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English

Shannon Miller, Department Chair
1038 Anderson Hall
215-204-1756
smiller@temple.edu

Steve Newman, Director of Undergraduate Studies
1030 Anderson Hall
215-204–7561
snewman@temple.edu

10th Floor, Anderson Hall
215-204-7561
www.temple.edu/english/

Requirements for English Major
Requirements for English Minor
Writing Certificate


The English major helps students develop as readers of interesting, complex texts, including literary texts. Majors read writing from a variety of historical contexts and cultures; this experience builds their understanding of the relation between society and language. English majors become critical and reflective readers, aware of the history and development of writing in English. They are also good, inventive writers who are able to analyze problems, do careful and inventive research, argue and evaluate the arguments of others.

The English major is good preparation for a career in writing or editing—of stories, speeches, legal documents, advertising, research projects, poems, grant proposals, essays, or letters. English majors also find careers in publishing and journalism, public relations, business, industry, management, marketing, social services, and government. English is a strong pre-professional major for law, medicine, library science, and teaching, from the elementary to the post-secondary level.

The English department has a distinguished faculty of nationally-known critics, writers, and scholars who will teach you, usually in small classes. You will choose from a range of exciting courses (about forty English courses each semester) and from interdisciplinary programs such as the Five-year Program in English and Education, or a double major in English and any other department throughout the university. Internships are offered with area institutions such as the Temple Press, the University of Pennsylvania Press, the Urban League, WHYY public radio, Philadelphia Magazine, United Way, the Red Cross, Bread and Roses, J. B. Lippincott Publishers, Wachovia Bank, and the Academy of Natural Sciences. The department offers community-based projects, such as the New City Press and our Institute for the Study of Literature, Literacy, and Culture. There is an active program of readings by resident and visiting writers and artists. Students are active in writing and producing literary magazines: Hyphen is published on the main campus, and The Parable at Ambler.


Requirements for the Major

Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
English 2097 Introduction to English Studies 3 WI
English 2201 Survey of English Literature: Beginnings to 1660 3  
English 2202 Survey of English Literature: 1660-1900 3  
English 2301 Survey of American Literature I 3  
English 2302 Survey of American Literature II 3  
English 2000+ level courses Three English Electives 9  
English 3000+ level courses Three English Electives 9  
English 4000-level course One Senior Capstone Course 3 WI*
         
Total     36  
*Indicates writing capstone for the major    

All Temple students must take a minimum of two writing-intensive courses. The specific writing-intensive courses required for this major are listed above and are identified by "WI" in the RCI column.

Distinction in Major

Students need at least a 3.65 GPA in their English courses to earn distinction in major.


Requirements for the Minor

Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
         
Select two Literature Surveys from: 6  
English
English
English
English
2201
2202
2301
2302
Survey of English Literature: Beginnings to 1660
Survey of English Literature: 1660-1900
Survey of American Literature I
Survey of American Literature II
   
         
Select four Electives in English, no more than two of which are in writing
(creative, technical, or business):
 
English   2000- and 3000-level electives 12  
Total     18  


Writing Certificate

Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
         
Select a total of five courses in Writing.  At least one from each area listed below, no more than
three in any single area. All of the courses must average a grade of B or higher.
Advanced Expository and Professional Writing Electives     3-9  
English 2496 Introduction to Non Fiction   WI
English 2596 Writing for Business and Industry   WI
English 2696 Technical Writing   WI
English 2796 Writing the Research Essay   WI
English 3085 Career Internship    
         
Creative Writing       3-9  
English 2196 Creative Writing: Poetry   WI
English 2296 Creative Writing: Fiction   WI
English 2396 Creative Writing: Plays   WI
English 3196 Advanced Creative Writing: Poetry   WI
English 3296 Advanced Creative Writing: Fiction   WI
English 3396 Advanced Creative Writing: Plays   WI
English 3813 Writers at Work    
         
Writing Theory       3-9  
English 2897 Literacy and Society   WI
English 2898 Texts/Cultures of Science   WI
English 3811 Theories of Language and Literacy    
English 3821 Linguistics and Grammar    
English 3822 Semantics    
English 3823 History of the English Language    
English 4196 Studies in Language and Literacy   WI
         
Total     15  

Suggested Semester-by-Semester Plans

Please note that these are suggested academic plans. Depending on your situation, your academic plan may look different.

 

Requirements for New Freshman Students starting in the 2009-2010 Academic Year

Freshman Year – 1st Semester  
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
English 0802, 0812, or 0902 Analytical Reading & Writing 4 GW
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Quantitative Literacy 4 GQ
Foreign Language
1001 Foreign Language (first level) 4  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Race & Diversity 3 GD
Subtotal      15  
   
Freshman Year – 2nd Semester  
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
IH 0851 or 0951 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar I 3 GY
Foreign Language 1002 Foreign Language (second level) 4  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Science & Technology I 3 GS
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Human Behavior 3 GB
English 2097 Introduction to English Studies 3 WI
Subtotal      16  
 
Sophomore Year – 1st Semester  
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Foreign Language/
GenEd
0800+ Foreign Language (third level) or
GenEd World Society Course or
Internationally Focused Course From Approved List
3
GG
IH 0852 or 0952 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II 3 GZ
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Science & Technology II 3 GS
GenEd 08xx or 09xx World Society 3 GG
English 2201 Survey of English Literature Beg.-1660
3  
Any 0800-4999 One Elective in Any School or College 2  
Subtotal      17  
 
