English Studies Concentration

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The English Studies Concentration of the English/Writing Major offers a dynamic set of courses that focus upon the study of literature. For more information about the English Studies Concentration, contact Dr. Nancy Knowles (nknowles@eou.edu) or Dr. Donald Wolff (dwolff@eou.edu). Also, see the Advising page for more information about selecting electives in the English Studies degree.

Students in the English Studies take the Common Core classes for the English and Writing Degree in addition to courses in the English Studies Concentration. These requirements are:

Common Core (34-35 hours)

Take all of the following:

  • English 220: Sophomore Seminar: Rhetoric and Culture (Fall)
  • English 221: Sophomore Seminar: Literary/Film Analysis (Winter)
  • English 222: Sophomore Seminar: The Creative Process (Spring)

Take two (2) of the following:

  • Writing 240: Introduction to Poetry Writing
  • Writing 241: Introduction to Fiction Writing
  • Writing 243: Screenwriting Fundamentals
  • Writing 248: Introduction to Writing in the Genres

Take two (2) of the following:

  • Writing 220: Methods of Tutoring
  • Writing 230: News Writing
  • Writing 281: Writing in the Community

Take two (2) of the following:

  • English 371: British Literature Before 1800
  • English 372: British Literature After 1800
  • English 381: American Literature Before 1865
  • English 382: American Literature After 1865

Capstone:

  • English 401: Research (Fall)
  • English 403: Capstone (Winter)
  • English 406: Publication/Presentation (Spring)

English Studies Concentration Requirements (26 hours)

Take all of the following:

  • English 201: Shakespeare
  • English 446: Critical Theory
  • Minimum 18 elective credits in English and Writing
  •  13 of which must be upper division; 11 of which must be from English; 9 of which must be at least 3-credit courses
  • Minimum 18 elective credits in English and Writing
    •       Minimum 13 of which must be upper division (300+)
    •       Minimum 11 of which must be in English
    •       Minimum half of which must be courses of at least three credits

Courses with the same numbers but different content (ENGL 322, 339, 390, 395, 422, 436, and 448) may be repeated for credit.  Advisers should indicate when submitting the graduation application whether a repeated course counts for additional credit or whether a student is retaking the course for a different grade.