English and Composition

English and Composition

Professors: Sarah Dangelantonio, Donna Decker
Associate Professors: Jess Landis, Zan Walker-Goncalves, Alan Schulte

A Bachelor of Arts degree is offered in English for traditional students.

A minor is offered in English.

The mission of the English Department is to engage students in the rich heritage of the written word. The curriculum provides for this engagement through the study of literature and of creative writing, with the intention of integrating these two dimensions of literary experience. Our program also cultivates diversity: of historical periods and cultural traditions of literature; of genres and styles of creative writing; of critical and craft approaches, instructional methods, and academic skills development. 

Graduates in English will be prepared to contribute to a range of career fields, act as educated citizens, and enrich their own and others’ experience of life.

Specific program learning goals are ranged in the following categories:
• Literary Knowledge;
• Language in Literature;
• Interpretation;
• Research and Presentation;
• Expression;
• Creative Writing;
• Literature and Life

Student progress toward the achievement of these goals is measured through the contents of an electronic portfolio, required of all English majors. Students  who  intend  to  teach  English  in  high  school  should  refer  to the School of Education for information on the Secondary Teacher Certification program.


Bachelor of Arts Major Requirements

In addition to all graduation requirements, the English core requirements, plus appropriate electives for their track must be completed to earn the degree. No more than 6 credits total of EN150/250/350/450 may be used for the major. The English Major offers a choice of three tracks: Creative Writing, Education, and Literature.

English Core — 21 credits

EN203 Introduction to British Literature  3 credits
EN204 Introduction to American Literature 3 credits 
EN210 Introduction to Literary Studies    3 credits
EN313 Shakespeare

Pick 3 EN creative writing course: choose from the list below 3 credits 

EN209 Introduction to Creative Nonfiction 3 credits 
EN232 The Teaching of Writing 3 credits 
EN235 Fiction Workshop 3 credits
EN237 Poetry Workshop 3 credits
EN241 Editing and Publishing 3 credits 
EN357 How to Write a Blog 3 credits
EN358 Northern New England Review 3 credits
EN359 Nevermore 3 credits


EN225 Sophomore Assessment Seminar 1 credit
EN485 Senior Assessment Seminar 2 credits
EN492 English Research and Writing Seminar 3 credits.

Creative Writing Track — 24 credits
At least six courses from the following list are required. In addition, two literature electives are required.
EN209         Introduction to Creative Nonfiction 3 credits
EN232         The Teaching of Writing 3 credits
EN235         Fiction Workshop 3 credits
EN237         Poetry Workshop 3 credits
EN357         How to Write a Blog 3 credits
EN358        Northern New England Review 3 credits
EN359        Nevermore
EN417         Advanced Fiction Workshop 3 credits

EN421         Advanced Poetry Workshop 3 credit

Education Track (for Elementary & Secondary Education Majors) — 27 credits

The following courses are required. 

EN232 The Teaching of Writing  3 credits 


Choose three of the four courses listed below: 
EN110 Many Voices: Multicultural Literature  3 credits 
EN 117 Buddies, Bullies, and Bodies: Young Adult Literature 3 credits
EN215 Slavery: Literature and Legacy  3 credits
EN270 Eve Was Framed: Women Writers 3 credits

At least five electives (15 credits), no more than one at the 100-level; at least two British Literature and two American Literature. In the courses selected there must be at least one that covers each of the following genres: Fiction and Poetry.

Literature Track — 24 credits 
At least eight electives (24 credits), only one of which may be at the 100-level; at least three British Literature and three American Literature, varied in historical period.

EN110 Many Voices: Multicultural Literature 3 credits
EN115 Banned Books 3 credits
EN117 Buddies, Bullies, and Bodies: Young Adult Literature 3 credits 
EN215 Slavery: Literature and Legacy 3 credits 
EN251 Us vs. Them: Introduction to Law and Literature 3 credits 
EN270 Eve Was Framed: Women Writers 3 credits
EN303 Epic and Romance 3 credits
EN304 Chaucer 3 credits
EN313 Shakespeare 3 credits
EN321 English Romanticism and Its Legacy 3 credits
EN335 Modern and Contemporary British Literature 3 credits 
EN342 American Novel to 1900 3 credits
EN343 American Short Story 3 credits
EN347 Rise of the Novel 3 credits
EN354 American Poetry 3 credits
EN355 Modern and Contemporary American Fiction 3 credits 
EN391 Internship in English 1-6 credits
EN491 Internship in English 1-6 credits
EN492 English Research and Writing Seminar 3 credits
EN150 Special Topics in English 3 credits
EN250 Special Topics in English 3 credits
EN350 Special Topics in English 3 credits
EN450 Special Topics in English 3 credits

