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The English program at UAS provides students with a broad foundation in the liberal arts as well as specialized training in writing and literature. The core program requirements are designed to provide students with knowledge of English and American literature, as well as exposure to multicultural literatures and literary theory.

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Bachelor of Arts: English

Bachelor degree programs are typically 120 credits (four years), and are designed to prepare students for employment or graduate school in their chosen field.

Degree Requirements (2015-2016 Catalog)

Candidates must complete general education requirements as well as the specific program requirements listed below. Courses may not be used to fulfill more than one requirement in the B.A. program. Students must complete 42 credits of upper-division courses (24 of these must be UAS credits). A maximum of 12 credits of independent study may be applied toward the B.A. in English.

The B.A. in English provides a broad foundation in the liberal arts as well as specialized training in language and literature. The program is designed to provide students with knowledge of English and American literature and culture and their multicultural contexts, and advanced skills in critical reading, research, writing, speaking, and problem solving.

Program Assessment plans and student learning outcomes are posted on the Program Assessment website.

Minimum Credit Hours120
General Education Requirements34
World Language Requirement8
Major Requirements12
Emphasis Requirement18-21
Electives*45-48
* Upper division credits as needed.

General Education Requirements

Humanities

ENGLS226Survey of American Literature II3

World Language Requirement

___S___Language courses* 
* Students must take a minimum of 8 credits in the study of a single world or Alaska Native language.

Major Requirements

ENGLS215Introduction to Literary Study3
ENGLS223Survey of British Lit I3
ENGLS224Survey of British Lit II3

Select one from the following (3 credits):

ENGLS311The Art of the Essay3
ENGLS362Memoir Writing3
ENGS363Nature Writing3

English Emphasis Areas

Choose one from the following emphasis areas:

Creative Writing Emphasis

Emphasis Credits21
Workshop Requirements9
Literature Requirements9

Workshop Requirements

ENGLS261Introduction to Creative Writing3
ENGLS461Advanced Creative Writing*6
* Repeated for a total of 6 credits

Literature Requirements

Select three from the following (9 credits):

ENGLS302Masterpieces of World Literature3
ENGLS303Literature and the Environment3
ENGLS305Children’s Literature3
ENGLS330Shakespeare3
ENGLS365Literature of Alaska: Native and Non-Native Perspectives3
ENGLS370Native American Literature3
ENGLS418Advanced Themes in Literature: Selected Topics3
ENGLS419Major Authors: Selected Topics3
ENGLS420Genre Studies: Selected Topics3
ENGLS422Literary Periods: Selected Topics3
ENGLS423Ecocriticism3

Select one of the following (3 credits):

ENGLS491Internship*3
ENGLS499Thesis3
* May be repeated once for credit

Literature Emphasis

Emphasis Credits18

Emphasis Requirements

Select four from the following (12 credits):

ENGLS302Masterpieces of World Literature3
ENGLS303Literature and the Environment3
ENGLS305Children’s Literature3
ENGLS330Shakespeare3
ENGLS365Literature of Alaska: Native and Non-Native Perspectives3
ENGLS370Native American Literature3
ENGLS418Advanced Themes in Literature: Selected Topics3
ENGLS419Major Authors: Selected Topics3
ENGLS420Genre Studies: Selected Topics3
ENGLS422Literary Periods: Selected Topics3

At least one of these literature courses must focus on British literature before 1800.

Select at least one from the following courses or from a topics course that focuses on an aspect of Alaska’s natural or cultural heritage:

ENGLS303Literature and the Environment3
ENGLS363Nature Writing*3
ENGLS365Literature of Alaska3
ENGLS370Native American Literature3
ENGLS423Ecocriticism3
*ENGL 363 may be taken once to fulfill both the upper-level writing requirement and the Alaska-Nature-Culture requirement for the Literature Emphasis of the B.A. in English. In this case, the English major with a Literature Emphasis must substitute another 300 or 400-level literature course to fulfill the requirement for at least five courses (or 15 credits) at this level.

