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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 designed to prepare students for employment, or graduate school, in their chosen field.

Typically a bachelor degree program is 120 credits (four years).

Degree Requirements (2013-2014 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.

Minimum Credit Hours120
General Education Requirements34
Humanities 
ENGLS226Survey of American Literature II3
World Language Requirement8
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Language courses* 
*Students must take a minimum of 8 credits in the study of a single world or Alaska Native language. 
Major Requirements12
ENGLS215Introduction to Literary Study3
ENGLS223Survey of British Lit I3
ENGLS224Survey of British Lit II3
Select one from the following (3 credits)
ENGLS311Advanced Composition3
ENGLS362Memoir Writing3
ENGS363Nature Writing3
EMPHASIS REQUIREMENT18-21
ELECTIVES*45-48
*Upper division credits as needed.
Emphasis Requirement
Choose one from the following emphasis areas ( Literature, Creative Writing, Literature and the Environment)
Literature Emphasis
Emphasis Requirements18
selected four from the following (12 credits)
ENGLS302Masterpieces of World Literature3
ENGLS303Literature and the Environment3
ENGLS305Children's Literature3
ENGLS330Shakespeare3
ENGLS365Literature of Alaska3
ENGLS370Native American Literature3
ENGLS418Advanced Themes in Literature: ST3
ENGLS419Major Authors: ST3
ENGLS420Genre Studies: ST3
ENGLS422Literary Periods: ST3
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
Select one from the following (3 credits):
ENGLS499Thesis3
ENGLS499Humanities Capstone3
*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.
Creative Writing Emphasis
Emphasis Requirements21
Workshop Requirements9
ENGLS261Introduction to Creative Writing3
ENGLS461Advanced Creative Writing*6
*Repeated for a total of 6 credits
LITERATURE REQUIREMENTS9
Select three from the following (9 credits)
ENGLS302Masterpieces of World Literature3
ENGLS303Literature of the Environment3
ENGLS305Children's Literature3
ENGLS330Shakespeare3
ENGLS365Literature of Alaska: Native and Non-Native Perspectives3
ENGLS370Native American Literature3
ENGLS418Advanced Themes in Literature: ST3
ENGLS419Major Authors: ST3
ENGLS420Genre Studies: ST3
ENGLS422Literary Periods: ST3
ENGLS423Ecocriticism3
Select one of the following (3 credits):
ENGLS491Internship*3
ENGLS499Thesis3
*May be repeated once for credit
Literature and the Environment
Emphasis Requirements19-21
ENGLS303Literature and the Environment3
ENGLS423Ecocriticism3
Select one from 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: ST3
ENGLS419Major Authors: ST3
ENGLS420Genre Studies: ST3
ENGLS421Women and Literature: ST3
ENGLS422Literary Periods: ST3
ENGLS423Ecocriticism3
Select one from the following (3 credits):
ENGLS499Thesis3
HUMS499Humanities Capstone3
  • Select at least one advisor approved environmentally focused course from any discipline (including English)
    (1-3 credits)
1-3

Minor in Creative Writing

Minors are areas of study that students can use to expand the scope of their bachelor degree program (for example a student in a Art major can add a Business minor).

Typically a minor is 15 credits, it cannot be the same emphasis as the main degree program.

Degree Requirements (2013-2014 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

Minors are areas of study that students can use to expand the scope of their bachelor degree program (for example a student in a Art major can add a Business minor).

Typically a minor is 15 credits, it cannot be the same emphasis as the main degree program.

Degree Requirements (2013-2014 Catalog)

Minimum Credit Hours15
ENGLS215Introduction to Literary Study3
ENGLS223Survey of British Literature I3
ENGLS224Survey of British Literature II3
ENGLS226Survey of American Literature II3
ENGLS311Advanced Composition3

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 - 2014


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.

