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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: Spring - 2016


Students will study writing as a process of composition and communication, and will write short essays directed at a variety of audiences. Review of basic grammar, mechanics, and usage will receive special attention. Reading strategies will be discussed and students will be encouraged to read interactively.

Prerequisite: English placement test.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
36166J01Karen Mitchell
EG109
Mon, Wed
1:15p - 3:15p
1/11 - 4/30

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

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
38504KD1Clare Bennett
DISTELIVE
Tue, Thu
9:00a - 10:30a
1/11 - 4/30

Delivered via web with required live online meetings. Requires access to email, MSWord and microphone/headset. 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)

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
36167J01Will Elliott
EG223
Mon, Wed
1:15p - 3:15p
1/11 - 4/30

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

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
36168J02Jesse Perry Ii
EG108
Tue, Thu
3:00p - 5:00p
1/11 - 4/30

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

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
38249KD1Dawn Montgomery
DISTWEB
1/11 - 4/30

Delivered via web. Requires access to email and MSWord. 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.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)

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
38506K01Rod Landis
PAUL516
Tue, Thu
12:00p - 1:30p
1/11 - 4/30

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
36169J01Karen Mitchell
EG225
Mon, Wed
11:30a - 1:00p
1/11 - 4/30

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

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
36170J02Ernestine Hayes
EG223
Mon, Wed
9:45a - 11:15a
1/11 - 4/30

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

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
36172J04Kelly Manning
EG219
Tuesday
5:30p - 8:30p
1/11 - 4/30

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

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
37332J03Will Elliott
EG225
Tue, Thu
1:15p - 2:45p
1/11 - 4/30

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

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
37992T01Math Trafton Ii
SC202
Wed, Fri
8:15a - 9:30a
1/11 - 4/30

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

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
38507KD1Teague Whalen
DISTELIVE
Mon, Wed
1:30p - 2:50p
1/11 - 4/30

Delivered via web with required live online meetings. Requires access to email, MSWord and microphone/headset. 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)

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
38509K01Clare Bennett
PAUL519
Tue, Thu
1:30p - 2:50p
1/11 - 4/30

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
36173J01Will Elliott
EG223
Tue, Thu
3:00p - 4:30p
1/11 - 4/30

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

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
36174J02Jesse Perry Ii
EG115
Tue, Thu
1:15p - 2:45p
1/11 - 4/30

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

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
36175J03Scott Burton
EG225
Tuesday
5:30p - 8:30p
1/11 - 4/30

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

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
37993T01Math Trafton Ii
SC202
Tue, Thu
8:15a - 9:30a
1/11 - 4/30

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

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
37994TD1Math Trafton Ii
DISTWEB
1/11 - 4/30

Additional information available at the course website www.uas.alaska.edu/online or by calling 907-747-7700 or 800-478-6653 x7700. Order books from MBS Direct. Go to www.uas.alaska.edu/sitka/support to get started in your distance class.

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

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
37995TD2Math Trafton Ii
DISTWEB
1/11 - 4/30

Additional information available at the course website www.uas.alaska.edu/online or by calling 907-747-7700 or 800-478-7700 x7700. Order books from MBS Direct. Go to www.uas.alaska.edu/sitka/support to get started in your distance class.

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

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
38510K01Teague Whalen
PAUL519
Tue, Thu
10:30a - 11:50a
1/11 - 4/30

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
36176J01Carolyn Enge
EG224
Tue, Thu
1:15p - 2:45p
1/11 - 4/30

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

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
36177J02Carolyn Enge
EG224
Thursday
5:30p - 8:30p
1/11 - 4/30

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

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
38250KD1Dawn Montgomery
DISTWEB
1/11 - 4/30

Delivered via web. Requires access to email and MSWord. 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.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 provides students with a thorough introduction to college-level literary study. By reading and discussing literary texts, students will gain an understanding of major literary genres, critical terminology, and theoretical positions. Students will become familiar with the conventions of literary research and critical writing by participating in workshops that enable them to exchange ideas and sharpen skills.

Prerequisite: ENGL S211 (C or higher) or instructor permission.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
36178J01Sol Neely
EG224
Monday
5:30p - 8:30p
1/11 - 4/30

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

Analysis and interpretation of selected American writings from the civil war to the present.

Prerequisite: ENGL S111 (C or higher) or concurrent enrollment.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
37381J01Will Elliott
EL104
Mon, Wed
9:45a - 11:15a
1/11 - 4/30

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

Introduction to the study and practice of writing original works of fiction and poetry. Writing techniques are explored through class discussion, study of established writers, and participation in writing workshops.