Select one of the following (3 credits):

ENGLS499Thesis3
HUMS499Humanities Capstone3

Literature and the Environment Emphasis

Emphasis Credits19-21

Emphasis Requirements

ENGLS303Literature and the Environment3
ENGLS423Ecocriticism3

Select one of the following (3 credits):

ENGLS363Nature Writing*3
ENGLS365Literature of Alaska3
ENGLS370Native American Literature3
* Must also take S311 or S362 to fulfill upper division writing requirement

Select two from the following (6 credits):

ENGLS302Masterpieces of World Literature3
ENGLS305Children’s Literature3
ENGLS330Shakespeare3
ENGLS365Literature of Alaska: Native and Non-Native Perspectives3
ENGLS370Native American Literature 
ENGLS418Advanced Themes in Literature: Selected Topics3
ENGLS419Major Authors: Selected Topics3
ENGLS420Genre Studies: Selected Topics3
ENGLS422Literary Periods: Selected Topics3
ENGLS423Ecocriticism3

Select one of the following (3 credits):

ENGLS499Thesis3
HUMS499Humanities Capstone3

Additional Requirements

Select at least one advisor approved environmentally focused course from any discipline (including English)1-3

Minor Programs

A minor is a student's secondary field of study.  Typically a minor is 15 credits and cannot be the same emphasis as the main bachelor's degree program.

Minor in Creative Writing

Degree Requirements (2015-2016 Catalog)

Minimum Credit Hours18
ENGLS261Introduction to Creative Writing3
ENGLS461Advanced Creative Writing: Selected Topics6

Select three from the following (9 credits):

ENGLS363Nature Writing3
ENGLS362Memoir Writing3
ENGLS461Advanced Creative Writing: Selected Topics3
ENGLS491Internship in Creative Writing3
ENGLS499Thesis in Creative Writing3

Minor in English Literature

Degree Requirements (2015-2016 Catalog)

Minimum Credit Hours15
ENGLS215Introduction to Literary Study3
ENGLS223Survey of British Literature I3
ENGLS224Survey of British Literature II3
ENGLS226Survey of American Literature II3
ENGLS311The Art of the Essay3

UAS is an open enrollment institution, this means that you do not have to be in a UAS degree program to take a class. Anyone can take our classes as long as they meet the course pre-requisites.

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ENGL Classes: Fall - 2015


Students will study writing as a process of composition and communication, and will write short essays directed at a variety of audiences. Review of basic grammar, mechanics, and usage will receive special attention. Reading strategies will be discussed and students will be encouraged to read interactively.

Co-requisite: J01 requires enrollment in both ENGL S092-J01 and ENGL S110-J01 as a pair.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
76703J01Ernestine Hayes
EG114
Mon - Thu
12:00p - 2:10p
8/31 - 10/16

Section J01 is part one in a pair of accelerated courses: ENGL S092-J01 and ENGL S110-J01 taught in one semester. Students must be enrolled in both sections. Class meets eight hours per week. Students not enrolled in both J01 sections must select a different section of ENGL S092. This shortened course has prorated drop/withdraw dates: Drop by 9/2. Withdraw by 9/22.

Tuition and fees: $760 (additional charges may apply)

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
76704J02Karen Mitchell
EG224
Mon, Wed
1:15p - 3:15p
8/31 - 12/12

Tuition and fees: $760 (additional charges may apply)

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
77486K01Rebecca Bowlen
PAUL519
Mon, Wed
5:00p - 6:30p
8/31 - 12/12

Tuition and fees: $760 (additional charges may apply)

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
78667TD1Peggy Boydston
DISTAUDIO
Tue, Thu
5:00p - 7:00p
8/31 - 12/12

Go to http://www.uas.alaska.edu/sitka/start/ to get started in your distance class.

Tuition and fees: $760 (additional charges may apply)

Focuses on the basics of writing, including control of basic grammar and punctuation. Through frequent writing and revision, students develop a portfolio of essays that is submitted to a review panel for assessment at mid-term and at the end of the semester. This course does not satisfy the GER communication requirement.

Corequisite: J01 requires enrollment in both ENGL S092-J01 and ENGL S110-J01 as a pair.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
76706J01Ernestine Hayes
EG114
Mon - Thu
12:00p - 2:10p
10/19 - 12/12

Section J01 is a continuation of time-accelerated pair ENGL S092/S110-J01. Students must be enrolled in both sections. Class meets eight hours per week, and two additional hours per week in the Writing/Learning Center (times flexible) are required to be arranged by student. Students not enrolled in both J01 sections must select a different section of ENGL S110. This shortened course has prorated drop/withdraw dates: Crop by 10/2. Withdraw by 11/9.

