-hours. These must be selected from the following:

3 hours from:

  • ENG 305 Advanced Writing—Technical Writing
  • ENG 306 Advanced Writing—Business Communication

9 hours from:

  • ENG 300 - Advanced Writing—Exposition
  • ENG 301 - Advanced Writing—Argumentative Writing
  • ENG 304 - Advanced Writing—Research in Individual Disciplines
  • ENG 305 - Advanced Writing—Technical Writing
  • ENG 306 - Advanced Writing—Business Communication
  • ENG 311 - Introduction to Language
  • ENG 312 - English Grammar
  • ENG 492 - Practicum in English
  • ENG 495 - Independent Study
  • ENG 506 - Writing in the Professions
  • ENG 508 - Composing Hypertext
  • ENG 550 - Language Theory
  • ENG 560 - Writing Theory

Note: ENG 492 and ENG 495 are available only by consent of the department chair and must focus on professional writing (e.g. grant writing, organizational formal reports, etc.)  

Major Program In English Secondary Education (B.A. Or B.S.)

All English Secondary Education majors must fulfill B.A. or B.S. degree requirements. For more on the B.A. and B.S. requirements at Bradley, please consult the “All-University Degree Requirements” section of this catalog. In addition to fulfilling the requirements for a B.A. or B.S. degree, all English Secondary Education majors must complete a minimum of forty hours in major courses:

Requirements at 100–200 level:

  • ENG 180 Intro to English Education - 1 hr.
  • ENG 233 American Literature to 1865 or ENG 235 American Literature 1865 to Present - 3 hrs.
  • ENG 237 English Literature to 1800 or ENG 239 English Literature 1800 to Present - 3 hrs.
  • ENG 270 Introduction to Literary Criticism & Theory - 3 hrs.

Requirements at 300 level:

  • ENG 311 Introduction to Language - 3 hrs.
  • ENG 312 English Grammar - 3 hrs.
  • ENG 320 Young Adult Literature - 3 hrs.
  • ENG 347 Shakespeare - 3 hrs.
  • ENG 391 Methods of Teaching Writing - 3 hrs.
  • ENG 392 Methods of Teaching Reading and Literature - 3 hrs.

Requirement at 400 level:

  • ENG 472 Methods of Teaching Integrated Language Arts - 3 hrs.

Elective Requirements:

If taken in addition to the required courses in the major and in addition to General Education requirements, the following courses are approved as English Education electives. Students select three of these courses; at least two of the three must be at the 300 level or above

200-Level Courses (choose no more than one):

  • ENG 207 Introduction to Creative Writing
  • *ENG 233 American Literature to 1865
  • *ENG 235 American Literature 1865 to Present
  • *ENG 237 British Literature to 1800
  • *ENG 239 British Literature 1800 to Present

*only if taken in addition to 200-level English Education requirements

300-, 400-, and 500-Level Courses (choose 2 or 3 courses):

  • *ENG 300 Exposition
  • *ENG 301 Argumentative Writing
  • *ENG 304 Research Individual Disciplines
  • *ENG 305 Technical Writing
  • *ENG 306 Business Writing
  • ENG 307 Intensive Poetry Workshop
  • ENG 329 Studies African American Literature
  • ENG 330 Studies Native American Literature
  • ENG 331 Studies in Women Writers
  • ENG 332 Early American Literature
  • ENG 334 19th-Century American Literature
  • ENG 336 20th-Century American Literature
  • ENG 341 Medieval English Literature
  • ENG 344 Renaissance English Literature
  • ENG 358 18th-Century British Literature
  • ENG 361 British Romantic Literature
  • ENG 363 British Victorian Literature.
  • ENG 364 20th-Century British Literature
  • ENG 368 Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • ENG 370 Literary Criticism and Theory
  • ENG 372 Poetry as Genre
  • ENG 373 Fiction as Genre
  • ENG 374 Drama as Genre
  • ENG 378 Individual Authors
  • ENG 380 Topics in Language and Literature
  • ** ENG 381 Literatures of Asia
  • ENG 407 Advanced Poetry Workshop
  • ENG 492 Practicum in English
  • ENG 503 Intensive Creative Nonfiction Workshop
  • ENG 506 Writing in the Professions
  • ENG 507 Intensive Poetry Workshop
  • ENG 508 Composing Hypertext
  • ENG 550 Language Theory
  • ENG 560 Writing Theory
  • ENG 570 Contemporary Literature Criticism
  • ENG 580 Methods Teaching Composition

*only if taken in addition to C2 Gen Ed requirement 
**only if taken in addition to Non-Western Gen Ed requirement

Required Gen. Ed. course in World Literature:

Choose one of the following - 3 hrs.