Prerequisite: English placement test.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
79432K01Elizabeth Robbins
PAUL305
Mon, Wed
9:00a - 11:00a
9/2 - 12/13

Tuition and fees: $716 (additional charges may apply)

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
80480TD1Peggy Boydston
DISTAUDIO
Tue, Thu
5:00p - 7:00p
9/2 - 12/13

Tuition and fees: $768 (additional charges may apply)

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
80531J01Liz Dodd
EL211
Mon - Thu
12:00p - 2:10p
9/2 - 10/17

Section J01 is part one in a pair of time-accelerated courses: ENGL S092-J01 and ENGL S110-J01 taught in one semester. Students must enroll in both sections. Class meets eight hours per week. Students not enrolled in both J01 sections must select a different section of ENGL S092.

Tuition and fees: $716 (additional charges may apply)

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
80532J02Karen Mitchell
EG224
Mon, Wed
1:15p - 3:15p
9/2 - 12/13

Tuition and fees: $716 (additional charges may apply)

Composition Studio will be offered to select students who score into a range at the high end of the Accuplacer placement test in English, but still placing into ENGL S110. They will enroll in a regular ENGL S111 section, and they are required to also enroll in the studio. The students will bring assignments from their English classes to workshop. Skills expected in ENGL S110 will also be covered. There will be no assignments outside of class other than the regular ones for their ENGL S111 sections. This studio is open to students by invitation only. Instructor permission required.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
80646J01Karen Mitchell
EG115
Friday
10:20a - 11:20a
9/2 - 12/13

Tuition and fees: $179 (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.

Prerequisite: ENGL S092 (C or higher) or placement test.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
79433K01Rod Landis
PAUL515
Tue, Thu
12:00p - 1:30p
9/2 - 12/13

Tuition and fees: $716 (additional charges may apply)

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
79434KD1Dawn Montgomery
DISTWEB
9/2 - 12/13

Delivered via web. Requires access to internet, email and MSWord. Microphone/headset is optional, but will allow student to communicate during optional online meetings. Go to course site at https://online.uas.alaska.edu/online for course information. 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: $756 (additional charges may apply)

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
80533J01Liz Dodd
EL211
Mon - Thu
12:00p - 2:10p
10/20 - 12/11

Section J01 is a continuation of time-accelerated pair ENGL S092/S110-J01. Students must enroll in both sections. . Class meets eight hours per week. Students not enrolled in both sections must select a different section of ENGL S110.

Tuition and fees: $716 (additional charges may apply)

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
80534J02Sara Minton
EG225
Mon, Wed
1:15p - 3:15p
9/2 - 12/13

Tuition and fees: $716 (additional charges may apply)

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
80535J03
EG219
Mon, Wed
5:30p - 7:30p
9/2 - 12/13

Tuition and fees: $716 (additional charges may apply)

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
80536J04Sara Minton
EG108
Tue, Thu
3:00p - 5:00p
9/2 - 12/13

Tuition and fees: $716 (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
79435K01Clare Bennett
PAUL519
Mon, Wed
12:00p - 1:20p
9/2 - 12/13

Tuition and fees: $537 (additional charges may apply)

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
80481T01Math Trafton Ii
SC
Tue, Thu
8:15a - 9:30a
9/2 - 12/13

Tuition and fees: $546 (additional charges may apply)

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
80482TD1Math Trafton Ii
DISTWEB
9/2 - 12/13

Tuition and fees: $586 (additional charges may apply)

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
80483TD2Math Trafton Ii
DISTWEB
9/2 - 12/13

Tuition and fees: $586 (additional charges may apply)

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
80484TD3Math Trafton Ii
DISTWEB
9/2 - 12/13

Tuition and fees: $586 (additional charges may apply)

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
80537J01
EG224
Tue, Thu
3:00p - 4:30p
9/2 - 12/13

Tuition and fees: $537 (additional charges may apply)

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
80538J02Karen Mitchell
EG224
Mon, Wed
3:30p - 5:00p
9/2 - 12/13

Tuition and fees: $537 (additional charges may apply)

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
80539J03
EG223
Tue, Thu
9:45a - 11:15a
9/2 - 12/13

Tuition and fees: $537 (additional charges may apply)

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
80540J04
EG225
Tue, Thu
1:15p - 2:45p
9/2 - 12/13

Tuition and fees: $537 (additional charges may apply)

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
80541J05Scott Burton
EG225
Tuesday
5:30p - 8:30p
9/2 - 12/13

Tuition and fees: $537 (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
79439KD1Jo Devine-Acres
DISTWEB
9/2 - 12/13