Minor Requirements
Minor in English — 18 credits
EN203 Introduction to British Literature 3 credits or
EN204 Introduction to American Literature 3 credits
EN210 Introduction to Literary Studies 3 credits 

One creative writing course
At least three electives in English (creative writing or literature courses),
one at the 300-level or above, no more than one at the 100-level 9 credits

Recommended Curriculum Guide - English

First Year

Fall Semester

Credits

Spring Semester

Credits

EN___

English Elective

3

EN204

Introduction to American Literature

3

GLE101

First-Year Inquiry Seminar

3

EN___

English Elective

3

GLE110

First-Year Composition

3

_______

GLE Math or GLE Elective

3

_______

GLE Elective

3

______

GLE Elective

3

______

Elective

3

______

Elective

3

 

 Total

15

 

 Total

15

Second Year

Fall Semester

Credits

Spring Semester

Credits

EN203

Introduction to British Literature

3

EN220

Introduction to Creative Writing

3

EN210

Introduction to Literary Studies

3

GLE230

Second-Year Composition

3

EN225

Sophomore Assessment Seminar

1

______

GLE Lab Science II

4

______

GLE Lab Science I

4

______

GLE Elective

3

______

GLE Elective

3

______

Elective

3

______

GLE Elective

3

 

 

 

 

 Total

17

 

 Total

16

Third Year

Fall Semester

Credits

Spring Semester

Credits

EN___

English Elective

3

EN___

English Elective

3

EN___

English Elective

3

EN___

English Elective

3

______

GLE Elective

3

______

GLE Elective

3

______

Elective*

3

______

Elective*

3

______

Elective

3

______

Elective

3

 

 Total

15

 

 Total

15


Fourth Year

Fall Semester

Credits

Spring Semester

Credits

EN485

Senior Assessment Seminar

2

EN492

The Senior Seminar

3

EN___

English Elective

3

EN___

English Elective

3

EN___

English Elective

3

______

Elective*

3

EN___

English Elective

3

______

Elective

3

______

Elective

3

______

Elective

3

 

 Total

14

 

 Total

15

 

 

 

 

Total Credits

122

*One or more additional electives may be needed to fulfill general education requirements. See General and Liberal Education (GLE).

 

Program Courses

EN010 Eng Comp Oral Exam-Lit Tk
EN020 Eng Comp Exam - Wrk Trk
EN203 Intro British Literature
EN204 Intro American Literature
EN210 Literary Studies
EN220 Intro Creative Writing
EN225 Sophomore Assessment Sem
EN485 Senior Assessment Sem
EN492 English Res/Writ Seminar

The English/Business 3+1 

Program offers motivated students the opportunity to complete their undergraduate English degree in just three years and their Business graduate degree in one year, enabling them to enter the job market earlier with two degrees, a BA and an MBA. This opportunity is for students who have a record of strong academic achievement and a desire to advance their education. The program hones skills that include oral and written communication, problem solving, critical reading and thinking, and team work. 

English/MBA  English Creative Writing Track Curriculum Guide

 

Year 1

Semester 1

Semester 2

GLE101 First-Year Inquiry                               3 credits

AD GLE                                                        3 credits                              

GLE110 First-Year Composition                      3 credits            

EN220 Intro Creative Writing                        3 credits              

EN210 Intro Lit Studies                                   3 credits              

EN204 Intro American                                  3 credits              

EN1XX elective (EN and GLE HM)               3 credits                

AC101                                                            3 credits                          

MT260 Statistics                                               3 credits                

SS GLE ET101                                              3 credits                           

Online #6 (optional) elective                            3 credits          

Online #6 GLE HM                                      3 credits                          

                                                                       18 credits

                                                                     18 credits

Winter/Summer/Online Overload to equal 6 additional courses over 3 years

Year 2

Semester 3

Semester 4

EN203 Intro British                                          3 credits                           

EN225 EN Sophomore Assessment               1 credit                           

GLE230 Second-Year Composition                  3 credits                           

EN313 Shakespeare                                         3 credits                           

ENXXX Creative Writing Elective                   3 credits                           

ENXXX Creative Writing Elective                  3 credits                           

CIT140                                                             3 credits                           

ENXXX American/Brit Elective  (can float)   3 credits                           

NS GLE                                                           4 credits                            

NS GLE                                                          4 credits     

 

