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Undergraduate Admissions Information
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Madonna University
36600 Schoolcraft Road
Livonia, Michigan 48150-1176
(734) 432-5339 or (800) 852-4951, ext. 5339
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Email: admissions@madonna.edu

English Major: Bach Arts | English Minor
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English Major: Bach Arts    
   Major Courses (36 cr. to be chosen)    
      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 2950   A survey of the most vital thinking about the meaning and form of literature from classical philosophy to contemporary critical theory, with a special emphasis on lucid and practical application of these ideas to literary texts. 
      ENG 3010/3020 Option (4 cr. to be chosen)    
         ENG 3010   A survey of the wiritngs of the most influential and significant figures in American literature. Readings will consider various genres and a historicially and culturally wide range of authors. 
         ENG 3020    
      ENG 3610/3620 Option (4 cr. to be chosen)    
         ENG 3610   A survey of the wiritngs of the most influential and significant figures in British literature. Readings will consider various genres and a historically and culturally wide range of authors. 
         ENG 3620    
      ENG 3540/4540/4550 Option (4 cr. to be chosen)    
         ENG 3540   American Folklore and Literature 4 cr.  Study and practice of the methods used to analyze folklore examine folkloristics as a discipline, and explore the relationship between folklore and literature. Students read and write about works of American literature in which folkloric phenomena have been simulated and transformed by American writers for literary purposes, and complete a collection project. 
         ENG 4540    
         ENG 4550    
      ENG 4750   Studies in Literature 4 cr.  Topics in literature vary on a semester basis. Seminar is required of English majors but is open to all students. 
      ENG 4950   Senior Seminar 3 cr.  Capstone course for senior-level students. Students construct portfolios of their academic and professional work in their respective programs of study, reconsider their liberal arts education, and conduct research on topics in their majors as part of an information literacy curriculum. In keeping with the need for technological literacy, students create electronic portfolios. Must be taken in final twenty hours of the degree program. 
      Major electives (10 cr. to be chosen)    
         ENG 2090   A history of the English Language, semantics, grammar and usage. An examination of the social, historical, political and cultural factors influencing language change. 
         COM 2550   Oral Interpretation of Literature (COM*/ENG) 3 cr.  The skills of expressive reading to elicit listener response to the text, using vocal and physical expression. Prose, poetry, and drama analyzed for meaning and mood. 
         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 3000    
         ENG 3540   American Folklore and Literature 4 cr.  Study and practice of the methods used to analyze folklore examine folkloristics as a discipline, and explore the relationship between folklore and literature. Students read and write about works of American literature in which folkloric phenomena have been simulated and transformed by American writers for literary purposes, and complete a collection project. 
         ENG 3550   StAb: Italy 4 cr.   
         ENG 3710   Contemporary Literature 4 cr.  A study of contemporary authors who may be classified as Modernist or Postmodern; figures may include principal ethnic and minority writers. 
         ENG 4170   Special Topics in English 1 cr. (Not To Exceed 4 cr.)   
         ENG 4180   Special Topics in English 1 cr. (Not To Exceed 4 cr.)   
         ENG 4190   Special Topics in English 1 cr. (Not To Exceed 4 cr.)   
         ENG 4210   Time and Literature (ENG*/HIS) 4 cr.  Interdisciplinary analysis of a particular period, event, or personality in terms of the human dilemmas and choices which are confronted. 
         ENG 4240   Cultural Issues in Contemporary Literature and Film 1 cr.  Interdisciplinary examinations of contemporary cultural issues through literature and film. May be repeated for credit with new topic. Four completed offerings accumulate to meet University core Goal UC-3B. 
         ENG 4380    
         ENG 4540    
         ENG 4550    
         JRN 1320   News Reporting (JRN*/WRT) 3 cr.  Organization of the modern news organization; news values and news sources; structure of the news story; practical training in gathering and writing news stories for print and digital distribution. 