Tuition and fees: $760 (additional charges may apply)

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
76707J03William Elliott
EG225
Mon, Wed
1:15p - 3:15p
8/31 - 12/12

Tuition and fees: $760 (additional charges may apply)

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
76708J02Carolyn Enge
EG224
Tue, Thu
3:00p - 5:00p
8/31 - 12/12

Tuition and fees: $760 (additional charges may apply)

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
76762KD1Dawn Montgomery
DISTWEB
8/31 - 12/12

Delivered via web. Requires access to email and MS Word. Microphone/headset is optional, but will allow student to communicate during optional online meetings. View course information at UASOnline. Students must order books; go to http://bookstore.mbsdirect.net/ualaska.htm for book information. Call 1-888-550-6177 with questions or for registration information.

Tuition and fees: $760 (additional charges may apply)

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
77495K01Rod Landis
PAUL519
Mon, Wed
12:00p - 1:30p
8/31 - 12/12

Tuition and fees: $760 (additional charges may apply)

Instruction in techniques of essay organization and development, research, and analytical reading and writing. A critical analysis and research paper are required.

Prerequisite: ENGL 110 (C or higher) or placement test.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
76709J01William Elliott
EG225
Mon, Wed
9:45a - 11:15a
8/31 - 12/12

Tuition and fees: $570 (additional charges may apply)

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
76710J02Kelly Manning
EG218
Tuesday
5:30p - 8:30p
8/31 - 12/12

Tuition and fees: $570 (additional charges may apply)

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
76711J03Richard Simpson
EG223
Tue, Thu
9:45a - 11:15a
8/31 - 12/12

Tuition and fees: $570 (additional charges may apply)

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
76712J04Richard Simpson
EG225
Tue, Thu
1:15p - 2:45p
8/31 - 12/12

Tuition and fees: $570 (additional charges may apply)

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
76713J05Jim Hale
EG224
Mon, Wed
11:30a - 1:00p
8/31 - 12/12

Tuition and fees: $570 (additional charges may apply)

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
77499K01Clare Bennett
PAUL305
Mon, Wed
1:30p - 2:50p
8/31 - 12/12

Tuition and fees: $570 (additional charges may apply)

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
78668T01Math Trafton Ii
SC206
Tue, Thu
8:15a - 9:30a
8/31 - 12/12

Tuition and fees: $570 (additional charges may apply)

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
78685TD1Math Trafton Ii
DISTWEB
8/31 - 12/12

Tuition and fees: $570 (additional charges may apply)

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
78686TD2Math Trafton Ii
DISTWEB
8/31 - 12/12

Go to http://www.uas.alaska.edu/sitka/start/ to get

Tuition and fees: $570 (additional charges may apply)

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
78688TD3Math Trafton Ii
DISTWEB
8/31 - 12/12

Go to http://www.uas.alaska.edu/sitka/start/ to get started in your distance class.

Tuition and fees: $570 (additional charges may apply)

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
80206T01Math Trafton Ii
SC
Friday
8:15a - 9:05a
8/31 - 12/12

Tuition and fees: $190 (additional charges may apply)

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
80248TD1Math Trafton Ii
DISTWEB
8/31 - 12/12

Tuition and fees: $190 (additional charges may apply)

This course focuses on exploring, understanding, and appreciating literature, which will generate analytical student writing. Students write analyses of at least three works from the various genres (poetry, short fiction, drama, and novel or film). Traditional literary research among critical sources leads to at least one research paper.