Sophomore Year – 2nd Semester  
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Arts 3-4 GA
GenEd 08xx or 09xx U.S. Society 3 GU
English 2000+ One 2000+ English Course 3  
English 2000+ One 2000+ English Course 3  
English 2202 Survey of English Literature 1660-1990 3  
Subtotal      15-16  
 
Junior Year – 1st Semester  
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
CLA/CST 2000+ One 2000+ Social Science/CST Course 3  
English 2000+ One 2000+ English Course 3  
English 3000+ One 3000+ English Course 3  
English 2301 Survey of American Literature I 3  
CLA/CST 0800-4999 Any CLA/CST Elective 3  
Subtotal     15  
 
Junior Year – 2nd Semester  
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
CLA/CST 2000+ One 2000+ Social Science/CST Course 3  
English 3000+ One 3000+ English Course 3  
English 2302 Survey of American Literature II 3  
CLA/CST 2000+ One 2000+ CLA/CST Course 3  
CLA/CST 0800-4999 Any CLA/CST Elective 3  
Subtotal      15  
 
Senior Year – 1st Semester  
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
English 3000+ One 3000+ English Course 3  
CLA/CST 0800-4999 Any CLA/CST Elective 3  
CLA/CST 0800-4999 Any CLA/CST Elective 3  
CLA/CST 0800-4999 Any CLA/CST Elective 3  
CLA/CST 0800-4999 Any CLA/CST Elective 3  
Subtotal      15  
 
Senior Year – 2nd Semester  
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
English 4000+ One 4000+ English Capstone Course
(register with the English Department)
3  
CLA/CST 0800-4999 Any CLA/CST Elective 3  
CLA/CST 0800-4999 Any CLA/CST Elective 3  
CLA/CST 0800-4999 Any CLA/CST Elective 3  
Any 0800-4999 One Elective in Any School or College 3  
Subtotal      15  
         
Degree Total   123  

 

Requirements for New Transfer Students starting in the 2009-2010 Academic Year

Freshman Year – 1st Semester  
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
English 0802, 0812, or 0902 Analytical Reading & Writing 4 CO/GW
Foreign Language 1001 Foreign Language (first level) 4  
Core 0800+ One Quantitative Reasoning A Course 3-4 QA/GQ
Core 0800+ One Arts Course 3-4 AR/GA
Subtotal      14-16  
   
Freshman Year – 2nd Semester  
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
IH 0851 or 0951 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar I 3 IA/GY
Foreign Language 1002 Foreign Language (second level) 4  
Core 0800+ One Quantitative Reasoning B Course 3-4 QB/GQ
Core 1000+ One Science & Technology A Course
3-4 SA
English 2097 Introduction to English Studies 3 WI
Subtotal      16-18  
 
Sophomore Year – 1st Semester  
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Foreign Language/
Core
0800+ Foreign Language (third level) or
International Studies course
3
IS/GG
IH 0852 or 0952 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II 3 IB/GZ
Core 0800+ One Science & Technology B Course
3-4 SB/GS
Core 0800+ One American Culture Course 3 AC/GU
English 2201 Survey of English Literature: Beginnings to 1660 3  
Subtotal      15-16  
 
Sophomore Year – 2nd Semester  
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Core 0800+ One Individual and Society Course 3 IN/GB
Core 0800+ One Studies in Race Course 3 RS/GD
Core 0800+ One International Studies Course 3 IS/GG
English 2202 Survey of English Literature 1660-1900 3  
English 2000+ One 2000+ English Course 3  
Any 0800-4999 One Elective in Any School or College 2-3  
Subtotal      17-18  
 
Junior Year – 1st Semester  
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
CLA/CST 2000+ One 2000+ Social Science/CST Course 3  
English 2301 Survey of American Literature I 3  
English 2000+ One 2000+ English Course 3  
English 3000+ One 3000+ English Course 3  
CLA/CST 0800-4999 Any CLA/CST Elective 3  
Subtotal     15  
 
Junior Year – 2nd Semester  
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
CLA/CST 2000+ One 2000+ Social Science/CST Course 3  
English 2302 Survey of American Literature II 3  
English 2000+ One 2000+ English Course 3  
English 3000+ One 3000+ English Course 3  
CLA/CST 0800-4999 Any CLA/CST Elective 3  
Any 0800-4999 One Elective in Any School or College 1-3  
Subtotal      16-18  
 
Senior Year – 1st Semester  
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
English 3000+ One 3000+ English Course 3  
CLA/CST 1000-4999 One CLA/CST Writing-Intensive Course 3 WI
CLA/CST 0800-4999 Any CLA/CST Elective 3  
CLA/CST 0800-4999 Any CLA/CST Elective 3  
CLA/CST 0800-4999 Any CLA/CST Elective 3  
Subtotal      15  
 
Senior Year – 2nd Semester  
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
English 4000+ One 4000+ English Capstone Course
(register with the English Department)
3 WI
CLA/CST 2000+ One 2000+ CLA/CST Course 3  
CLA/CST 0800-4999 Any CLA/CST Elective 3  
CLA/CST 0800-4999 Any CLA/CST Elective 3  
CLA/CST 0800-4999 Any CLA/CST Elective 3  
Subtotal      15  
         
Degree Total   123  


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