Contact & Location

Moscow

Department of English

Physical Address:
Brink Hall 200
(208) 885-6156 phone
(208) 885-5944 fax
englishdept@uidaho.edu

Mailing Address:
English Department
c/o University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1102
Moscow, Idaho
83844-1102

English Major Emphases

The English department offers four different major emphases:  Literature, Creative Writing, Professional, and Teaching.  A Bachelor of Arts in English requires competence in one foreign language equivalent to that gained by the completion of four semesters of college-level courses.  To view B.A. degree requirements, see the Course Catalog

A. Literature Emphasis

Foundations (6 cr)
Engl 215 Introduction to English Studies (3 cr)
Engl 310 Literary Theory (3 cr)

Literary History (9 cr)
Engl 257 or Engl 258 Literature of Western Civilization (3 cr)
Engl 345 Shakespeare or a 400-level course in literature before 1800 (3 cr)
One upper-division course in literature before 1900 (3 cr)

Three courses from the following (9 cr):
Engl 341 Survey of British Literature (3 cr)
Engl 342 Survey of British Literature (3 cr)
Engl 343 Survey of American Literature (3 cr)
Engl 344 Survey of American Literature (3 cr)

Linguistics (3 cr)
Engl 441 Introduction to the Study of Language (3 cr) or
Engl 496 History of the English Language (3 cr)

Cultural Diversity (One course in non-canonical or underrepresented literatures) (3 cr)
Engl 380 Introduction to U.S. Ethnic Literatures (3 cr)
Engl 481 Women's Literature (3 cr)
Engl 483 African American Literature (3 cr)
Engl 484 American Indian Literature (3 cr)
Engl 485 Global Literature in English (3 cr)
Or an advisor-approved special topics or extra-departmental course (3 cr)

Electives (12 cr):
Four 400-level courses in literature

Capstone (3 cr)
Engl 490 Senior Seminar (3 cr)


B. Creative Writing Emphasis

Foundations (3 cr):
Engl 215 Introduction to English Studies (3 cr)

Literary History (12 cr):
Engl 257 or 258 Literature of Western Civilization (3 cr)
Engl 345 Shakespeare or another course in literature before 1800 (3 cr)

Two courses from the follow+ing (6 cr):
Engl 341 Survey of British Literature (3 cr)
Engl 342 Survey of British Literature (3 cr)
Engl 343 Survey of American Literature (3 cr)
Engl 344 Survey of American Literature (3 cr)

Genre Craft/Workshop Courses (Students must take a full numerical sequence in their major genre (ex. 291/391/491), plus two additional creative writing courses in a sequence in one other genre for a minor genre and either a beginning writing course in a third genre or an advanced writing course in the minor genre.) (18 cr):

Engl 291 Beginning Poetry Writing (3 cr)
Engl 292 Beginning Fiction Writing (3 cr)
Engl 293 Beginning Nonfiction Writing (3 cr)
Engl 391 Intermediate Poetry Writing (3 cr)
Engl 392 Intermediate Fiction Writing (3 cr)
Engl 393 Intermediate Nonfiction Writing (3 cr)
Engl 491 Advanced Poetry Writing (3 cr)
Engl 492 Advanced Fiction Writing (3 cr)
Engl 493 Advanced Nonfiction Writing (3 cr)

Cultural Diversity (One course in non-canonical or underrepresented literatures) (3 cr):
Engl 380 Introduction to U.S. Ethnic Literatures (3 cr).
Engl 481 Women's Literature (3 cr).
Engl 483 African American Literature (3 cr).
Engl 484 American Indian Literature (3 cr).
Or an adviser-approved special topics or extra-departmental course (3 cr)

Electives (6 cr):
Two literature courses at the 400-level

Capstone (3 cr):
Engl 490 Senior Seminar (3 cr)

C. Professional Emphasis

The professional emphasis is an individualized program for students wishing to stress preparation for professions such as law, writing and editing, government service, and business.