FM224 or MN201 or MK201 (pick 1)             3 credits

                                                                       16 credits

                                                                      17 credits

Winter/Summer as needed

Year 3

Semester 5

Semester 6

EN492 Senior Seminar                                    3 credits                           

EN485 Senior Assessment                              2 credits                           

ENXXX Creative Writing Elective                  3 credits                           

ENXXX NNER                                             0 credits                                                    

ENXXX Nevermore                                       3 credits                           

EN010 English Comp Exam                          3 credits                                           

AD GLE                                                         3 credits                                      

ENXXX Creative Writing Elective                 3 credits                        

GM510  Seminar in Leadership                       3 credits                           

HM GLE (not EN prefix)                              3 credits                           

 Online #6 (optional) elective                          3 credits                           

SS GLE (not ET prefix)                                 3 credits                            

 

GM520 Legal & Ethical Issues in Orgs           3 credits                           

                                                                      18 credits

                                                                     17 credits

Winter/Summer as needed to be at 120 minimum

Year 4.5

Grad Term 1

Grad Term 2

Grad Term 3

Grad Term 4

GM540 Organizational Behavior

GM543 Econ for Managers

GM562 Marketing Management

Elective MBA*

GM542 Quantitative & Research Techniques for Leaders

GM561 Financial Management

GM564 Operations Management for Leaders

Elective MBA*

 

Grad Term 1

Grad Term 2

Grad Term 3

Grad Term 4

Elective MBA*

GM691 Strategic Management Seminar*

 

 

Elective MBA*

 

 

 

*Electives have been placed in Grad Term 4 of MBA year 1 since GM543, GM561, GM562, and GM564 are not offered that term.  All other courses are offered each term.   GM691 Strategic Management Seminar is normally the last course taken.

English/MBA LIT Track Curriculum Guide

 

Year 1

Semester 1

Semester 2

GLE101 First-Year Inquiry                               3 credits

AD GLE                                                        3 credits

GLE110 First-Year Composition                      3 credits

EN220 Intro Creative Writing                        3 credits

EN210 Intro Lit Studies                                   3 credits

EN204 Intro American                                  3 credits

EN1XX elective (EN and GLE HM)               3 credits

AC101                                                            3 credits

MT260 Statistics                                               3 credits

SS GLE ET101                                              3 credits

Online #6 (optional) elective                            3 credits

Online #6 GLE HM                                      3 credits

                                                                       18 credits

                                                                     18 credits

Winter/Summer/Online Overload to equal 6 additional courses over 3 years

Year 2

Semester 3

Semester 4

EN203 Intro British                                          3 credits                           

EN225 EN Sophomore Assessment               1 credit                           

ENXXX American/Brit Elective (can float)     3 credits                           

EN313 Shakespeare                                         3 credits                           

GLE230 Second-Year Composition                  3 credits                            

ENXXX American/Brit Elective (can float)    3 credits                           

CIT140                                                             3 credits                           

ENXXX American/Brit Elective (can float)    3 credits                                     

NS GLE                                                           4 credits                           

NS GLE                                                          4 credits     

 

FM224 or MN201 or MK201 (pick 1)             3 credits

                                                                       16 credits

                                                                      17 credits

Winter/Summer as needed

Year 3

Semester 5

Semester 6

EN492 Senior Seminar                                     3 credits                           

EN485 Senior Assessment                              2 credits                           

ENXXX American/Brit Elective (can float)    3 credits                           

ENXXX American/Brit Elective (can float)   3 credits                           

ENXXX American/Brit Elective                     3 credits                           

EN010 English Comp Exam                          3 credits                                           

AD GLE                                                          3 credits                                     

ENXXX American/Brit Elective (can float)   3 credits                           

GM510  Seminar in Leadership                        3 credits                           

HM GLE (not EN prefix)                               3 credits                           

Online #6 (optional) elective                            3 credits                           

SS GLE (not ET prefix)                                  3 credits                           

 

GM520 Legal & Ethical Issues in Orgs           3 credits                           

                                                                      18 credits

                                                                     17 credits

Winter/Summer as needed to be at 120 minimum

Year 4.5

Grad Term 1

Grad Term 2

Grad Term 3

Grad Term 4

GM540 Organizational Behavior

GM543 Econ for Managers

GM562 Marketing Management

Elective MBA*

GM542 Quantitative & Research Techniques for Leaders

GM561 Financial Management

GM564 Operations Management for Leaders

Elective MBA*

 

Grad Term 1

Grad Term 2

Grad Term 3

Grad Term 4

Elective MBA*

GM691 Strategic Management Seminar*

 

 

Elective MBA*

 

 

 

*Electives have been placed in Grad Term 4 of MBA year 1 since GM543, GM561, GM562, and GM564 are not offered that term.  All other courses are offered each term. GM691 Strategic Management Seminar is normally the last course taken.