English

The English major strives to develop competence and creativity in the use of the English language and an understanding and appreciation of the humanizing values inherent in literature.
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Majors

The department offers majors in English and writing and minors in English, writing, and teaching English as a second language (TESOL). Students who wish to teach should pursue the adolescent/young adult licensure in integrated language arts.  

English major 

(44 hours)
Literature: (21 hours)
ENG 160 Approaches to Literature (3)
ENG 240 Survey of American Literature (3)
ENG 256 Survey of English Literature 1 (3)
ENG 257 Survey of English Literature 2 (3)
Additional literature courses (200 level or higher)  (9 hours)

Senior research: (5 hours)
ENG 401 Critical Theory (3)
ENG 402 Research Seminar (2)

Writing: (6 hours)

Language: (3 hours)
ENG 252 Introduction to Linguistics (3)
 or ENG 271 English Grammar (3)

Electives: (9 hours)

Information about courses, independent studies and comprehensive examinations is available from the chair of the English and language department.

Writing major 

(39 hours)
The writing major offers various introductory and advanced writing courses. The major is designed to be flexible enough that students can tailor their coursework to their own interests. Additionally, since we believe that one of the best ways to become a great writer is to read great writing, students also take a number of literature courses.

Writing: (17 hours)
6-12 hours from the following:
ENG 202 Creative Writing: Fiction (3)
ENG 203 Creative Writing: Poetry (3)
ENG 205 Creative Writing: Nonfiction (3)
COM 225 Writing for the Media (3)
ENG 207 Professional and Technical Writing (3)

3-9 hours from the following:
ENG 302 Advanced Writing: Fiction (3)
ENG 303 Advanced Writing: Poetry (3)
ENG 305 Advanced Writing: Nonfiction (3)

Literature: (18 hours)
ENG 160 Approaches to Literature (3)
ENG 240 Survey of American Literature (3)
ENG 256 Survey of English Literature 1 (3)
    or  ENG 257 Survey of English Literature 2 (3)
9 additional hours of literature courses (200 level or higher)

Required:
ENG 430 Senior Writing Seminar (2)

Language: (3 hours)
ENG 252 Introduction to Linguistics (3)
   or  ENG 271 English Grammar (3)

Activity credits: (1 hour)
COM 111 Student Newspaper Activity (.5)
ENG 111 Shalith Activity (.5)
ENG 112 Inspiration Point Activity (.5)
ENG 425 Internship (1-3)

Art & Writing major

(63 hours)
The Art & Writing major offers students with interest in both visual and written arts an opportunity to pursue a combined major. Flexibility in course selection allows students to emphasize their particular artistic interests. A senior-level seminar invites students to consider how visual art and creative writing can together feed artistic creativity.

ARt: (33 hours)
ART 202 Design 1 (3)
ART 204 Drawing (3)
        or ART 205 Figure Drawing (3)
ART 207 Design 2 (3)
        or ART 223 Sculpture 1 (3)
        or ART 233 Sculpture 2 (3)
ART 213 Painting (3)
         or ART 214 Watercolor (3)
ART 217 Ceramics 1 (3)
ART 240 Film Photography (3)
          or ART 242 Digital Photography (3)
ART 245 Intro to Graphic Design 
(3)
          or ART 255 Graphic Design 1-Desktop Publishing (3) 
ART/ ENG 390 Independent Study in Art/Writing (1)  
ART 400 Art Now Seminar (1)
ART 405 Portfolio Organization and Review (.5)
(may be art, writing or combination)
ART 410 Senior Exhibition (.5)
(and/or illustrated book and reading)

Choose 2 of the following:
ART 327 Art History 1 (3)
ART 328 Art History 2 (3)
ART 329 Art History 3 (3)                                           

Choose one of the following:                                                                     
ART 225 Printmaking 1 (relief) (3)
ART 226 Printmaking 2 (intaglio) (3)             
ART 227 Printmaking 3 (silkscreen) (3)
ART 228 Printmaking 4 (lithography) (3)

3-9 hours from the following:
ENG 302 Advanced Writing: Fiction (3)
ENG 303 Advanced Writing: Poetry (3)
ENG 305 Advanced Writing: Nonfiction (3) 