         WRT 2050   Creative Writing 3 cr.  Writing and study of poetry, fiction, and plays at an introductory level. Includes discussion, writers’ workshops, and regular conferences with the instructor. Students contribute to the production of a class electronic publication. Prerequisite: WRT 1020. 
         WRT 2440   Technical Writing 3 cr.  Theory and application of technical writing principles. Topics include an introduction to the technical communication environment, ethical and legal considerations, the basics of writing and analyzing technical documents, collaborative writing, and design principles for documents and Web sites. Students create a variety of technical documents for inclusion in their final e-portfolios. Prerequisite: WRT 1020 or equivalent. 
         WRT 3100   Advanced Composition 3 cr.  Advanced study and application of the rhetorical elements of invention, form, and style in nonfiction writing. Emphasis on strategy and style in appealing to a variety of audiences. Class meetings include writers’ workshop format. Prerequisite: WRT 1020. 
         WRT 3260   Business & Professional Writing (BUS/WRT*) 3 cr.  A study of the strategies and stylistic devices which lead to clear, concise, and complete business writing. Various types of business letters, memoranda, proposals, and reports are examined and developed. Prerequisite: WRT 1020. 
         WRT 3440   Advanced Technical Writing 3 cr.  Continued study and application of technical writing principles. Topics include communicating persuasively, designing documents and Web sites, using graphics, evaluating and testing documents and Web sites, and learning key applications for creating a variety of technical documents. Introduction to technical communication software. Students create a variety of technical documents for inclusion in their final e-portfolios. Prerequisite: WRT 2440 or equivalent. 
English Minor    
   Minor Courses (20 cr. to be chosen)    
      ENG 2950   A survey of the most vital thinking about the meaning and form of literature from classical philosophy to contemporary critical theory, with a special emphasis on lucid and practical application of these ideas to literary texts. 
      Literature Electives (16 cr. to be chosen)    
         COM 2550   Oral Interpretation of Literature (COM*/ENG) 3 cr.  The skills of expressive reading to elicit listener response to the text, using vocal and physical expression. Prose, poetry, and drama analyzed for meaning and mood. 
         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 3000    
         ENG 3010   A survey of the wiritngs of the most influential and significant figures in American literature. Readings will consider various genres and a historicially and culturally wide range of authors. 
         ENG 3020    
         ENG 3540   American Folklore and Literature 4 cr.  Study and practice of the methods used to analyze folklore examine folkloristics as a discipline, and explore the relationship between folklore and literature. Students read and write about works of American literature in which folkloric phenomena have been simulated and transformed by American writers for literary purposes, and complete a collection project. 
         ENG 3550   StAb: Italy 4 cr.   
         ENG 3610   A survey of the wiritngs of the most influential and significant figures in British literature. Readings will consider various genres and a historically and culturally wide range of authors. 
         ENG 3620    
         ENG 3710   Contemporary Literature 4 cr.  A study of contemporary authors who may be classified as Modernist or Postmodern; figures may include principal ethnic and minority writers. 
         ENG 4170   Special Topics in English 1 cr. (Not To Exceed 4 cr.)   
         ENG 4180   Special Topics in English 1 cr. (Not To Exceed 4 cr.)   
         ENG 4190   Special Topics in English 1 cr. (Not To Exceed 4 cr.)   
         ENG 4210   Time and Literature (ENG*/HIS) 4 cr.  Interdisciplinary analysis of a particular period, event, or personality in terms of the human dilemmas and choices which are confronted. 
         ENG 4240   Cultural Issues in Contemporary Literature and Film 1 cr.  Interdisciplinary examinations of contemporary cultural issues through literature and film. May be repeated for credit with new topic. Four completed offerings accumulate to meet University core Goal UC-3B. 
         ENG 4380    
         ENG 4540    
         ENG 4550    
         ENG 4750   Studies in Literature 4 cr.  Topics in literature vary on a semester basis. Seminar is required of English majors but is open to all students. 
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