Foundations (3 cr)
Engl 215 Introduction to English Studies (3 cr)

Literary History (9 cr)
Engl 257 or Engl 258 or 258 Literature of Western Civilization (3 cr)

Two courses from the following (6 cr):
Engl 341 Survey of British Literature (3 cr)
Engl 342 Survey of British Literature (3 cr)
Engl 343 Survey of American Literature (3 cr)
Engl 344 Survey of American Literature (3 cr)

Writing (9 cr)
Two courses from the following (6 cr):
Engl 207 Persuasive Writing (3 cr)
Engl 208 Personal and Exploratory Writing (3 cr)
Engl 209 Inquiry-Based Writing (3 cr)
Engl 309 Advanced Prose Writing (3 cr)

One course from the following (3 cr):
Engl 313 Business Writing (3 cr)
Engl 316 Environmental Writing (3 cr)
Engl 317 Technical Writing (3 cr)

Cultural Diversity (One course in non-canonical or underrepresented literatures) (3 cr)
Engl 380 Introduction to U.S. Ethnic Literatures (3 cr).
Engl 481 Women's Literature (3 cr).
Engl 483 African American Literature (3 cr).
Engl 484 American Indian Literature (3 cr).
Or an adviser-approved special topics or extra-departmental course (3 cr)

English Electives (12 cr)
One 400-level linguistics course (3 cr)
One 400-level English course (3 cr)
Two Engl courses (6 cr)

Capstone (3 cr)
Engl 440 Reading, Writing, and Rhetoric (3 cr)

D. Teaching Emphasis

Foundations (3 cr)
Engl 215 Introduction to English Studies (3 cr)

Literary History (15 cr)
Engl 257 or Engl 258 Literature of Western Civilization (3 cr)
Engl 341 or Engl 342 Survey of British Literature (3 cr)
Engl 343- Engl 344 Survey of American Literature (6 cr)
Engl 345 Shakespeare (3 cr)

Language (10 cr)
Engl 201 English Grammar, Key Concepts and Terms (1 cr)
Engl 441 Intro to the Study of Language (3 cr)

Two linguistics courses from the following (6 cr)
Engl 442 Introduction to English Syntax (3 cr)
Engl 443 Language Variation (3 cr)
Engl 496 History of the English Language (3 cr)

Writing (9 cr)
Engl 309 Advanced Prose Writing (3 cr)
Engl 401 Writing Workshop for Teachers (3 cr)

One course from the following (3 cr):
Engl 208 (s) Personal and Exploratory Writing (3 cr)
Engl 291 Beginning Poetry Writing (3 cr)
Engl 292 Beginning Fiction Writing (3 cr)
Engl 293 Beginning Nonfiction Writing (3 cr)

Cultural Diversity (One course in non-canonical or underrepresented literatures) (3 cr)
Engl 380 Introduction to U.S. Ethnic Literatures (3 cr).
Engl 481 Women's Literature (3 cr).
Engl 483 African American Literature (3 cr)
Engl 484 American Indian Literature (3 cr)
Or an adviser-approved special topics or extra-departmental course (3 cr)

English Electives (9 cr)
One 400-level literature course (3 cr)
One 300 or 400-level literature course (3 cr)
One elective course at the 300- or 400-level (3 cr)

Capstone:  this requirement is fulfilled for Teaching Emphasis majors by EDCI 485, Internship.

Teacher Certification

Psych 101 Introduction to Psychology or Psych 305 (3 cr)

EDCI 201 Contexts of Education (2 cr) can be taken freshman year and included 20 hours of service-learning (offered in summer)

EDCI 301 Learning Development and Assessment (3 cr)  (offered in summer)

EDCI 302 Teaching Culturally Diverse Learners (4 cr) Prerequisite EDCI 301 (offered in summer)

EDSP 300 Education for Exceptionalities (2cr) Even though it's a 300-level, you can take it as a freshman (permission required; can also take it in the summer (online). It’s highly recommended, though, to take EDCI 201 first.

EDCI 463 Literacy Methods for Content Learning (3 cr) EDCI 302 is a either a co- or pre-requisite (also offered in summer, online)

EDCU 431/441 Secondary English Methods (4 cr)  NOTE: this is only offered in the fall, and you must take it before you can student teach. EDCI 302 is a prerequisite.

EDCI 410 Technology, Teaching, and Learning (2 cr)

EDCI 453 Phonics, Phonological Awareness, Fluency, and Assessment (1 cr)

EDCI 485 Internship (Student Teaching) (15 cr)

EDCI 401 Internship Seminar (1 cr)

Praxis II in content area.

NOTE: Admission to Teacher Education is required for any class after EDCI 301. Admission requires COMM 101, Core Math, ENGL 102, EDCI 201 (with a C or higher), GPA of 2.75 or more, completion of a background check (done in EDCI 201), a faculty interview, and a letter of intent and two forms of recommendation. Contact the Department of Curriculum and Instruction for details.