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Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Madonna University
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Livonia, Michigan 48150-1176
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English Language and Literature Plan of Study

English Language and Literature Minor
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English Language and Literature Minor

   

   Minor Courses (22 cr. to be chosen)

   
      EDU 4421   Seminar for English Minors 1 cr.  Methods and materials relevant for candidates who will be taking the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification in secondary English. Of special interest to those with a minor in English and a major in a non-English language arts field. 
      ENG 2080   Approaches to Grammar 3 cr.  A linguistics course providing an historical sketch of the development of the English language and treating the interplay between theory of language and approaches to the study of grammar. By analyzing English phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics, the course shows the changing nature of language and emphasizes how that change is influenced by politics and culture. The effects of dialect and register on communication in English are explored. Applications to teaching grammar in elementary and secondary settings are examined. 
      ENG 2230   World Literature 3 cr.  An introduction to representative literary works, both Western and non-Western, reflecting the distinctive ideals, values, and attitudes of various eras and civilizations. 
      ENG 2620   Language and Culture 3 cr.  How and why people communicate in the ways they do. Habitual talking, listening, and writing behaviors of individuals and groups, as well as the influences of home, community, and culture on the language structures and language uses of individuals. Culture, as it influences linguistic preference, are considered, along with methods of semiotic and discursal analysis. 
      ENG 2700   Critical Writing and Literary Analysis 3 cr.  An introduction to critical writing and literary theory and criticism. Addresses the major frameworks of literary criticism that have emerged in Western critical theory. Prerequisite: WRT 1020. Recommended during second year of major. 

      ENG 3110/3120 Option (3 cr. to be chosen)

   
         ENG 3110   American Literature I: Beginnings to the Civil War 3 cr.  A study of American literature from the pre-colonial era to the Civil War, with an overview of relevant forms, genres, and historical contexts. Explore the diverse elements of the American experience during this time period. 
         ENG 3120   American Literature II: The Post-Civil War to the Present 3 cr.  A study of American literature from the Post-Civil War to the present, with an overview of relevant forms, genres, and historical contexts. Explores the changing values and concerns of American society as reflected in its literature from the mid-nineteenth century to twenty-first century. 

      ENG 3630/3640 Option (3 cr. to be chosen)

   
         ENG 3630   British Literature I: Medieval to Renaissance 3 cr.  A study of British literature from the early Middle Ages to the late Renaissance. Provides an overview of relevant forms, genres, and historical contexts, including representative works of Old and Middle English as well as Renaissance epic, lyric, and drama. Considers the influences of classical literature, the Reformation, and the English civil war. 
         ENG 3640   British Literature II: Restoration to the Present 3 cr.  A study of British literature from 1667 to the present. An overview of relevant forms, genres, and historical contexts. Explores the Regency, Romantic, Victorian, Modernist, post-Modernist, and contemporary periods. 

      ENG 4450/4460 Option (3 cr. to be chosen)

   
         ENG 4450   African American Literature 3 cr.  A study of African American literature including both oral and written traditions. Emphasis is placed on canonical writers and texts in historical context. 
         ENG 4460   Ethnic American Literature 3 cr.  Focus on literature from various minority populations in America. Course content includes, but is not limited to, African American, Asian American, Arab American, Latino American, and Native American authors. Emphasis placed on the unique facets of each type of literature, as well as themes and experiences common to all ethnic groups in America. 
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