Undergraduate Catalog 2020-2021

English (7-12) (BA)

For admission and continuation in the English 7-12 Bachelor of Arts and all Adolescence Education courses students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Students wishing to be recommended by the College for certification must successfully complete the education sequence.  In order to finish the sequence in two years it is recommended that students begin coursework at the beginning of their junior year.

The Department offers four concentrations in the English 7-12 Bachelor of Arts degree program. They are: Literature, Writing, Linguistics, and Dramatic Literature.

General Education Requirements 42 credits 
Major Requirements 68-72 credits 
Electives
6-10 credits
Total Credits Required 120

Major Requirements: English 7-12 Writing Concentration

ENL 290Introduction to Literary Studies(RLA)

4

ENL 300British and American Literary Traditions I(RLA)

4

ENL 310World Literature in Contexts(RLA)

4

Twenty credits in ENL Writing Coures include 12 credits at or above the 300-level

Remaining Courses

12

ARB/ASL/CHN/FRN/ITL/SPNDemonstration of proficiency in a foreign language through the Intermediate level 213 or above

0-4

 

Adolescence Education Sequence (24 credits)

EDS 201Social Foundations of Secondary Education(RLA)

4

EDS 202Psychological Foundations of Secondary Education(RLA)

4

EDS 302The Pedagogy of Secondary School in English(RNL)

4

EDS 316The Secondary School Curriculum in English(RNL)

4

EDS 400Student Teaching in Secondary Education(RNL)

6

EDS 401Reflection and Analysis in Student Teaching in Secondary Education(RNL)

2

Students are strongly encouraged to enroll in ENL 267.  Depending on course choice, this may be a prerequisite for a writing course at or above the 300-level.

Of the remaining courses (twelve credits) English majors in the Adolescence Education sequence are required to take ENL 323 and either LING 201 or LING 301 and any additional course in Linguistics (LING 201/LING 300-Level or higher), Literature (ENL), Dramatic Literature (ENL), or Writing (ENL).

Major Requirements: English 7-12 Literature Concentration

ENL 290Introduction to Literary Studies(RLA)

4

ENL 300British and American Literary Traditions I(RLA)

4

ENL 310World Literature in Contexts(RLA)

4

Literary Coverage Area*

20

Remaining Courses

12

ARB/ASL/CHN/FRN/ITL/SPNDemonstration of proficiency in a foreign language through the Intermediate level 213 or above

0-4

 

Adolescence Education Sequence (24 credits)

EDS 201Social Foundations of Secondary Education(RLA)

4

EDS 202Psychological Foundations of Secondary Education(RLA)

4

EDS 302The Pedagogy of Secondary School in English(RNL)

4

EDS 316The Secondary School Curriculum in English(RNL)

4

EDS 400Student Teaching in Secondary Education(RNL)

6

EDS 401Reflection and Analysis in Student Teaching in Secondary Education(RNL)

2

*Students must take one ENL course in each of the following literary coverage areas, and no course may satisfy more than one coverage area. At least one of the courses must be pre-1800.

  1. British literature (including period, movement or major figure).
  2. American literature (including period, movement or major figure)
  3. Literature in translation (including period, movement, or major figure)
  4. Literature written by women, American minorities, or writers in Asia (including the Middle East), Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean (including period, movement, or major figure)
  5. Genre or theme. ENL 323 (Coming of Age Narratives), which falls under this category, is strongly recommended for English majors in the Adolescence Education Sequence.

Of the remaining courses (twelve credits) English majors in the Adolescence Education sequence are required to take ENL 323 and either LING 201 or LING 301 and any additional course in Linguistics (LING 201/LING 300-Level or higher), Literature (ENL), Dramatic Literature (ENL), or Writing (ENL).

 

 

Major Requirements: English 7-12 Dramatic Literature Concentration

ENL 290Introduction to Literary Studies(RLA)

4

ENL 300British and American Literary Traditions I(RLA)

4

ENL 310World Literature in Contexts(RLA)

4

Remaining Courses

12

ARB/ASL/CHN/FRN/ITL/SPNDemonstration of proficiency in a foreign language through the Intermediate level 213 or above

0-4

Twelve credits in Dramatic Literature courses chosen from the following

NOTE: One pre-1800 course is required and one post-1800 course is required

ENL 361The Early Shakespeare(RLA)

4

ENL 362The Later Shakespeare(RLA)

4

ENL 354English Drama to 1800(RLA)

4

ENL 355Modern European Drama(RLA)

4

ENL 356American Drama(RLA)

4

ENL 357World Drama to 1800(RLA)

