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Bachelor's in English Education

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Carrollton, GA 30118
email - 678-839-4864

B.A. with Teacher Certification


Course Requirements for the English Education Major

The requirements for the English Education degree reflect national standards for English and Language Arts education as elaborated in the Standards for Excellence in Education (SEE), published by the Council for Basic Education. English courses in Core Area F conform to the Regents’ Advisory Committee on English’s recommendations for world literature and foreign languages. The courses in Area F of the core and those in the major also reflect principles set down by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). Pedagogy-centered courses in the major and in the secondary concentration incorporate learning about and demonstration of the descriptors of The Conceptual Framework and the Attitudes for teacher education and comply with the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education’s (NCATE’s) standards. Finally, the program’s courses also comply with Georgia's Quality Core Curriculum.

Core Curriculum

Area A—Essential Skills

Section 1—6 hours (two classes)
Students must earn a C or higher in ENGL 1101 & 1102
ENGL 1101 English Composition I
ENGL 1102 English Composition II

Section 2—3 hours (one class)
MATH 1001 Quantitative Skills and Reasoning
Math 1111 College Algebra
MATH 1113 Pre-Calculus ( Prerequisite: four years of high school math including algebra and trigonometry or consent of department)

Area B—Institutional Priorities

Section 1—3 hours (one class)
Art 2000 Oral Communication and the Visual Arts
COMM 1110 Public Speaking
ENGL 2000 American Speech
ENGL/THEA 2050 Self Staging: Oral Communication in Daily Life
FORL 1001 or 1002 (as of fall, 2008, these courses will satisfy this area)
PHIL 2110 Critical Thinking
XIDS 1004 Oral and Technological Communication (this is a 4 hour course)

Section 2—2 hours (one or two classes, depending on credit hours)
ANTH 1100 Faces of Culture
BUSA 1900 Surfing the Internet for Success
CS 1000 Practical Computing—1 hour
CS 1020 Computers and Society
LIBR 1101 Academic Research & the Library
MUSC 1110 Survey of World Music
XIDS 2001 “What Do You Really Want to Know About?” (one hour) Topics in this course vary each semester
XIDS 2002 (two hours): “What Do You Really Want to Know About?” Topics in this course vary each semester  

Area C—Humanities and Fine Arts

Section 1—3 hours (one class)
XIDS 2100 Arts and Ideas: Special Topics (variable topics)
ART 1201 Introduction to Art
ART 2201 History of Western Art I
ART 2202 History of Western Art II
ENGL 2060 Introduction to Creative Writing
FILM 2080 Introduction to Film
MUSC 1100 Music Appreciation
MUSC 1120 Survey of Jazz, Rock, and Popular Music
THEA 1100 Theatre Appreciation

Section 2—3 hours (one class)
XIDS 2100 Arts & Ideas: Special Topics (Topics in this course vary each semester)
COMM 1154 Introduction to Mass Communications
ENGL 2110 World Literature
ENGL 2120 British Literature
ENGL 2130 American Literature
ENGL 2160 Philosophy and Literature
ENGL 2180 Studies in African-American Literature
ENGL 2190 Studies in Literature by Women
FORL 2200 Survey of National Literatures
FORL 2300 Topics in National Literatures
FORL 1001, 1002, 2001, 2002 (if the course hasn’t been counted for Area B or Area F.2)
PHIL 2100 Introduction to Philosophy
PHIL 2120 Introduction to Ethics
PHIL 2160 Philosophy and Literature

Area D—Mathematics, Science & Quantitative Technology (Non-Science Majors)

Section 1—seven hours (two classes and a corresponding lab for one of those classes) Suggested courses:
ASTR 2313 Astronomy (3 +1)
BIOL 1010 Fundamentals of Biology (3+1)
CHEM 1100 Introductory Chemistry (3+1)
GEOG 1111 Introduction to Physical Geography (3)
GEOL 1121 Introductory Geosciences I: Physical Geology (3+1)
GEOL1122 Introductory Geosciences II: Historical Geology (3+1)
GEOL 1123 Environmental Observations (3+1)
GEOL 2505 Introduction to Oceanography (3)
GEOL 2553 Geology of National Parks (3)
XIDS 2201 Science Foundations (4)
XIDS 2202 Environmental Studies (3)

Section 2 – three hours (one course from below or above as long as no more than two of three courses in Area D are from the same discipline)
CS 1020 Introduction to Computer Concepts ( suggested course—serves as a substitute for the MEDT 2401 prerequisite class required for MEDT 3401 in the minor) (3)
CS 1030 Introduction to Computer Concepts ( suggested course—serves as a substitute for the M EDT 2401 prerequisite class required for MEDT 3401 in the minor) (3)
CS 1301 Computer Science I (4)
CS 1302 Computer Science II (4)

Area E—Social Sciences

Section 1 – 3 hours (one class)
HIST 1111 Survey of World History/Civilization I
HIST 1112 Survey of World History/Civilization II

Section 2 – 3 hours (one class)
HIST 2111 United States History I (to 1865)
HIST 2112 United States History II (since 1865)

Section 3 – 3 hours, one course
POLS 1101 American Government ( Required for everyone)

Section 4 – 3 hours (one class)
ANTH 1102 Introduction to Anthropology
GEOG 1013 World Geography
GEOG 2503 Cultural Geography
PSYC 1101 Introduction to General Psychology
SOCI 1101 Introduction to Sociology
SOCI 1160 Introduction to Social Problems
XIDS 2300 Interdisciplinary Studies in the Social Sciences
XIDS 2301 Introduction to Global Studies

Area F—Courses Related to the Major

Section 1—twelve hours (four courses—choose from those not taken in Area C.2)
NOTE: Area F requires 4 ENGL courses and 6 hours of FORL (2001/2002). If one of these courses (ENGL 2110, 2120, 2130 or FORL 2001 or 2002) is taken in Core C.2, then students can place FORL 1002 or approved humanities elective here instead. The literature survey courses fit well here for students who are transferring their core from another system school.

