Dalton State 2013-14 Catalog

B.A. in English, Secondary Certification Option

The Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in English is a literature-intensive program that trains students in critical thinking, advanced reading and analysis, and oral and written communication.  Coursework provides grounding in British and American literature, practices and theory of literary studies, and includes an emphasis on multiculturalism and diversity.  English majors gain valuable exposure to literary history and to texts, movements, authors, and cultural forces that inform and influence the literature under study, as well as to the various critical lenses through which literature may be viewed.  Considerable flexibility is offered in major course selection.  The Bachelor of Arts in English is excellent preparation for students planning graduate or professional work and/or careers in law, education, publishing, journal and magazine writing, creative writing, research, evaluation, technical communications, advertising, sales, library science, public relations, marketing, business, public service, and other areas where expert analytical thinking, writing, and language skills are increasingly valued.

The B.A. English with teacher certification track is approved by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia, the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (PSC), and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

Important:  English 3010 must be taken in the student's first semester as an English major; English 3010 may also be taken as a co-requisite with two other upper-division English courses in the student's first semester as an English major.

I. Core Curriculum
Area A: Essential Skills (Must make a C or above)
ENGL 1101English Composition I3
ENGL 1102English Composition II3
MATH 1111College Algebra3
or MATH 1001 Quantitative Skills/Reasoning
or MATH 1101 Intro to Mathematical Modeling
Area B: Institutional Options
COMM 1110Fundamentals of Speech3
One of the following electives:1
Argumentation and Advocacy
Intro to Greek Mythology
Creative Writing
Natural Hazards
Appalachian Hist-Special Topic
Sports Hist & Amer Character
Mystery Fiction in Pop Culture
Political and Social Rhetoric
Christian Fiction/Pop Culture
Health & Wellness Concepts
Race and Ethnicity in America
Must choose a minimum of one, but no more than two of the following electives6
Area C: Humanities/Fine Arts
Intro to Film as Literature
World Literature I
World Literature II
British Literature I
British Literature II
American Literature I
American Literature II
If only one English Elective chosen, add one of the following:
Art Appreciation
Expressions of Culture I
Expressions of Culture II
Music Appreciation
World Music
American Music
Theatre Appreciation
Area D: Science/Mathematics/Technology
Two of the following Lab Science Electives:8
Environmental Studies
Principles of Biology I
Principles of Biology II
Principles of Botany
Entomology
Survey of Chemistry
Principles of Chemistry I
Principles of Chemistry II
Principles of Geology
Historical Geology
Introductory Physics I
Introductory Physics II
Principles of Physics I
Principles of Physics II
One of the following electives:3-4
Introduction to Astronomy
Environmental Studies
Principles of Biology I
Principles of Biology II
Principles of Botany
Entomology
Survey of Chemistry
Principles of Chemistry I
Principles of Chemistry II
Computer Concepts/Programming
Principles of Programming I
Principles of Programming II
Principles of Geology
Historical Geology
Precalculus Mathematics
Applied Calculus
Introduction to Statistics
Calculus and Analytic Geom I
Calculus and Analytic Geom II
Introductory Physics I
Introductory Physics II
Principles of Physics I
Principles of Physics II
Area E. Social Science
HIST 2111United States History to 18773
or HIST 2112 United States Hist since 1877
POLS 1101American Government3
Two of the following electives:6
Intro to Cultural Anthropology
Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Microeconomics
Introduction to Geography
Intro to Human Geography
Intro to Physical Geography
World Civilization to 1650 CE
World Civilization since 1650
United States History to 1877
United States Hist since 1877
Intro to World Religions
Intro to Philosophical Issues
Logic and Critical Thinking
Intro to Political Science
State and Local Government
Comparative Politics
International Relations
Introduction to Psychology
Psychology of Adjustment
Human Development
Applied Psychology
PSYC 2250 Abnormal Psychology Allowable Area E Elective
Introduction to Sociology
Social Problems
Area F: Major Related (18 Hours)
ENGL 2111World Literature I3
or ENGL 2112 World Literature II
COMM 2000Intro to Mass Communication3
Choose French or Spanish Language Sequence:6-9
Elementary French I
Elementary French II