4

ENL 358World Drama since 1800(RLA)

4

ENL 359Contemporary Drama(RLA)

4

FRN 426/DRA 426Classical French Drama(CO)(TALA)

4

SPN 345/DRA 425Spanish Theater(RLA)(TALA)

4

SPN 425/DRA 425The Golden Age of Spanish Drama(RLA)

4

ENL 272Playwriting I(RLA)

4

ENL 373Craft of Playwriting(RLA)

4

Eight credits of Drama Courses chosen from the following:

DRA 110Acting I(RNL)

4

DRA 141Theater Production(RNL)

3

DRA 142Theater Production Lab(RNL)

1

DRA 210Acting II(RNL)

4

DRA 213

DRA 217Voice and Diction for Performance Communication(RNL)

4

DRA 221Topics on Production(RNL)

4

DRA 230

DRA 272Performance Histories (Ancient to Early Modern)(RLA)

4

DRA 321Directing(RNL)

4

 

Adolescence Education Sequence (24 credits)

EDS 201Social Foundations of Secondary Education(RLA)

4

EDS 202Psychological Foundations of Secondary Education(RLA)

4

EDS 302The Pedagogy of Secondary School in English(RNL)

4

EDS 316The Secondary School Curriculum in English(RNL)

4

EDS 400Student Teaching in Secondary Education(RNL)

6

EDS 401Reflection and Analysis in Student Teaching in Secondary Education(RNL)

2

The remaining course may be Linguistics (LING 201/LING 300-level or higher), Literature (ENL), Dramatic Literature (ENL), or Writing (ENL).

English majors in the Adolescence Education sequence are required to take ENL 323 and either LING 201 or LING 301. Students in the Literature, Writing, or Linguistics options planning to complete the Adolescence Education sequence may count the required education courses as electives.

 

Major Requirements: English 7-12 Linguistics Concentration

LING 301Introduction to Linguistics(RLA)

4

LING 302Phonetics(RLA)

4

LING 304Syntax I(RLA)

4

Five additional Linguistics courses (chosen from LING 201/LING 300-level or higher

20

Remaining Courses

12

ARB/ASL/CHN/FRN/ITL/SPNDemonstration of proficiency in a foreign language through the Intermediate level 213 or above

0-4

 

Adolescence Education Sequence (24 credits)

EDS 201Social Foundations of Secondary Education(RLA)

4

EDS 202Psychological Foundations of Secondary Education(RLA)

4

EDS 302The Pedagogy of Secondary School in English(RNL)

4

EDS 316The Secondary School Curriculum in English(RNL)

4

EDS 400Student Teaching in Secondary Education(RNL)

6

EDS 401Reflection and Analysis in Student Teaching in Secondary Education(RNL)

2

Of the remaining courses (twelve credits) English majors in the Adolescence Education sequence are required to take ENL 323 and either LING 201 or LING 301 and any additional course in Linguistics (LING 201/LING 300-Level or higher), Literature (ENL), Dramatic Literature (ENL), or Writing (ENL).

Total Credit Hours: 68-72

General Criteria for Entry into the Education Sequences
Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above to enroll in introductory (foundations) education courses (EDS 201, EDS 202). Students whose GPAs are below 3.0 but above 2.9 may appeal for special permission to enroll in an introductory foundations course. All students apply for admission to an educational sequence while enrolled in one of the 200-level foundations courses listed above. Applicants must have already taken the NYSTCE Academic Literacy and Skills Test (ALST). Students who are denied admission to the an educational sequence may appeal the decision. Instructions for the appeal processes, including deadlines, are available in the School of Education office located in Building 3S, Room 208.
Criteria for Continuing in the Educational Sequences
Students must develop and maintain a program portfolio as outlined in the program handbook. Students must earn a C+ or above in each education class. Students must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 throughout the program.

Prerequisite Advisory

EDS 202 has a prerequisite of three credits in psychology.  PSY 100, which also satisfies the Individual and Society general education requirement, is strongly recommended.
NYS Certification Requirement
EDP 220 is a requirement for NYS Certification and may also be used to satisfy the social science general education requirement. Students are encouraged to take this course prior to graduation.

Department Policy for Independent Studies

In order to take an Independent Study, students must have completed a minimum of 24 credits in the major with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Students may take no more than 8 credits of Independent Studies in the major. Applications for Independent Studies must be completed and submitted to the department chair by 5:00 pm on Friday at the end of the first full week of the semester in which the student is to complete the study. No Independent Studies may be offered during the winter and summer sessions.

Total Credit Hours: 120