  • ENG 123 European Writers or
  • ENG 385 Literatures of Europe or
  • ENG 381 Literatures of Asia

Minors In English

Minor in Creative Writing - 18 hrs.

Aimed at assisting students in becoming better writers, the Creative Writing minor provides a foundation for the study and practice of multiple genres in creative writing. Given our belief that good writers are also good readers, the minor is augmented by courses in aesthetic and literary study. These include a readings course offering writers unified study and practice in individual literary forms as well as broad literature surveys.

The Creative Writing Minor consists of 15 hours of workshops and courses adhering to these guidelines:

Required

  • ENG 207: Introduction to Creative Writing

Three writing workshops chosen from:

  • ENG 307: Intermediate Poetry Workshop
  • ENG 308: Intermediate Fiction Workshop
  • ENG 403: Advanced Creative Nonfiction Workshop
  • ENG 407: Advanced Poetry Workshop
  • ENG 408: Advanced Fiction Workshop
  • ENG 409: Advanced Screenwriting Workshop
  • ENG 495: Independent Study – creative writing projects only, with consent of department chair
  • ENG 503: Intensive Creative Nonfiction Workshop
  • ENG 507: Intensive Poetry Workshop
  • ENG 509: Intensive Screenwriting Workshop
  • ENG 510: Intensive Fiction Workshop 

            * 3 hrs. must be at the 400 level

Readings and Literature Courses (6 hrs.):

Required

  • Ÿ ENG 310: Readings for Creative Writers 

One course chosen from:

  • ENG 233 American Literature to 1865
  • ENG 235 American Literature 1865 to Present
  • ENG 237 British Literature to 1800
  • ENG 239 British Literature 1800 to Present

Minor in Literature - 18 hrs.

The English minor in literature provides (1) a foundation in the historical study of literature and (2) an opportunity to construct an individual program in English, American, and other literatures, literary theory, and genre studies.

Required Courses - 9 hrs.

  • ENG 270 Introduction to Literary Criticism & Theory 
  • ENG 233 American Literature to 1865 or ENG 235 American Literature 1865 to Present
  • ENG 237 British Literature to 1800 or ENG 239 British Literature 1800 to Present

Electives - 9 hrs.

Three courses from the following:

  • ENG 320 - Young Adult Literature
  • ENG 329 - African American Literature
  • ENG 330 - Native American Literature
  • ENG 331 - Studies in Women Writers
  • ENG 332 - Early American Literature
  • ENG 334 - 19th Century American Literature
  • ENG 336 - 20th Century American Literature
  • ENG 341 - Medieval English Literature
  • ENG 344 - Renaissance English Literature
  • ENG 347 - Shakespeare
  • ENG 358 - 18th-Century British Literature
  • ENG 361 - British Romantic Literature
  • ENG 363 - British Victorian Literature
  • ENG 364 - 20th Century British Literature
  • ENG 365 - Irish Literatures
  • ENG 368 - Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • ENG 370 - Literary Criticism and Theory
  • ENG 372 - Poetry As Genre
  • ENG 373 - Fiction As Genre
  • ENG 374 - Drama As Genre
  • ENG 378 - Individual Authors
  • ENG 380 - Topics in Language and Literature
  • ENG 381 - Literatures of Asia
  • ENG 495 - Independent Study (literature projects only, with consent of dept. chair)

Minor in Professional Writing - 18 hrs.

The Professional Writing minor is intended to help prepare students for writing-intensive employment in business, technical, and/or research-based enterprise.

Required courses: 9 hrs.

  • ENG 305 Technical Writing
  • ENG 306 Business Communication
  • One of ENG 311/FLL 311 (Introduction to Language) or  ENG 312 (English Grammar)

Three courses selected from the following categories: 9 hrs.

  • One or two of:
    • ENG 300 Advanced Writing-Exposition
    • ENG 301 Advanced Writing-Argumentative Writing
    • ENG 304 Advanced Writing-Research in Individual Disciplines
  • One of:
    • ENG 207 Creative Writing I
    • ENG 503 Intensive Creative Nonfiction Workshop
  • One or two of:
    • ENG 506 Writing in the Professions
    • ENG 508 Composing Hypertext
    • ENG 550 Language Theory
    • ENG 560 Writing Theory
    • ENG 580 Theories & Methods of Teaching Composition
  • ENG 492 Practicum in English
  • ENG 495 (professional writing project only, with approval of dept. chair)