Required writing course:
ENG 430 Writing Seminar  (2) 

Literature: (15 hours)
ENG 160 Approaches to Literature (3)
ENG 240 Survey of American Literature (3)
ENG 256 Survey of English Literature 1 (3)
       or ENG 257   Survey of English Literature 2 (3)

6 additional hours of 200+ level literature/theory courses  

Activity credits:                    
(1 hour)
COM 111 Student Newspaper Activity (.5)
ENG 111 Shalith Activity (.5)
ENG 112 Inspiration Point Activity (.5)
ENG 425 Internship (1-3)

 

Minors

English minor 

(18 hours)
The English minor enables a student to explore an interest in literature and topics related to English while majoring in another academic discipline. The minor is made up of the following courses:

ENG 160 Approaches to Literature (3)
One survey of literature course: ENG 240, ENG 256 or ENG 257 (3)
One writing course beyond ENG 120 (3)
English electives (9)

Writing minor 

(18 hours)
The writing minor enables a student to explore an interest in writing while majoring in another academic discipline. The minor is made up of the following courses:

Required:
12 hours chosen from the following, with at least 3 hours at the 300+ level.
ENG 202 Creative Writing: Fiction (3) 
ENG 203 Creative Writing: Poetry (3)
ENG 205 Creative Writing:  Nonfiction (3)
ENG 207 Professional and Technical Writing (3)
ENG 302 Advanced Writing: Fiction (3)
ENG 303 Advanced Writing: Poetry (3)
ENG 305 Advanced Writing: Nonfiction (3)

Electives:
6 hours of English electives, including at least one course in literature at the 200+ level.

ENG 430 Senior Writing Seminar (2) is a recommended additional elective for students who are able to complete 20 hours in the minor.

TESOL minor 

(20 hours)
The TESOL minor prepares students to teach English to speakers of other languages in this country or abroad and for graduate work in TESOL. (This minor is also available as an endorsement to be added to a teaching license.)

Required: (17 hours)
ENG 210 TESOL: Theories and Issues (3)
ENG 220 TESOL: Instructional Methods and Assessment (3)
ENG 252 Introduction to Linguistics (3)
ENG 271 English Grammar (3)
ENG 312 Language Variation (3)
ENG 385 or  EDU 385 TESOL Practicum (2)

Electives: (3 hours)
SOC 225 Race & Ethnicity in American Society: History and Current Realities (3)
SOC 162 Anthropology (3)
one three-semester hour language course

Adolescent/young adult licensure in integrated language arts

(60-64  hours *Fulfills 15 LAS hours)

Students who wish to obtain an Ohio teaching license for adolescent/young adult (7-12) in integrated language arts must complete the following courses, in addition to general education and major requirements:

Required:
ENG 110 or 120 College English* (3)
HUM 221 Humanities 1* (3)
HUM 222 Humanities 2* (3)
PSY 110 Introduction to Psychology* (3)
COM 225 Writing for the Media (3)
EDU 317 Studies in Literature for Adolescents (3)
ENG 160 Approaches to Literature (3)
ENG 240 Survey of American Literature (3)
ENG 243 Studies in American Literature (3)
ENG 256 Survey of English Literature 1 (3)
ENG 257 Survey of English Literature 2 (3)
ENG 367 Shakespeare (3)
ENG 271 English Grammar (3)
ENG 401 Critical Theory (3)
ENG 402 Research Seminar (2)

Choose one: (COM 185 will double-count for Gen Ed Requirement)
COM 185 Public Speaking* (3)
THE 257 Oral Interpretation (3)

Choose one (Writing Practicum or courses to total at least 1 hour):
COM 225 Writing for the Media (3)
COM 111 Student Newspaper (repeatable) (0.5)
ENG 111 Shalith Activity (0.5)
ENG 425 Internship (1-5)

Choose one:
ENG 202 Creative Writing: Fiction (3)
ENG 203 Creative Writing: Poetry (3)
ENG 205 Creative Writing:  Nonfiction (3)

Choose one:
ENG 210 TESOL: Theories and Issues (3)
ENG 220 TESOL: Instructional Methods and Assessment (3)

