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English and Theatre Arts Professors Brown (chair), Flory, and Godfrey; Assistant Professor McIntyre; Writer in Residence Woiwode Mission Statement The English and Theatre Arts Department provides undergraduate education in the discipline of English and theatre, which includes studies in the language itself, in literature that expresses the accumulated resources of human thought and experience, and in the effective use of language in written and oral expression. English and theatre are presented chiefly as an area of knowledge important to the liberal arts tradition but also as preparation for post-graduate or professional study and as preparation for a career immediately following graduation. The department maintains that the understanding and appreciation of the art of theatre can best be taught by participation. Students from all majors may participate in theatre classes and University productions.

A grade of C- or above must be earned in all courses required in a major or a minor.

Requirements for the English Major The English major requires 37 English credits beyond English 102. Please note that like all undergraduates at University of Jamestown, English majors and minors must successfully complete both English 101 and 102 with a minimum grade of C-. Neither course counts toward the major or minors. English 102, moreover, is a prerequisite for all 200-level and higher English courses. Intended Student Learning Outcomes for the English Major

English Department Outcomes: The graduate with a degree in English will be able to 1. Write college-level expository and argumentative essays and, as appropriate, creative nonfiction, fiction, and poetry; 2. Apply basic information literacy methods and techniques as appropriate to expository and argumentative essays, including preparation of formal research papers; 3. Demonstrate an understanding of the history of the English language as well as an understanding of its grammatical and rhetorical components; 4. Interpret literature at the college level; 5. Relate literature to history and culture, including (as appropriate) Christian thought, experience, and values; 6. Demonstrate an understanding of the history of literature in English in terms of major periods and authors; 7. Demonstrate an understanding of a range of literary and rhetorical genres. The following courses are required for the major: Dept.

Course No.

Course Title

Credits

Engl

201

Introduction to Literary Study and Analysis

3

Engl

210

World Literature to 1500

3

Engl

230

English Literature to 1785

3

Engl

231

English Literature Since 1785

3

Engl

250

American Literature to 1865

3

Engl

251

American Literature since 1865

3

Engl

331

Shakespeare

3

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Academic catalog 18 19 (web)  

Academic catalog 18 19 (web)