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English > Program Changes

Programs offered by the Department of English are in revision during academic year 2014-2015, and transitional plans of study appear below.  Those who declared a major or minor in English prior to Fall 2014 will find the previous plans of study here.


Major in English (Liberal Arts) - 44 credits

Required courses............................................................25 credits
Choose four introductory Literature courses, at least one in American Literature and one in British Literature (16 credits):
ENG301 English Literature I (4)
ENG302 English Literature II (4)
ENG331 American Literature I (4)
ENG332 American Literature II (4)
ENG300 Seminar in Critical Practice (4 - new)
ENG303 Introduction to British Literature (4 - new)
ENG333 Introduction to American Literature (4 - new)
ENG343 Transnational Literature (4 - new)
ENG353 Multiethnic & Diasporic Literature (4 - new)

Two courses in Literature before 1800 (6 credits):
ENG355 The Bible (3)
ENG356 Greek and Roman Literature (3)
ENG404 Medieval Literature (3)
ENG405 Elizabethan Literature (3)
ENG406 Shakespeare I: Selected Works (3)
ENG407 Shakespeare II: Selected Works (3)
ENG408 Seventeenth-Century English Literature (3)
ENG413 Eighteenth-Century English Literature (3)
ENG414 The Rise of the Novel (3)
ENG435 Early American Literature (3)
ENG470 Major Authors (3) (if appropriate)
ENG493 Special Topics (3) (if appropriate)

One course in Literary Criticism/Theory (3 credits):
ENG420 Literary Criticism (3)
ENG423 Contemporary Literary Theory (3)

One Senior Seminar....................................................4 credits
ENG451 Senior Seminar (4)

FIVE electives in Literature........................................15 credits
In consultation with your adviser, choose FIVE electives offered (or cross-listed) by the English Department. At least THREE of the five electives must be in literature at the 400-level. All 400-level literature courses require a 300-level introductory course (see above) in the relevant area.

NOTE: Students who transfer any of the 300-level introductory courses at 3 credits per course will be required to take an additional elective to compensate for the missing credits. Students must complete a total of 44 credits in English.


English - Creative Writing concentration (45 credits)

Required courses.......................................................30 credits
Choose four Introductory Literature courses (16 credits), at least one in American Literature and one in British Literature:
ENG301 English Literature I (4)
ENG302 English Literature II (4)
ENG331 American Literature I (4)
ENG332 American Literature II (4)
ENG300 Seminar in Critical Practice (4 - new)
ENG303 Introduction to British Literature (4 - new)
ENG333 Introduction to American Literature (4 - new)
ENG343 Transnational Literature (4 - new)
ENG353 Multiethnic & Diasporic Literature (4 - new)

BOTH Creative Writing Workshops (6 credits):
ENG345 Creative Writing Workshop 1 (3)
ENG445 Creative Writing Workshop 2 (3)*

*Portfolio Review: All Creative Writing majors are required to submit a portfolio for review after taking Creative Writing Workshops 1 and 2. You must pass the portfolio review before you are permitted to take the Craft courses. See the Director of Creative Writing for portfolio review instruction and dates.

Any two of the following Craft courses (8 credits, to be taken after passing PORTFOLIO REVIEW*):
ENG452 The Craft of Fiction (4)
ENG453 The Craft of Poetry (Prosody) (4)
ENG454 The Craft of Creative Nonfiction (4)
ENG455 The Craft of Dramatic Writing (4)

FIVE elective courses...............................................15 credits
In consultation with your adviser, choose FIVE upper-division electives offered (or cross-listed) by the English Department. At least FOUR of the electives must be in literature, and THREE out of the four in literature must be at the 400-level.

NOTES:
• All 400-level literature courses require a 300-level introductory course (see above) in the relevant area.
• Students who transfer any of the 300-level introductory courses at 3 credits per course will be required to take an additional elective to compensate for the missing credits. Students must complete a total of 45 credits in English.


Adolescence Education: English (7-12): 43-44 credits

ONE English language course......................................3 credits
ENG327 Development of Modern English (3)
LIN201 Introduction to Linguistics (3)

FOUR Introductory Literature courses.......................16 credits
At least one must be in American Literature and one in British Literature.
ENG301 English Literature I (4)
ENG302 English Literature II (4)
ENG331 American Literature I (4)
ENG332 American Literature II (4)
ENG303 Introduction to British Literature (4 - new)
ENG333 Introduction to American Literature (4 - new)
ENG343 Transnational Literature (4 - new)
ENG353 Multiethnic & Diasporic Literature (4 - new)

ONE course in Shakespeare.......................................3 credits
ENG406 Shakespeare 1: Selected Works (3)
ENG407 Shakespeare 2: Selected Works (3)