Intermediate French I
Intermediate French II
OR
Elementary Spanish I
Elementary Spanish II
Intermediate Spanish I
Intermediate Spanish II
One to two of the following electives:3-6
Student Newspaper Practicum (One credit hour, must be taken 3 times to in count in Area F.)
Intro to Film as Literature
News Writing and Reporting
World Literature I
World Literature II
British Literature I
British Literature II
American Literature I
American Literature II
Expressions of Culture I
Expressions of Culture II
Theatre Appreciation
Play Development
Physical Education
PHED Activity Elective1
II. Upper-Level Courses
Students must earn a C or better in all upper-division courses, regardless of discipline
Major Field Courses:
ENGL 3010Intro to Literary Studies * 3
ENGL 3015Intro to Composition Studies3
Literature Core
One course within British Literature:3
Medieval Lit in Translation
Renaissance Literature
17th Century British Lit
18th Century British Lit
British Romantic Literature
British Victorian Literature
Modern British Literature
Single Author:3
Shakespeare
William Faulkner
Young Adult Literature:3
Literature for Young Adults ***
One course within American Literature:3
American Authors to 1830
American Authors 1830-1900
American Authors since 1900
The American Short Story
Contemporary American Lit
The American Novel
Literature of Amer Business ***
One course within Writing:3
Writing for Educ/Soc Sciences
Advanced Composition
Technical Writing
Advanced Creative Writing
One course within Language:3
Practical Grammar
History of English Language
One course with Culture and Diversity:3
Appalachian Literature
Multi-ethnic American Lit
Southern Literature
Southern Women Writers
African-American Lit Tradition
Hispanic Lit in Translation
Latino/a Literature in English
Literature Non-Western World
One Course within English Major Electives:3
Survey of Drama
William Faulkner
Studies in Film
Intro to Literary Theory
Special Topics
Any additional 3000- or 4000-level course listed under Culture and Diversity
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Education Courses:
Completion of Area A with grades of C or above, completion of PSYC 1101 with a C or above, approved Background Check, proof of professional Liability Insurance, completion of the mandated reporter training course, a passing score on an Ethics assessment, and 30 academic hours are required prior to enrollment in EDUC 2110, EDUC 2120 and EDUC 2130. (Must make a C or above in all three EDUC courses.)
EDUC 2110Investig Critical/Contem Issue3
EDUC 2120Expl Socio-Cultural Perspect3
EDUC 2130Exploring Learning/Teaching3
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Professional Education Semester 1 (Block I) - Fall Semester
Acceptance in to the Teacher Education Program plus completion of 6 credit hours (3000-level) of English, with grades of C or better, is required prior to enrollment in PES I.
EDUC 3902Curric/Asses Secondary Teacher3
EDUC 3272Class Mgmt Sec Ed Field Exp I2
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Professional Education Semester 2 (Block II) - Spring Semester
Completion of EDUC 3902 and EDUC 3272 with a C or above and completion of 12 credit hours (3000-level) of English, with grades of C or better, is required prior to enrollment in PES II.
EDUC 4901Methods/Strat Teach Sec Stu3
EDUC 3273Class Mgmt Sec Ed Field Exp II2
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Professional Education Semester 3 (Block III) - Fall Semester
Completion of EDUC 3273 and EDUC 4901 with a C or above and completion of 21 credit hours (3000-level) of English with grades of C or better is required prior to enrollment in PES III.
READ 3456Reading across Curric Sec Educ3
EDUC 3274Class Mgm Sec Ed Field Exp III2
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Professional Education Semester 4 (Block IV) - Spring Semester
Completion of EDUC 3456 and EDUC 3274 with a C or above, and completion of 30 hours (3000-level) of English with grades of C or better is required prior to enrollment in PES IV.
EDUC 4955Internship in Sec School Engl8
EDUC 4953Teaching Internship Seminar1
EDUC 3120Excep/Diverse/At-Risk Students3
Total Hours127-128

 

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ENGL 3010 Must be taken in the student's first semester as an English major; English 3010 may also be taken as a co-requisite with two other upper-division English courses in the student's first semester as an English major.

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Students must be admitted to the Education Program prior to taking upper-division (3000-4000) education courses.

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 Students must earn a C or better in all upper-division courses, regardless of discipline.


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