Choose one Literature of Cultures or one Historical/Theoretical course:
ENG 243 Studies in American Literature (3)
ENG 261 Studies in English Literature (3)
ENG 265 Studies in Modern Literature (3)
ENG 282 Studies in the Novel (3)
ENG 331 English Colloquium (3)

Choose one elective:
ENG 261 Studies in English Literature (3)
ENG 265 Studies in Modern Literature (3)
ENG 282 Studies in the Novel (3)
ENG 321 Studies in Poetry (3)
ENG 331 English Colloquium (3)

Required professional education courses:
EDU 200 Introduction to Teaching in a Diverse Society (3)
EDU 205 Field Experience (1)
EDU 220 Curriculum and Assessment (2)
EDU 303 Computers and Technology in Education (2)
EDU 305 Content Area Literacy/General Methods (3)
EDU 332 Social and Philosophical Issues in Education (3)
EDU 353 Educational Psychology & Instructional Practices (3)
SED 220 The Adolescent: Development and Diversity (2)
SED 389 Current Issues in Special Education (1)
EDU 401 Integrated Language Arts Methods (2)

All of the previously listed professional education courses, plus the completion of all licensure area course work, are prerequisites for clinical practice:
EDU 425 Leadership Seminar (2)
EDU 451 Clinical Practice (Adolescent/Young Adult) (10)

Courses

ENG 102 Academic Writing (3)
Academic Writing is a course designed to introduce the various elements of academic reading and writing and to develop skills and provide strategies for greater success throughout a student s academic career. Time will be spent decoding and interpreting academic English, both in reading and in writing, and students will be encouraged to explore how language is used in various contexts for academic purposes.

ENG 108 English for Speakers of Other Languages (3)
An English language course for high intermediate to low advanced non-native English speakers. The language skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening are well covered. English for a new cultural setting and English for academic work are emphasized.

ENG 110 College English (3)
Designed to help students improve writing and critical thinking skills needed in college. Students analyze and critique written texts in the process of writing several analytical essays. Students work through the research process and write a research essay.

ENG 111 Shalith Activity (.5)
Activity credit for editing and production of student literary magazine.

ENG 112 Inspiration Point Activity (.5)
Activity credit for editing on-line literary magazine. Enrollment by permission of instructor.

ENG 120 Advanced College English (3)
Designed to help students improve writing and critical thinking skills needed in college. Students analyze and critique challenging written texts in the process of writing several analytical essays. Students work through the research process and write a research essay. Placement in this class is based on college entrance scores and high school record.

ENG 160 Approaches to Literature (3)
An introduction to the methods and practices of literary study at the college level. Includes reading, discussion and writing about primary texts and introduction to secondary materials and research strategies.

ENG 180 Themes in Literature (3)
Exploration of ideas within the context of imaginative literary works. The themes will vary from year to year and according to instructor. Examples: humankind's search for meaning, crime and punishment, nature, the city, love.

ENG 202 Creative Writing: Fiction (3)
An introduction to the craft of fiction, taught in a workshop format. Students will write and critique their own short fiction and read some fiction and theory. Offered alternate years. 

ENG 203 Creative Writing: Poetry (3)
An introduction to the craft of poetry, taught in a workshop format. Students will write and critique their own poems and read poetry and poetics. Offered alternate years. 

ENG 205 Creative Writing: Nonfiction (3)
An introduction to the craft of writing literary essays and creative nonfiction. Offered alternate years.

ENG 207 Professional and Technical Writing (3)
This course introduces students to writing conventions and discourse strategies for producing both formal and informal documents in a variety of workplace settings. Offered alternate years.

ENG 210 Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages: Theories and Issues (3)
An introduction to theories and concepts that inform English teaching when students are not native English speakers. Students will understand the similarities and differences between first and second language acquisition, within the context of the United States. They will become familiar with the terminology and definitions, historical and legal precedents of programs for students learning a second language and educational issues related to language minority students, including how a student's culture may impact learning and performance in and out of the classroom.

ENG 220 Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages: Instructional Methods and Assessment (3)
Students will develop skills in the development of lessons for teaching new language learners that reflect Ohio's grade-level learning outcomes. They will apply research findings as they select, adapt and create a wide variety of resources that are appropriate for the second language learners with whom they work. TESOL students will also develop knowledge of and skills in the assessment of second language learners. They will use age-appropriate assessment procedures, interpret data to make instructional decisions, communicate assessment results to students and their caregivers, and develop strategies to help their students use assessment information to make decisions about their learning.

