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 (9 cr):
Engl 215 Introduction to English Studies (3 cr)
Engl 230 Introduction to Film Studies (3 cr)
Engl 310 Literary Theory (3 cr)

Literary History (15 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)

One course from the following (3 cr):
Engl 221 History of World Cinema I (3 cr)
Engl 222 History of World Cinema II (3 cr)
Engl 257 Literature of Western Civilization (3 cr)
Engl 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)

Linguistics (3 cr):
Engl 241 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):
AIST 320 The Celluloid Indian: American Indians in Popular Film (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)

NOTE: AIST 320 The Celluloid Indian: American Indians in Popular Film (3 cr) and English 485 Global Literature are NOT listed as options to fulfill the Cultural Diversity requirement in the Creative Writing Empasis in the 2014-2015 catalog.


B. Creative Writing Emphasis

Foundations (3 cr):

Engl 215 Introduction to English Studies (3 cr)

Literary History (12 cr):
Two courses from the following (6 cr):
Engl 257 Literature of Western Civilization (3 cr)
Engl 258 Literature of Western Civilization (3 cr)
Engl 345 Shakespeare or another course in literature before 1800 (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)

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):
One course from the following (3 cr):
Engl 257 Literature of Western Civilization (3 cr)
Engl 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 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 Literature of Western Civilization (3 cr) or
Engl 258 Literature of Western Civilization (3 cr)
Engl 341 Survey of British Literature (3 cr) or
Engl 342 Survey of British Literature (3 cr)
Engl 343 Survey of American Literature (3 cr)
Engl 344 Survey of American Literature (3 cr)
Engl 345 Shakespeare (3 cr)

Language (10 cr):
Engl 201 English Grammar, Key Concepts and Terms (1 cr)
Engl 241 Intro to the Study of Language (3 cr)

Two courses from the following (6 cr):
Engl 442 Introduction to English Syntax (3 cr)
Engl 444 Sociolinguistics (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 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
CLASS English majors wishing secondary teaching certification must complete the appropriate English and education courses listed in the "Teaching Majors and Minors" in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction section of this catalog.  Students should plan thier programs with their English advisor; they should also see a College of Education advisor regarding certification requirements.

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.