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The English program at UAS provides students with a broad foundation in the liberal arts as well as specialized training in writing and literature. The core program requirements are designed to provide students with knowledge of English and American literature, as well as exposure to multicultural literatures and literary theory.

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Bachelor of Arts: English

Bachelor degree programs are typically 120 credits (four years), and are designed to prepare students for employment or graduate school in their chosen field.

Degree Requirements (2015-2016 Catalog)

Candidates must complete general education requirements as well as the specific program requirements listed below. Courses may not be used to fulfill more than one requirement in the B.A. program. Students must complete 42 credits of upper-division courses (24 of these must be UAS credits). A maximum of 12 credits of independent study may be applied toward the B.A. in English.

The B.A. in English provides a broad foundation in the liberal arts as well as specialized training in language and literature. The program is designed to provide students with knowledge of English and American literature and culture and their multicultural contexts, and advanced skills in critical reading, research, writing, speaking, and problem solving.

Program Assessment plans and student learning outcomes are posted on the Program Assessment website.

Minimum Credit Hours120
General Education Requirements34
World Language Requirement8
Major Requirements12
Emphasis Requirement18-21
Electives*45-48
* Upper division credits as needed.

General Education Requirements

Humanities

ENGLS226Survey of American Literature II3

World Language Requirement

___S___Language courses* 
* Students must take a minimum of 8 credits in the study of a single world or Alaska Native language.

Major Requirements

ENGLS215Introduction to Literary Study3
ENGLS223Survey of British Lit I3
ENGLS224Survey of British Lit II3

Select one from the following (3 credits):

ENGLS311The Art of the Essay3
ENGLS362Memoir Writing3
ENGS363Nature Writing3

English Emphasis Areas

Choose one from the following emphasis areas:

Creative Writing Emphasis

Emphasis Credits21
Workshop Requirements9
Literature Requirements9

Workshop Requirements

ENGLS261Introduction to Creative Writing3
ENGLS461Advanced Creative Writing*6
* Repeated for a total of 6 credits

Literature Requirements

Select three from the following (9 credits):

ENGLS302Masterpieces of World Literature3
ENGLS303Literature and the Environment3
ENGLS305Children’s Literature3
ENGLS330Shakespeare3
ENGLS365Literature of Alaska: Native and Non-Native Perspectives3
ENGLS370Native American Literature3
ENGLS418Advanced Themes in Literature: Selected Topics3
ENGLS419Major Authors: Selected Topics3
ENGLS420Genre Studies: Selected Topics3
ENGLS422Literary Periods: Selected Topics3
ENGLS423Ecocriticism3

Select one of the following (3 credits):

ENGLS491Internship*3
ENGLS499Thesis3
* May be repeated once for credit

Literature Emphasis

Emphasis Credits18

Emphasis Requirements

Select four from the following (12 credits):

ENGLS302Masterpieces of World Literature3
ENGLS303Literature and the Environment3
ENGLS305Children’s Literature3
ENGLS330Shakespeare3
ENGLS365Literature of Alaska: Native and Non-Native Perspectives3
ENGLS370Native American Literature3
ENGLS418Advanced Themes in Literature: Selected Topics3
ENGLS419Major Authors: Selected Topics3
ENGLS420Genre Studies: Selected Topics3
ENGLS422Literary Periods: Selected Topics3

At least one of these literature courses must focus on British literature before 1800.

Select at least one from the following courses or from a topics course that focuses on an aspect of Alaska’s natural or cultural heritage:

ENGLS303Literature and the Environment3
ENGLS363Nature Writing*3
ENGLS365Literature of Alaska3
ENGLS370Native American Literature3
ENGLS423Ecocriticism3
*ENGL 363 may be taken once to fulfill both the upper-level writing requirement and the Alaska-Nature-Culture requirement for the Literature Emphasis of the B.A. in English. In this case, the English major with a Literature Emphasis must substitute another 300 or 400-level literature course to fulfill the requirement for at least five courses (or 15 credits) at this level.

