Mount Vernon Nazarene University

Mount Vernon Nazarene University

English

Faculty

Dorothea R. Hawthorne, PhD

Kevin G. Hawthorne, PhD

Anderson M. Rearick III, PhD

Yvonne R. Schultz, PhD

W. Brett Wiley, PhD

David M. Wilkes, PhD

English Program Objectives

The courses and curriculum of the English program are designed to achieve the following student outcomes:

  • To prepare graduates to pursue careers in higher education, postsecondary education, law, library science, and linguistics
  • To instill a deep appreciation for the truth and beauty of canonical and contemporary literature
  • To equip students to read/write/speak critically and confidently
  • To examine literature and life from a distinctly Christian perspective
  • To understand the theoretical paradigms that inform our contemporary world

English Departmental Programs

Bachelor of Arts in English

Required Courses

ENG2033 Introduction to Literary Studies

3

ENG2073G English Literature I

3

ENG2083G English Literature II

3

ENG2103G American Literature I

3

ENG2113G American Literature II

3

ENG2123G World Literature I

3

ENG2133G World Literature II

3

ENG3033 Shakespeare

3

ENG3123 Contemporary Literature

3

ENG3143 The American Novel

3

ENG3153 The British Novel

3

ENG4003 Literary Criticism and Theory

3

ENG4063 Traditional and Modern Grammars

3

ENG4089 Special Topics in Literature*

6

ENG4093 English Capstone

3

Total

48 Hours

*The student must complete two enrollments.

The student with a major in English must complete a minor in another discipline.

Bachelor of Arts in Integrated Language Arts Education

Note: Students who wish to teach in adolescent to young adult education, in multi-age education, or in career-technical settings must complete general education and professional education courses which are listed in the School of Education and Professional Studies section of this catalog.

Required Courses

ENG1083G College Writing

3

ENG2033 Introduction to Literary Studies

3

ENG2073G English Literature I

3

ENG2083G English Literature II

3

ENG2103G American Literature I

3

ENG2113G American Literature II

3

ENG2123G World Literature I

3

MCE3023 Adolescent Literature

3

ENG3033 Shakespeare

3

ENG3133 Introduction to Linguistics

3

ENG4002 Content Area Teaching Methods in Language Arts

2

ENG4003 Literary Criticism and Theory

3

ENG4063 Traditional and Modern Grammars

3

ENG4093 English Capstone

3

COM1023G Public Speaking

3

COM4033 Play Production

3

Select one of the following

3

ENG2133G World Literature II

 

ENG3123 Contemporary Literature

 

ENG4089 Special Topics in Literature

 

Select one of the following practicum courses

2

CRW3082G Practicum in Creative Writing: Literary Magazine

 

JOU2082 Journalism Practicum: Yearbook

 

JOU2092 Journalism Practicum: Newspaper

 

JOU3082 Advanced Journalism Practicum: Yearbook

 

JOU3092 Advanced Journalism Practicum: Newspaper

 

Required Education Courses

46

Total

98 Hours

Creative Writing Minor

Required Courses

CRW2143G Creative Writing

3

ENG3123 Contemporary Literature

3

aCOM3032 Media Writing

2

CRW3082G Practicum in Creative Writing: Literary Magazine

2

Choose three Creative Writing Special Topics

9

Non-repeatable topics include but are not limited to:

 

Young Adult & Children’s Literature

 

Poetry

 

Science Fiction & Fantasy

 

The Novel

 

Creative Nonfiction

 

Travel Writing

 

Total:

19 Hours

English Minor

Required Courses

ENG3033 Shakespeare

3

Select 9 credit hours from the following survey courses:

9

ENG2073G English Literature I

 

ENG2083G English Literature II

 

ENG2103G American Literature I

 

ENG2113G American Literature II

 

ENG2123G World Literature I

 

ENG2133G World Literature II

 

Select 6 credit hours from the following:

6

ENG2043G Literary Landscapes

 

CRW2143G Creative Writing

 

ENG3123 Contemporary Literature

 

ENG3133 Introduction to Linguistics

 

ENG3143 The American Novel

 

ENG3153 The British Novel

 

ENG4003 Literary Criticism and Theory

 

ENG4063 Traditional and Modern Grammars

 

ENG4089 Special Topics in Literature

 

Total

18 Hours

Teaching English as a Second or Other Language Minor

Required Courses

ENG3133 Introduction to Linguistics

3

ENG4063 Traditional and Modern Grammars

3

aICS2003G Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

3

aTSL4003 TESOL: Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment

3

aTSL4071 TESOL Practicum

1

Select one of the following

2-4

EDU3064G Education and Cultural Diversity

 

ICS2042G Global Diversity and Intercultural Understanding

 

SWK2003G Cultural and Human Diversity

 

Select one of the following

3

ICS1013 Foundations of Missions

 

aPHI2063G World Religions

 

Total

18-20 Hours