Prerequisite: ENGL 211 (C or higher) or instructor permission.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
36180J01Emily Wall
EG115
Mon, Wed
11:30a - 1:00p
1/11 - 4/30

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

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
36181JD2Emily Wall
DISTWEB
1/11 - 4/30

Web based. Requires reliable access to Internet, e-mail, and MicroSoft Word.. Students access the course website at uas.alaska.edu/online for class information, and edit their personal profile. Books available from MBS at direct.mbsbooks.com/ualaska.htm, or call 1-800-325-3252, or fax 1-800-499-0143. For more information call 796-6163 in Juneau, or toll-free 1-877-465-4827x6163.

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

This course surveys the relationship between literature, human culture, and the natural environment. Readings will be selected from diverse traditions and genres.

Prerequisite: ENGL S211 (C or higher) and upper-division standing, or instructor permission.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
36182J01Kevin Maier
EG224
Tue, Thu
3:00p - 4:30p
1/11 - 4/30
FIELDOVERNIGHT
Sun, Sat
8:00a - 8:00p
2/27 - 2/28

Required overnight course outing: 2/27-2/28.

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

This course explores Alaskan literature: oral and written, traditional and contemporary, Native and non-Native. Course texts will be taken from diverse cultural and geographical areas of Alaska. Special attention will be given to different styles and genres of oral and written literature, as well as different social and cultural values embedded in these texts.

Prerequisite: ENGL 211 (C or higher) and upper-division standing, or instructor permission.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
37583JD1Ernestine Hayes
DISTWEB
1/11 - 4/30

Web based: Registered students must have access to Internet and Microsoft Word. Students access the course website at uas.alaska.edu/online for class information.

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

This seminar takes up post-Holocaust literature at the intersection of critical theory and Continental philosophy of religion - what Martin Matustik has termed "redemptive critical theory." It will be structured by a series of postsecular meditations on the uncanny awakening of scarce hope in the face of violence and fundamentalism (religious and secular), the deliberate inflicting of suffering and terror, and the exasperation of reason become political and detached from all ethics.

Prerequisite: ENGL S211.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
37614J01Sol Neely
EG224
Tuesday
5:30p - 8:30p
1/11 - 4/30

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

Advanced study and practice in the techniques of creative writing. This class will practice collaborative story telling with the study of post-apocalyptic readings, exploration of RPG methods of character generation and world building, and participation in occasional tabletop and LARP projects. As a time-saving technique, our world will be situated in post-apocalyptic Southeast Alaska, with Juneau as the primary setting.

Prerequisite: ENGL 261 (C or higher) and upper-division standing, or instructor permission.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
36187J01Ernestine Hayes
EG108
Tue, Thu
9:45a - 11:15a
1/11 - 4/30

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

Advanced study and practice in the techniques of creative writing. This may include poetry, drama, fiction, creative non-fiction, or other genres. Creative writing techniques are explored through literary study and writing workshops. The specific theme and/or genre will be announced in the course schedule. May be repeated for credit when content varies.

Prerequisite: ENGL 261 (C or higher) and upper-division standing, or instructor permission.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
38000TD1Math Trafton Ii
DISTWEB
1/11 - 4/30

This course introduces students to the art of writing love letters in both theoretical and practical terms. Throughout the semseter, we study techniques of expressing and maintaining love through language, applicable to your creative work and perhaps your real life too. While the course principally focuses on the craft of letter-writing, it also extends into poetry and fiction writing as well. Class-time will be devoted to workshopping, studying craft, reading dense novellas as well as sample love letters of famous authors, and engaging challenging theoretical material. Whether writing face or fiction, whether addressing your beloved, your child, your parent or sibling, or a friend, this course will help you refine both your language for love and your love for language. Order books from MBS Direct. Go to www.uas.alaska.edu/sitka/support to get started in your distance class.

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

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
39254TD2Math Trafton Ii
DISTWEB
1/11 - 4/30

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

ENGL 491
3 CR

The English internship program provides students with an opportunity to gain experience working in a language-based field of employment (e.g., journalism, teaching, public relations, research, or editing).

Prerequisite: Admission to an English degree program, senior standing, and instructor permission.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
36188J01Emily Wall
ARR
1/11 - 4/30

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

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
39341J01Emily Wall
ARR
1/11 - 4/30
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
39615TD1Math Trafton Ii
DISTELIVE
1/11 - 4/30

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

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
40176J02Richard Simpson
ARR
1/11 - 4/30

Tuition and fees: $690 (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
39893J01Sol Neely
ARR
1/11 - 4/30

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

 
 

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