School of Liberal Arts

English (BA)
124 Semester Hours

  • General Education41
    • Engl 2413-Critical Approaches to Literature
    • Engl 2453-Young Adult Literature
    • Engl 3013-English Usage/Linguistics
    • Engl 3023-Technical Writing
    • Engl 3123-Advanced Grammar
    • Engl 3143-Survey of British Literature I OR Engl 3153-Survey British Literature II OR Engl 3163-Survey British Literature III
    • Engl 3173-Survey American Literature I OR Engl 3183-Survey American Literature II
    • Engl 3353-World Literature
    • Engl 4123-Advanced Composition
  • Major27
  • English Electives15
    English courses (2000 and above)
  • Electives15-23
    Sufficient courses to bring upper level hours to 40 credit hours and total to 124 semester hours for graduation
  • Minor18-24
    A minor may be selected from any field that offers one.

Course Offerings

ENGL 1113 - Freshman English I
3 credit hour(s)
(Fall/Spring/Summer as needed)
Prerequisite: Minimum ACT English subscore of 19 or equivalent or Ucen 0123. Essentials of expository theme building concentrating
Description: on standard conventions of the English language.
ENGL 1213 - Freshman English II
3 credit hour(s)
(Fall/Spring/Summer as needed)
Prerequisite: Minimum ACT Reading subscore of 19 or equivalent Engl 1113. Essentials of expository theme writing concentrating
Description: on research techniques and a theme of the instructor's choice. OPSU will not accept CLEP credit for Engl 1213.
ENGL 2000 - Special Topics in English
3 - 1 credit hour(s)
Description: This problems/special topics/independent study course may be offered for 1, 2, or 3 hours of credit and may be repeated with differentcontent for up to 6 hours.
ENGL 2413 - Critical Approaches to Literature**
3 credit hour(s)
(Fall)
Prerequisite: Engl 1213. May be taken concurrently with Engl 1213. Foundation course for the study of literature: short story,
Description: poetry, novel, drama, and fi lm.
ENGL 2423 - The Short Story**
3 credit hour(s)
(Spring)
Prerequisite: Engl 1213. May be taken concurrently with Engl 1213 . History and development of short stories of the world.
ENGL 2453 - Adolescent and Young Adult Literature**
3 credit hour(s)
(Spring—Even)
Description: Introduces students to the world of adolescent and young adult literature: history, cultural aspects, critical perspectives, characteristics,and trends; research assignments on selected examples of said literature; discussing sample literature.
ENGL 3013 - English Usage
3 credit hour(s)
(Fall)
Prerequisite: Engl 1213. Study of the parts of speech, linguistics, and history of the English language.
ENGL 3023 - Technical Writing
3 credit hour(s)
(Fall)
Prerequisite: Engl 1213. Technical writing as applicable to the forms of writing required in careers and graduate schools. Applied
Description: writing in each student's area of specialization.
ENGL 3123 - Advanced Grammar
3 credit hour(s)
(Spring)
Description: Thorough study of the conventions of standard written English.
ENGL 3143 - Survey of British Literature I**
3 credit hour(s)
(Fall)
Description: Survey of British literature from the Middle Ages through the 17th century.
ENGL 3153 - Survey of British Literature II**
3 credit hour(s)
(Spring)
Description: Survey of British literature from the Restoration through the Romantic periods.
ENGL 3163 - Survey of British Literature III**
3 credit hour(s)
(Fall)
Description: Survey of British literature from the Victorian period through the present.
ENGL 3173 - Survey of American Literature I**
3 credit hour(s)
(Fall)
Description: American literature from colonial times to Whitman.
ENGL 3183 - Survey of American Literature II**
3 credit hour(s)
(Spring)
Description: American literature from Twain to the present.
ENGL 3223 - Technical Editing and Production
3 credit hour(s)
(Offered as Needed)
Prerequisite: Engl 3023. Study of the editing and design of paper and electronic documents as applicable to students' majors.
ENGL 3242 - Poetry**
2 credit hour(s)
(Fall)
Description: Types of poetry and underlying principles of English verse.
ENGL 3353 - World Literature**
3 credit hour(s)
(Fall)
Description: Representative world masterpieces of ancient, classical, Renaissance, and modern literature in translation.
ENGL 3363 - Selected Topics**
3 credit hour(s)
Description: Reading and discussion in world literature. May be taken more than once with content change.
ENGL 3883 - Shakespeare**
3 credit hour(s)
(Fall)
Description: Shakespeare's major plays.
ENGL 4000 - Problems in English**
3 - 1 credit hour(s)
Description: Problems and/or independent study course in English. May be taken more than once with varying topics and/or assignments and/orneeds.
ENGL 4002 - Seminar**
2 credit hour(s)
(Offered as Needed)
Description: Topic: Instructor's choice. May be taken more than once because of varying topics and reading lists.
ENGL 4123 - Advanced Composition
3 credit hour(s)
(Spring)
Prerequisite: Engl 1213 and 3123. Various structures of advanced writing with frequent student writing contributions.
ENGL 4223 - Advanced Technical Writing
3 credit hour(s)
(Offered as Needed)
Prerequisite: Engl 3123 and 3023. Study of the elements of visual design in professional communication.
ENGL 4313 - Methods and Materials of Teaching Middle and Secondary English
3 credit hour(s)
Prerequisite: Admittance to the Teacher Education Program. Current trends and traditional theories for teaching English; practice in
Description: developing and teaching units which involve all areas of English: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Required of Englishteacher education candidates.
ENGL 4322 - Methods and Management in Teaching Middle and Secondary English
3 credit hour(s)
Prerequisite: Admittance to the Teacher Education Program. Materials, methods, and classroom procedures as they relate to teaching
Description: at the secondary level.
ENGL 4432 - Analysis of Modern Drama**
2 credit hour(s)
(Spring)
Prerequisite: Comm 2423 or Engl/Hum 2413 or consent of instructor. Analysis of selected modern dramas to show the repetition
Description: and continuation of historical forms as well as an indication of the trends in contemporary dramatic writing through the study ofprofessional theater critiques.
ENGL 4433 - Game Writing
0 credit hour(s)
Prerequisite: Engl 1213. Students develop writing skills appropriate for the gaming world. Students will focus on how characters
Description: and stories are developed for games by studying stories from various genres and media; students will apply what they learn to developtheir own characters and stories for games.