Select one of the following (3 credits):

ENGLS499Thesis3
HUMS499Humanities Capstone3

Literature and the Environment Emphasis

Emphasis Credits19-21

Emphasis Requirements

ENGLS303Literature and the Environment3
ENGLS423Ecocriticism3

Select one of the following (3 credits):

ENGLS363Nature Writing*3
ENGLS365Literature of Alaska3
ENGLS370Native American Literature3
* Must also take S311 or S362 to fulfill upper division writing requirement

Select two from the following (6 credits):

ENGLS302Masterpieces of World Literature3
ENGLS305Children’s Literature3
ENGLS330Shakespeare3
ENGLS365Literature of Alaska: Native and Non-Native Perspectives3
ENGLS370Native American Literature 
ENGLS418Advanced Themes in Literature: Selected Topics3
ENGLS419Major Authors: Selected Topics3
ENGLS420Genre Studies: Selected Topics3
ENGLS422Literary Periods: Selected Topics3
ENGLS423Ecocriticism3

Select one of the following (3 credits):

ENGLS499Thesis3
HUMS499Humanities Capstone3

Additional Requirements

Select at least one advisor approved environmentally focused course from any discipline (including English)1-3

Minor Programs

A minor is a student's secondary field of study.  Typically a minor is 15 credits and cannot be the same emphasis as the main bachelor's degree program.

Minor in Creative Writing

Degree Requirements (2015-2016 Catalog)

Minimum Credit Hours18
ENGLS261Introduction to Creative Writing3
ENGLS461Advanced Creative Writing: Selected Topics6

Select three from the following (9 credits):

ENGLS363Nature Writing3
ENGLS362Memoir Writing3
ENGLS461Advanced Creative Writing: Selected Topics3
ENGLS491Internship in Creative Writing3
ENGLS499Thesis in Creative Writing3

Minor in English Literature

Degree Requirements (2015-2016 Catalog)

Minimum Credit Hours15
ENGLS215Introduction to Literary Study3
ENGLS223Survey of British Literature I3
ENGLS224Survey of British Literature II3
ENGLS226Survey of American Literature II3
ENGLS311The Art of the Essay3

UAS is an open enrollment institution, this means that you do not have to be in a UAS degree program to take a class. Anyone can take our classes as long as they meet the course pre-requisites.

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ENGL Classes: Summer - 2016


Focuses on the basics of writing, including control of basic grammar and punctuation. Through frequent writing and revision, students develop a portfolio of essays that is submitted to a review panel for assessment at mid-term and at the end of the semester. This course does not satisfy the GER communication requirement.

Prerequisite: ENGL S092 (C or higher) or placement test.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
51472KD1Emily Wall
DISTWEB
5/16 - 6/25

Delivered via web. Requires access to email and MSWord. View course information at UASOnline. Students must order books; go to http://bookstore.mbsdirect.net/ualaska.htm for book information. Call 1-888-550-6177 with questions or for registration information.

Tuition and fees: $760 (additional charges may apply)

Instruction in techniques of essay organization and development, research, and analytical reading and writing. A critical analysis and research paper are required.

Prerequisite: ENGL 110 (C or higher) or placement test.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
51473KD1Emily Wall
DISTWEB
5/16 - 6/25

Delivered via web. Requires access to email and MSWord. View course information at UASOnline. Students must order books; go to http://bookstore.mbsdirect.net/ualaska.htm for book information. Call 1-888-550-6177 with questions or for registration information.

Tuition and fees: $570 (additional charges may apply)

This course focuses on exploring, understanding, and appreciating literature, which will generate analytical student writing. Students write analyses of at least three works from the various genres (poetry, short fiction, drama, and novel or film). Traditional literary research among critical sources leads to at least one research paper.

Prerequisite: ENGL S111 (C or higher) or placement test.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
51474KD1Emily Wall
DISTWEB
5/16 - 6/25

Delivered via web. Requires access to email and MSWord. View course information at UASOnline. Students must order books; go to http://bookstore.mbsdirect.net/ualaska.htm for book information. Call 1-888-550-6177 with questions or for registration information.

Tuition and fees: $570 (additional charges may apply)

ENGL 212
3 CR

Composition of professional correspondence and technical reports. A broad range of college and career writing skills including audience analysis, readability and effective style. Significant critical reading and major investigative report required.

Prerequisite: ENGL S111 (C or higher).

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
51475KD1Dawn Montgomery
DISTWEB
5/16 - 7/15

Delivered via web. Requires access to email and MSOffice. Microphone/headset is optional, but will allow student to communicate during optional online meetings. View course information at UASOnline. Students must order books; go to http://bookstore.mbsidrect.net/ualaska.htm for book information. Call 1-888-550-6177 with questions or for registration information.

Tuition and fees: $570 (additional charges may apply)

ENGL 499
3 CR

Independent thesis or project in the student's area of interest as approved by the student's advisor. The thesis will be presented to and evaluated by panel to be determined by the English department. Pass/Fail grading.

Prerequisite: Admission to the B.A. in English program, or creative writing minor, senior standing, and instructor permission.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
52634J01Emily Wall
ARR
5/16 - 8/6

Tuition and fees: $690 (additional charges may apply)

 
 

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