ENGL 2110 World Literature
ENGL 2120 British Literature
ENGL 2130 American Literature
ENGL 2180 (African American Literature) or 2190 (Women’s Literature)

Section 2—six hours (two courses)

NOTE: FORL 2002 is required for all A&S B.A. degrees. Students who complete their FORL requirement in fewer than nine hours can take an approved elective here.
FORL 1002, FORL 2001, and/or FORL 2002 (courses here cannot have already been used to satisfy requirements in Area B. 1 or C.2 above)  

Upper-Division Content Courses in English

1.  A grade of C or higher is required for all major courses and for all courses in the Professional Education Sequence.
2. Courses marked with an asterisk (*) will count in a designated area based on their specific course content.
3. English majors can take no more than 2 upper-level ENGL courses toward the major (6 credit hours) before completing the required 2000-level courses for the major (ENGL 2110, 2120, 2130, 2300).

A.  Research and Methodology—three hours (one course)

Notes: 1. No course substitutions allowed; 2. Requires department permission; 3. Only two 3/4000-level ENGL courses can be taken before this course is completed .

1. ENGL 3000 Research and Methodology

B. Literary History—twelve hours (four courses)

Notes: Asterisked courses are variable topic courses; 2. One ENGL 4188 course is required in this area.

1. British Literature I—three hours (one class)
ENGL 4110 Medieval Literature
ENGL 4115 Renaissance Literature
ENGL 4120 Seventeenth-Century British Literature
ENGL 4130 Eighteenth-Century British Literature
ENGL 4180* Studies in Regional Literature
ENGL 4188* Individual Authors
ENGL 4385* Special Topics

2.  British Literature II—three hours (one class)
ENGL 4135 British Romanticism
ENGL 4145 Victorian Literature
ENGL 4155 Twentieth-Century British Literature
ENGL 4165 Contemporary British and American Literature
ENGL 4108* Studies in the Novel
ENGL 4180* Studies in Regional Literature
ENGL 4185* Studies in Literature by Women
ENGL 4188* Individual Authors
ENGL 4385* Special Topics

3.  American Literature I—three hours (one class)
ENGL 4125 Colonial and Early American Literature
ENGL 4140 American Romanticism
ENGL 4150 American Realism and Naturalism
ENGL 4108* Studies in the Novel
ENGL 4180* Studies in Regional Literature
ENGL 4185* Studies in Literature by Women
ENGL 4188* Individual Authors
ENGL 4385* Special Topics

4.  American Literature II—three hours (one class)
ENGL 4160 Twentieth-Century American Literature
ENGL 4165 Contemporary British and American Literature
ENGL 4108* Studies in the Novel
ENGL 4170 African-American Literature
ENGL 4180* Studies in Regional Literature
ENGL 4185* Studies in Literature by Women
ENGL 4188* Individual Authors
ENGL 4385* Special Topics

C.  Genre and Theory—6 hours (two courses)

1.  ENGL 4295 Reading and Literature in Secondary English Classrooms (required for English Education majors)

2.  One of the following classes:
ENGL 4106 Studies in Genre
ENGL 4109 Film as Literature
ENGL 4310 Studies in Literary Theory
ENGL 4385 Special Topics

D.  Writing and Language—6 hours (two courses)

1.  ENGL 4300 Studies in the English Language (either Advanced Grammar or the History of the English Language, as the course is variable)

2 .  ENGL 3400 Pedagogy and Writing (required for English Education majors entering in fall of 2008 or later; strongly recommended for all other English Education majors)

E. ENGL 4384 Senior Seminar—3 hours (one class)

Prerequisites for Senior Seminar: 2000-level ENGL courses in Area F and 18 hours of upper-level ENGL courses with a C or higher. No course may be substituted for the Senior Seminar.

F.  Writing across the Curriculum Requirement—6 hours (two “W” delineated courses amongst courses above

Note: Two 3/4000-level “W” delineated courses required.  One course (3 hours) must be from the major above.

G. Secondary Education Concentration—34 or 37 hours (nine or ten courses)

Note: There is no minimum required GPA to take these introductory classes. Declare this program of study in the ENGL department.

EDUC 2110 Investigating Critical & Contemporary Issues in Education
EDUC 2120 Exploring Socio-Cultural Perspectives on Diversity
EDUC 2130 Teaching & Learning
SPED 3715 The Inclusive Classroom*
MEDT 2401 Introduction to Instructional Technology **

*As of summer 2008, students may take this course before admittance to the TEP.
**Go to this link for information about testing out of or exempting this prerequisite course.

An overall GPA of 2.7 and either an exemption or passing score on the GACE basic skills test is required for Admission to the Teacher Education Program. One must be accepted into the TEP before enrolling in the following courses.  To gain admission, contact Dr. Insenga, Coordinator of English Education, at 678-839-4864 or ainsenga@westga.edu

MEDT 3401 Integrating Technology
CEPD 4101 Educational Psychology
ENGL 4238 Methods for Teaching Secondary English*
SEED 4271 Curriculum in Secondary Schools
ENGL 4286 Teaching Internship*

*If you need to register for one or more of these courses, please contact Dr. Angela Insenga, Coordinator of English Education, at 678-839-4864 or ainsenga@westga.edu. Students must fill out all required forms before registration restrictions will be removed.

Revised by Angela Insenga, June 10, 2010
 

University of West Georgia
Department of English and Philosophy

1601 Maple Street, Carrollton, Georgia 30118
Phone: (678) 839-6512 - Fax: (678) 839-4849
Email: engdept@westga.edu

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