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English & Writing Requirements

English

Type of Degree awarded: B.A., A.A.

Requirements for the major: 36 s.h. of English at the 200 level or above (excluding 207, 260, 361, and 362); to include 455, 15 s.h. of survey courses (211, 212, 221, 222, 231, 232), and 323 and 15 additional hours, on the 300/400 level. ENG 374 (Shakespeare) is strongly recommended. All English majors are required and encouraged to take courses in foreign languages, philosophy, and the fine arts.

Requirements for the minor: 18 s.h. chosen from any English courses at or above the 200 level except 207, 260, 361, and 362 and including at least two 300- or 400-level English courses.

Requirements for the A.A. concentration: 18 s.h. chosen from any English courses at or above the 200 level except 207,260, 361, and 362 and including at least two 300- or 400-level English courses.

Writing-enrichment courses: 300 and 400 level English courses, with the exception of 322, 324, 325, 326, 361, and 362.

Computer intensive course: ENG 323


Writing

Type of degree awarded: B.A., A.A.

Requirements for the major in Writing: 18 s.h. of English at the 200 level or above, including 322, and 323, and ENG 455 or WRI 416, and excluding ENG 207, ENG 260, ENG 361, and ENG 362, with ENG 374 strongly recommended; plus six of the following courses: WRI 204, WRI 220, either COM 257 or COM 258, WRI 320 or WRI 420, WRI 321, WRI 324, WRI 325, WRI 326, WRI 327, WRI 353, WRI 433,WRI 485, WRI 499.

Requirements for the minor in Writing: 9 s.h. of English at the 200 level or above, excluding ENG 207, ENG 260, ENG 361, and ENG 362; plus three of the following courses: WRI 204, WRI 220, either COM 257 or COM 258, WRI 320 or WRI 420, WRI 321, WRI 324, WRI 325, WRI 326, WRI 327, WRI 353, WRI 433,WRI 485, WRI 499.

Requirements for the A.A. Concentration: 8 s.h. of English at the 200 level or above, excluding ENG 207, ENG 260, ENG 361, and ENG 362; plus three of the following courses: WRI 204, WRI 220, either COM 257 or COM 258, WRI 320 or WRI 420, WRI 321, WRI 324, WRI 325, WRI 326, WRI 327, WRI 353, WRI 433,WRI 485, WRI 499.

Requirements for the Certificate in Professional Writing: 18 s.h. of English, consisting of WRI 220, WRI 322, WRI 353, WRI 321,WRI 433, and WRI 420.

Writing-enrichment courses: ENG/WRI 323

Computer intensive courses: ENG 320, ENG 321, ENG 323, ENG 252, ENG 254, COM 353

Pre-requisites: ENG 101 and 102 plus three hours in a survey of British, American, or world literature


Requirements for Teacher Licensure

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"The mediocre teacher tells, the good teacher explains, the superior teacher demonstrates, the great teacher inspires."
- William Arthur Ward

If you acquire English teacher licensure at Methodist University, you will teach because you can: you will be equipped by professors in the English and Education Departments to be facilitative teachers who are knowledgeable, communicative, understanding, and attentive. The English professors will ensure that you acquire content knowledge through your experiences in a variety of English classes to include grammar, writing, and literature. They will also provide you with tutoring, individualized instruction, and a caring atmosphere, all to ensure that you are successful. In their classes, the Education faculty will enhance your methodology and pedagogical skills to ensure that you are a confident, competent conveyer of content knowledge that you have acquired. In addition to coursework, the Education faculty will provide you with multiple authentic experiences to include practicums and a series of Field Experience courses for you to practice delivering your content knowledge. You will graduate from Methodist University prepared and equipped to be a great English teacher who inspires.

Students wishing to teach English in the public high schools should pursue the following course of study, working carefully with advisors in the English department as well as in the Education department to make sure that they are fulfilling all state requirements.

Course Requirements: 39 units of English, establishing a breadth of literary knowledge through ENG 211, 212, 221, 222, and 231; a depth of writing knowledge through 204, 322, and 323, and a depth of literary knowledge through 362, 374, 455, and one of the following: 342, 350, 414, or 344, plus an additional upper-division elective in English. In addition, students must complete the concentration in Education, consisting of EDU 200, 240, 242, 251, 330, 342, 407, 411, 419, 420, EDU 4XX, and SPE 255.

Additional requirements to apply for the Teacher Education Program

  1. Cumulative overall grade point average of at least 2.5.
  2. Must have successfully completed a minimum of 60 s.h. to include: ENG 101, ENG 102, HIS 104, MAT 105 (or higher), OCL 151 ,3 s.h. of Science, 3 s.h. of Fine Arts
  3. Passing scores on any test required by the TEP and/or by the North Carolina State Board of Education
  4. A grade of C (2.0) or better in each course of the student's major.
  5. A grade of C (2.0) or better in the professional sequence: EDU 242 , EDU 200, EDU 251, SPE 255
  6. Three recommendations from faculty.
  7. Review and approval of the student's application by the Teacher Education Committee.
  8. A post-admission interview of the Teacher Education Candidate, by the Director of Student Teaching and Field Experience, the Specialty Area Coordinator, and the Subject Area Faculty Specialist.

NOTE: A student must apply and be admitted into the Teacher Education Program to enroll in 300 and 400 level courses within the Professional Licensure area (EDU 330, 342, 407, 410, 411, 412, 413, 414, 416, 417, 418, 420, 421 , 447; and SWK 475).


Core/General Education

ENG 100 if needed, 101 and 102, plus any 200, 300, or 400 level literature course(s) (except 361 and 362). Note: ENG 207 and ENG260 are not literature courses and therefore fulfill no core requirement described above. All new students will be placed in an appropriate English course (ENG 100, 101, 102, or 207), either on the basis of SAT or ACT scores, high school English grades or an English Placement Test. Entering freshmen who place into ENG 100 must take and pass that course before attempting English 101. Transfer students who have received credit for English 101 and who place into ENG 207 must take and pass that course before attempting any other English or Writing course. Transfer students who have had no English and who place into ENG 100 must take and pass that course before attempting ENG 101. A passing grade in ENG 100 (if needed) is a prerequisite for ENG 101; a passing grade in ENG 101 is a prerequisite for ENG 102; and ENG 102 is a prerequisite for all other English courses. Only students who earn As and Bs in ENG 102 should take 300 or 400 level English literature courses to satisfy the general literature requirement under humanities in the B.A. and B.M. core/general education curricula and the literature option under humanities in the B.S. core/general education curriculum. Other students should satisfy the literature requirement under humanities by taking 200 level surveys in English, American, or world literature. Students must take English courses every semester until they have passed ENG 100 (if needed), 101, and 102; the department strongly recommends that they continue to enroll in English courses regularly until all remaining core requirements in English are completed.

 

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