Prerequisite: ENGL S111 (C or higher) or placement test.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
76714J01Karen Mitchell
EG115
Mon, Wed
9:45a - 11:15a
8/31 - 12/12

Tuition and fees: $570 (additional charges may apply)

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
76715J02William Elliott
EG223
Tue, Thu
1:15p - 2:45p
8/31 - 12/12

Tuition and fees: $570 (additional charges may apply)

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
76716J03William Elliott
EG225
Tue, Thu
3:00p - 4:30p
8/31 - 12/12

Tuition and fees: $570 (additional charges may apply)

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
77501KD1Teague Whalen
DISTELIVE
Tue, Thu
3:00p - 4:20p
8/31 - 12/12

Delivered via web with required live online meetings. Requires access to email, MSWord and microphone/headset. View course information at UASOnline. Students must order books; go to http://bookstore.mbsdirect.net/ualaska.htm for book information. Call 1-888-550-6177 with questions or for registration information.

Tuition and fees: $570 (additional charges may apply)

ENGL 212
3 CR

Composition of professional correspondence and technical reports. A broad range of college and career writing skills including audience analysis, readability and effective style. Significant critical reading and major investigative report required.

Prerequisite: ENGL S111 (C or higher).

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
76718J01Carolyn Enge
EG225
Thursday
5:30p - 8:30p
8/31 - 12/12

Tuition and fees: $570 (additional charges may apply)

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
76763KD1Dawn Montgomery
DISTWEB
8/31 - 12/12

Delivered via web. Requires access to email and MSWord. Microphone/headset is optional, but will allow student to communicate during optional online meetings. View course information at UASOnline. Students must order books; go to http://bookstore.mbsdirect.net/ualaska.htm for book information. Call 1-888-550-6177 with questions or for registration information.

Tuition and fees: $570 (additional charges may apply)

Analysis and interpretation of selected writings from the Romantic period to the present.

Prerequisite: ENGL S111 (C or higher) or concurrent enrollment.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
76738J01Sol Neely
EG108
Tue, Thu
3:00p - 4:30p
8/31 - 12/12

Tuition and fees: $570 (additional charges may apply)

Introduction to the study and practice of writing original works of fiction and poetry. Writing techniques are explored through class discussion, study of established writers, and participation in writing workshops.

Prerequisite: ENGL 211 (C or higher) or instructor permission.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
76720J01Emily Wall
EG113
Mon, Wed
11:30a - 1:00p
8/31 - 12/12

Tuition and fees: $570 (additional charges may apply)

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
78701TD1Math Trafton Ii
DISTWEB
8/31 - 12/12

Go to http://www.uas.alaska.edu/sitka/start/ to get started in your distance class.

Tuition and fees: $570 (additional charges may apply)

The study of literary non-fiction writing in its various forms, moving beyond traditional academic writing. Genres studied may include cultural criticism, literary journalism, book reviews, feature articles, radio pieces, personal essays, blog writing, and travel writing. Critical analysis of published essays is a primary feature. Advanced rhetoric techniques, creative structures, research, and the writer/audience relationship are studied. Students share .work and engage in critical analysis and editing.

Prerequisite: ENGL S211 (C or higher) and upper division standing, or instructor permission.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
76722JD1Emily Wall
DISTWEB
8/31 - 12/12

Individual Web based. Requires access to Internet, email, and Microsoft Word. Access the course web site at uas.alaska.edu/online for class information, and edit personal profile. Order books from MBS at direct.mbsbooks.com/ualaska.htm, or call 1-800-325-3252, or fax 1-800-499-0143. For more information call 796-6163 in Juneau, or toll-free 1-877-465-4827 x6163.

Tuition and fees: $690 (additional charges may apply)

ENGL 330
3 CR

Provides an introduction to the plays and poetry of William Shakespeare.

Prerequisite: ENGL 211 (C or higher) and upper division standing, or instructor permission.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
76761J01Sol Neely
EG218
Monday
5:30p - 8:30p
8/31 - 12/12

Tuition and fees: $690 (additional charges may apply)

ENGL 362
3 CR

Study and practice in the techniques of memoir writing, explored through class discussion, study of literary models, and participation in writing workshops.

Prerequisite: ENGL S261 (C or higher) and upper-division standing, or instructor permission.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
78720TD1Math Trafton Ii
DISTWEB
8/31 - 12/12

Go to http://www.uas.alaska.edu/sitka/start to get started in your distance class.

