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Begin Date: Spring Semester 2010
End Date: Spring Semester 2011

English - ARCHIVE

Capital College (ENGCL)

PROFESSOR PATRICIA E. JOHNSON, Program Coordinator, School of Humanities

This English major, with its two options, offers students the unique opportunity to study literature in an interdisciplinary context where the relationships among literature and art, history, music, philosophy, media, and American Studies can be investigated. The major offers courses in American, British, and world literatures, emphasizing their cultural and historical contexts as well as teaching students to interpret them from a variety of critical perspectives. Small classes in both creative and expository writing encourage students to develop their writing skills by working closely with faculty.

For a B. HUM. degree in English, a minimum of 120 credits is required. For the B. HUM. degree in English with Secondary Education Option, a minimum of 123 credits is required.

GENERAL ENGLISH OPTION: With its emphases on interpretive skills, creativity, and writing, the General English Option provides a foundation for careers in such fields as publishing, public relations, communication, government and law, as well as a strong basis for graduate education.

Entry to Major Requirements:
Entry to the English major requires a 2.00 or higher cumulative grade-point average.

SECONDARY EDUCATION OPTION: The Secondary Education Option prepares students to meet the requirements, as established by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, to be certified for the Instructional I Certificate in Communication/English.

The following requirements for entry to the Secondary Education Option are in addition to those for entrance to the ENGCL major: (1) Students must have a cumulative grade-point average to meet or exceed the state's required minimum GPA of 3.0. (2) In addition the students must have a grade of "C" or better in six credits of college-level mathematics (MATH or STAT prefixes), three credits of college-level English literature, and three credits of English composition.

At the conclusion of the first semester in the Secondary Education Program, students will be evaluated for retention in the program. Retention will be based upon: (1) satisfactory completion of the first semester courses; (2) adequate speaking and writing skills as demonstrated in various classroom assignments; (3) the maintenance of a GPA of 3.0 or higher; (4) submission of scores on the PRAXIS I Pre-Professional Skills Test; and (5) an acceptable rating on the Penn State Harrisburg Professional Dispositions for Teacher Education Programs form.

To be eligible to student teach, students must: (1) submit and pass the Writing Proficiency Portfolio that demonstrates their proficiency as writers (see English Program Coordinator for specific instructions and deadlines); (2) maintain a GPA of at least 3.0; (3) have a C or above in all required content and methods courses; (4) satisfactorily complete all key assessments (see Secondary Education Handbook for definition of the key assessments); (5) receive a passing score on the PRAXIS I Pre-Professional Skills Test; and (6) be rated acceptable or above on the Professional Dispositions for Teacher Education Programs form (see Secondary Education handbook).

In order to successfully complete the program, secondary education candidates must complete a presentation portfolio and must be rated acceptable or better on all aspects of the Professional Dispositions for Teacher Education Programs form.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(0-6 of these credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in this bulletin.)

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR:
(Included in ELECTIVES or GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

UNITED STATES CULTURES AND INTERNATIONAL CULTURES:
(Included in ELECTIVES, GENERAL EDUCATION course selection, or REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
(Included in ELECTIVES, GENERAL EDUCATION course selection, or REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

ELECTIVES: 1-18 credits

BACHELOR OF HUMANITIES DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: 18 credits
(See description of Bachelor of Humanities Degree Requirements in Bulletin.)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 45-65 credits
(This includes 6-12 of General Education courses: General English Option, 6 credits of General Education Arts (GA) and/or Social and Behavioral Science (GS) courses; Secondary Education Option, 6 credits of General Education Quantification (GQ) courses, 3 credits of General Education Social Sciences (GS) courses, and 3 credits of General Humanities (GH) courses.

At least 15 credits of Prescribed, Additional, and/or Supporting courses must be taken at the 400 level.

COMMON REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR (ALL OPTIONS): 21 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES (6 credits)[1]
ENGL 200W(3) (Sem: 5-6)
ENGL 444(3) (Sem: 7-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (3 credits)
Select 3 credits from the following: ENGL 221(3), ENGL 221W(3), ENGL 222(3), ENGL 222W(3), ENGL 231(3), ENGL 231W(3), ENGL 232(3), ENGL 232W(3) (Sem: 3-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (12 credits) (At least 9 credits must be at the 300-400 level)
Select 3 credits in American ethnic literature or African-American literature from department list (Sem: 3-8)
Select 3 credits in world literature or comparative literature from department list (Sem: 3-8)
Select 3 credits in American literature at the 300 or 400 level from department list (Sem: 5-8)[1]
Select 3 credits in British literature at the 300 or 400 level from department list (Sem: 5-8)[1]

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE OPTION: 24-50 credits

GENERAL ENGLISH OPTION: (24 credits)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (6 credits)
Select 3 credits from the following: ENGL 050 GA(3), ENGL 210(3), ENGL 212(3), ENGL 213(3), ENGL 215(3), ENGL 250(3), ENGL 412(3), ENGL 413(3), ENGL 415(3), ENGL 416(3), ENGL 417(3), ENGL 418(3), ENGL 419(3), ENGL 420(3), ENGL 421(3), ENGL 422(3), ENGL 423(3), ENGL 425(3), ENGL 470(3), ENGL 491(3) (Sem: 3-8)[1]
Select 3 credits from the following ENGL 100(3), ENGL 191 GH(3), ENGL 196 GH:US:IL(3), ENGL 261(3), ENGL 262 GH(3), ENGL 263 GH(3), ENGL 265 GH(3), ENGL 268 GH(3), ENGL 400(3), ENGL 401(3), ENGL 407(3), ENGL 458(3), ENGL 482(3) (Sem: 3-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (18 credits)
Select 12 credits in Literature, Writing, and/or Rhetoric (Sem: 3-8)
Select 6 credits from General Education Arts (GA) and/or Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS) (Sem: 3-8)

SECONDARY EDUCATION OPTION: (50 credits)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (41 credits)
HD FS 239 GS(3) (Sem: 1-2)
C I 280 GH(3) (Sem: 3-4)
EDUC 313(2), EDUC 314(3), EDUC 315W US(3), EDUC 322(3), EDUC 416(3), EDUC 458(3), EDUC 490(12) (Sem: 5-8)
EDUC 459(3), ENGL 470(3) (Sem: 6-7)[1]

ADDITIONAL COURSES (9 credits)
Select 6 credits of General Education Quantification courses (GQ) with a MATH or STAT prefix (Sem: 1-4)
Select 3 credits from the following: ENGL 489(3), ENGL 492(3) (Sem: 5-8)

[1] A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.

Last Revised by the Department: Spring Semester 2010

Blue Sheet Item #: 38-06-066

Review Date: 04/13/2010

Program coordinator updated by Publications: 9/29/06

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