ENG 240 Survey of American Literature (3)
A chronological survey of American literature from the colonial period through the 20th century. Writing-enriched course. Prerequisite: ENG 110 or ENG 120

ENG 243 Studies in American Literature (3)
Repeatable. Offered alternate years. 

ENG 252 Introduction to Linguistics (3)
An introductory course emphasizing the phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics of the English language with examples from other languages as well.

ENG 256 Survey of English Literature 1 (3)
A chronological survey of English literature from the Anglo-Saxon period through the 18th century. Offered alternate years.

ENG 257 Survey of English Literature 2 (5)
A chronological survey of English literature from the 19th century to the present. Offered alternate years.

ENG 261 Studies in English Literature (3)
Repeatable. Offered alternate years. 

ENG 265 Studies in Modern Literature (3)
Repeatable. Offered alternate years. 

ENG 271 English Grammar (3)
A systematic study of the grammar of standard English based upon insights from several linguistic traditions, including that of transformational grammar.

ENG 282 Studies in the Novel (3)
Repeatable. Offered alternate years. 

ENG 302 Advanced Writing: Fiction (3)
Advanced writing in fiction. Taught mainly in workshop format, this course extends and develops students' writing skills and knowledge of the resources of the genre. Offered every third year.

ENG 303 Advanced Writing: Poetry (3)
Advanced writing in poetry. Taught mainly in workshop format, this course extends and develops students' writing skills and knowledge of the resources of the genre. Offered every third year.

ENG 305 Advanced Writing: Nonfiction (3)
Advanced writing in nonfiction. Taught mainly in workshop format, this course extends and develops students' writing skills and knowledge of the resources of the genre. Offered every third year.

ENG 312 Language Variation (3)
This course introduces students to the dialects of American English and to international forms of English known as world Englishes. The nature and evolution of pidgin and creole forms of English are explored, as are such linguistic phenomena as code switching and diglossia. The meanings of language and dialect are examined and relevant material from selected non-English languages is introduced to illustrate course concepts and to show contrasts between English and other languages. Offered alternate years.

ENG 321 Studies in Poetry (3)
Repeatable. Offered alternate years. 

ENG 331 English Colloquium (3)
Study of a special topic or classification of literature. Examples: African-American literature, literary criticism. These seminars are restricted to an enrollment of 15 students. Prerequisite: upper-class standing or permission of instructor. Repeatable. Offered alternate years. 

ENG 367 Shakespeare (3)
Study and discussion of Shakespeare's major works. Prerequisite: upper-class standing or permission of instructor. Offered alternate years.

ENG 385 TESOL PRACTICUM (2)
A 30 hour practicum in a school based setting (K-12) with a cooperating teacher who is TESOL credentialed by the Ohio Department of Education. Bluffton University supervision is provided by a supervisor with TESOL credentials and experience in a TESOL classroom. Prerequisites: ENG 210ENG 220ENG 271ENG 312Credit/No credit.

ENG 390 Independent Study (1-3)
By arrangement.

ENG 401 Critical Theory (3)
A survey of modern critical theory and issues with emphasis on primary theoretical and philosophical texts. Various theoretical approaches will be considered, as well as issues relating to the canon, to authorial intention and to the value of theory itself. It is expected that students will apply their understandings of modern theoretical approaches in ENG 402. Prerequisite: junior or senior status.

ENG 402 Research Seminar (2)
Introduces the student to research procedures and methodologies, which will result in an original research thesis on a literary topic. The course will include methods of research, preparation of a prospectus, writing a research document and presenting research orally. The study may focus on literature, language, communication or drama.

ENG 425 Internship (1-3)
Editorial work through independent study by which a student may earn credit. Assignments may include work with student publications, the Bluffton University public relations office or local newspapers. By arrangement.

ENG 430 Writing Seminar (2)
Completion of a major writing project with close supervision and feedback. The project may be in a single genre or a combination of genres organized by some theme or topic. Submission of the project (or parts of it) to appropriate magazines/journals with the goal of publication.

June 2013