ONE course in Theory and Practice of Reading and Writing.....3 credits
ENG200 Analysis and Interpretation (3)
ENG224 Expository Writing (3)
ENG345 Creative Writing 1 (3)
ENG385 Theories of Writing (3)
ENG300 Seminar in Critical Practice (4 - new)

ONE course in Literary Theory and Criticism..........................3 credits
ENG420 Literary Criticism (3)
ENG423 Contemporary Literary Theory (3)

ONE course in non-western or underrepresented traditions.........3 credits (see approved list)

ONE course in Literature for Young Adults.............................3 credits
ENG460 Classic Juvenile Fantasy (3)
ENG465 Young Adult Literature (3)

ONE course in Print/Non-print Media...................................3-4 credits
ENG368 Jewish American Experience in Literature and Film (3)
ENG372 Fiction into Film (3)
ENG473 Twentieth-Century Word and Image (3)
ENG476 Graphic Literature (3)
DMJ230 Journalism 1 (4)

TWO electives in Literature.................................................6 credits
In consultation with your adviser, choose two upper-division electives in literature offered by the English Department, at least one at the 400 level.

For other Adolescence Education requirements, please go here.

Early Childhood/Childhood Education - English (B-6) - 32-33 credits

At least one-half of your courses in the English major must be completed at New Paltz. First-year Composition credits are not included in the major requirement. Courses taken as pass/fail or receiving a grade below C- cannot be counted toward the major.

ONE Introductory American Literature course (4 credits):
ENG331 American Literature I (4)
ENG332 American Literature II (4)
ENG333 Introduction to American Literature (4-new)
ONE Introductory British Literature course (4 credits):
ENG301 English Literature I (4)
ENG302 English Literature II (4)
ENG303 Introduction to British Literature (4-new)
ONE course in Shakespeare (3 credits):
ENG406 Shakespeare I: Selected Works (3)
ENG407 Shakespeare II: Selected Works (3)
THREE courses in theory and practice of reading and writing (9-10 credits):
ENG200 Analysis and Interpretation of Literature (3)
ENG224 Expository Writing (3)
ENG226 Practical Grammar (3)
ENG327 Development of Modern English (3)
ENG345 Creative Writing Workshop I (3)
ENG385 Theories of Writing (3)
DMJ230 Journalism I (4)
LIN201 Introduction to Linguistics (3)
ENG300 Seminar in Critical Practice (4-new)
FOUR elective courses in literature (12 credits):
In consultation with your adviser, choose FOUR electives offered (or cross-listed) by the English Department. At least TWO of the four electives must be in literature at the 400-level. All 400-level literature courses require a 300-level introductory course (see above) in the relevant area.
Students who transfer any of the 300-level introductory courses at 3 credits per course will be required to take an additional elective to compensate for the missing credits. Students must complete a total of 32-33 credits in English.

For other Early Childhood & Childhood Education requirements, please go here.


Minor in English (20-22 credits)

Required courses...........................................11 credits
Any TWO of the following:
ENG301 English Literature I (4)
ENG302 English Literature II (4)
ENG331 American Literature I (4)
ENG332 American Literature II (4)
ENG303 Introduction to British Literature (4 - new)
ENG333 Introduction to American Literature (4 - new)

ONE of the following:
ENG406 Shakespeare I: Selected Works (3)
ENG407 Shakespeare II: Selected Works (3)

THREE elective courses in English...................9-11 credits
Electives must be approved by the department adviser. At least one elective must be at the 400 or 500 level, and no more than one may be a non-literature course.

Minor in Creative Writing (21 credits)

Required courses............................................18 credits
TWO of the following survey courses:
ENG301 English Literature I (4)
ENG302 English Literature II (4)
ENG331 American Literature I (4)
ENG332 American Literature II (4)
ENG303 Introduction to British Literature (4 - new)
ENG333 Introduction to American Literature (4 - new)

BOTH of the following Creative Writing courses:
ENG345 Creative Writing Workshop I (3)
ENG445 Creative Writing Workshop II (3)*

Any ONE of the following Craft courses (to be taken after passing Portfolio Review*):
ENG452 The Craft of Fiction (4)
ENG453 The Craft of Poetry (Prosody) (4)
ENG454 The Craft of Creative Nonfiction (4)
ENG455 The Craft of Dramatic Writing (4)

Required elective...........................................3 credits
ONE elective course in literature, numbered ENG200-499, or a related course offered by another department, upon prior approval of the minor adviser.

*PORTFOLIO REVIEW: All Creative Writing minors are required to submit a portfolio for review after taking Creative Writing Workshop I and Creative Writing Workshop II. Students must pass the portfolio review before they will be permitted to take the required Craft course. Instructions and dates for portfolio submission are available from the Creative Writing faculty.