Tuition and fees: $690 (additional charges may apply)

ENGL 418
3 CR

At its most basic, travel is simply moving from place to place, but it is equally about story telling - constructing a narrative to make sense of new places, cultures, experiences. We will examine the history and genre of travel writing, engaging a diverse selection of texts through the lenses of several disciplinary perspectives, ranging from anthropology to geography and from biology to critical theory. Our questions will be about the cultural implications of the modern phenomenon of geographic mobility as much as they will be about literature.

Prerequisite: ENGL S211.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
76724J01Kevin Maier
EG224
Tuesday
5:30p - 8:30p
8/31 - 12/12

Tuition and fees: $690 (additional charges may apply)

For the first 50 years of cinematic history the notion of a self - a soul, a psyche, an individuated entity - was something generally assumed to be an ontological reality, an assumed imperative in order for a story to be told coherently and satisfyingly. Then, during the 1960s and 70s auteur directors such as Oliver Stone, Michelangelo Antonioni, David Lynch, and Martin Scorsese began exploring ways of presenting a socially constructed self; our study of their films will key on application of theoretical texts and the resulting interpretations that come as a product of online discussion.

Prerequisite: ENGL S211.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
76764KD1Rod Landis
DISTWEB
8/31 - 12/12

Delivered via web. Requires access to email and MSWord. View course information at UAS-Online. Students must order books; go to http://bookstore.mbsdirect.net/ualaska.htm for book information. Call 1-888-550-6177 with questions or for registration information.

Tuition and fees: $690 (additional charges may apply)

Allegory has an ancient history referring to any act that publicly conveys meaning in a figurative mode. We will focus on its public dimension and its spatial and pedagogical dynamics in twentieth-century cultural criticism. Beginning with early modern definitions of the genre, we will examine various attempts to imagine a spatial-temporal matrix within narrative and linguistic acts, keeping an eye toward what allegorists have to teach us about culture in the era of globalization.

Prerequisite: ENGL S211.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
77556J01Richard Simpson
EG108
Wednesday
5:30p - 8:30p
8/31 - 12/12

Tuition and fees: $690 (additional charges may apply)

Advanced study and practice in the techniques of creative writing. This workshop will address how we write passionately about our belief systems, the issues surrounding this complex topic, and examples by contemporary writers published in some of the best journals in the U.S. We will study writers from varied religious backgrounds including Buddhism, Christianity, and Islam. Students are not expected to write on religious topics; we will simply use this theme to think about how to write with passion about our own belief systems. Classes will include writing exercises as well as reading and critiquing of student work.

Prerequisite: ENGL 261 (C or higher) and upper-division standing, or instructor permission.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
76727J01Emily Wall
EG114
Mon, Wed
3:30p - 5:00p
8/31 - 12/12

Tuition and fees: $690 (additional charges may apply)

ENGL 491
3 CR

The English internship program provides students with an opportunity to gain experience working in a language-based field of employment (e.g., journalism, teaching, public relations, research, or editing).

Prerequisite: Admission to an English degree program, senior standing, and instructor permission.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
76729J02
ARR
8/31 - 12/12

Tuition and fees: $690 (additional charges may apply)

ENGL 491
3 CR

The English internship program provides students with an opportunity to gain experience working in a language-based field of employment (e.g., journalism, teaching, public relations, research, or editing).

Prerequisite: Admission to an English degree program, senior standing, and instructor permission.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
76728J01Emily Wall
ARR
8/31 - 12/12

Variable credits 1-4, to be determined at time of registration. Instructor approval form required. See your advisor or faculty to make arrangements.

Tuition and fees: $690 (additional charges may apply)

ENGL 491
6 CR

The English internship program provides students with an opportunity to gain experience working in a language-based field of employment (e.g., journalism, teaching, public relations, research, or editing).

Prerequisite: Admission to an English degree program, senior standing, and instructor permission.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
80298J03Emily Wall
ARR
8/31 - 12/12

Tuition and fees: $1410 (additional charges may apply)

ENGL 499
3 CR

Independent thesis or project in the student's area of interest as approved by the student's advisor. The thesis will be presented to and evaluated by panel to be determined by the English department. Pass/Fail grading.

Prerequisite: Admission to the B.A. in English program, or creative writing minor, senior standing, and instructor permission.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
76730J01
ARR
8/31 - 12/12

Tuition and fees: $690 (additional charges may apply)

 
 

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