Delivered via web. Requires access to internet, email and MSWord. Go to course site at https://online.uas.alaska.edu/online for course information. 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: $577 (additional charges may apply)

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
80542J01Sol Neely
EG224
Tue, Thu
11:30a - 1:00p
9/2 - 12/13

Tuition and fees: $537 (additional charges may apply)

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
80543J02Carolyn Enge
HB113
Mon, Wed
11:30a - 1:00p
9/2 - 12/13

Tuition and fees: $537 (additional charges may apply)

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
80544J03Carolyn Enge
HB201
Wednesday
5:30p - 8:30p
9/2 - 12/13

Tuition and fees: $537 (additional charges may apply)

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
80545J04Emily Wall
EG223
Mon, Wed
3:30p - 5:00p
9/2 - 12/13

Tuition and fees: $537 (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
79442KD1Dawn Montgomery
DISTWEB
9/2 - 12/13

Delivered via web. Requires access to internet, email and MSWord. Microphone/headset is optional, but will allow student to communicate during optional online meetings. Go to course site at https://online.uas.alaska.edu/online for course information. 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: $577 (additional charges may apply)

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
80546J01Carolyn Enge
EG218
Thursday
5:30p - 8:30p
9/2 - 12/13

Tuition and fees: $537 (additional charges may apply)

Analysis and interpretation of selected American writings from the civil war to the present.

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

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
80565J01Carolyn Enge
EG224
Tue, Thu
1:15p - 2:45p
9/2 - 12/13

Tuition and fees: $537 (additional charges may apply)

Go to http://www.uas.alaska.edu/sitka/support/learning.html to get started in your class.

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

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
80485TD1Math Trafton Ii
DISTWEB
9/2 - 12/13

Tuition and fees: $586 (additional charges may apply)

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
80548J01Ernestine Hayes
EG224
Tue, Thu
9:45a - 11:15a
9/2 - 12/13

Tuition and fees: $537 (additional charges may apply)

This course will introduce the major genres and conventions of literature for children as well as develop critical skills for reading, thinking, and writing about children's literature and culture. In learning about genres and ranges of children's literature, we will ask deeper questions about what we offer to children as truth, what we think about society and ourselves, and what we offer children as ways of growing up.

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

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
80566J01Nina Chordas
HB201
Mon, Wed
11:30a - 1:00p
9/2 - 12/13

Tuition and fees: $648 (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
80550JD1Emily Wall
DISTWEB
9/2 - 12/13

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: $648 (additional charges may apply)

ENGL 363
3 CR

Study and practice in the techniques of nature writing. Writing techniques will be explored through class discussion, study of literacy models, and participation in writing workshops. Classroom instruction may be supplemented by short excursions into the outdoors.

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

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
80567J01Ernestine Hayes
EG115
Mon, Wed
9:45a - 11:15a
9/2 - 12/13

Tuition and fees: $648 (additional charges may apply)

ENGL 418
3 CR

We will explore the figure of the zombie as an adaptable literary figure whose dramatic forms intend meanings as varied as they are grotesque. This upper division class in literary theory and cultural studies will examine questions of colonialism and exploitation, consumerism and culture, apocalypse and allegory, gender and power, as well as the ruin of representation and thought.

Prerequisite: ENGL S211.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
80552J01Sol Neely
EG224
Tuesday
5:30p - 8:30p
9/2 - 12/13

Tuition and fees: $648 (additional charges may apply)

Advanced exploration of literary themes in various genres of literature, including fiction, poetry, drama, and film. The specific theme is announced in the semester course schedule. May be repeated for credit when content varies.

Prerequisite: ENGL S211.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
79443KD1Rod Landis
DISTWEB
9/2 - 12/13

The hit ABC television series LOST struck a cultural chord when it first aired and, while widely emulated in the years during its run and since ending its remarkable six seasons, still remains a singular narratological event unparalleled in its ambitious reach. One reason for LOST'S success is its "source material," the literature it self-reflexively and intertextually references throughout, from accessible, well-known titles such as Watership Down and Lord of the Flies to more challenging novels by Dickens and Dostoyevsky. In considering the themes of these novels, we may have some of our comfortable notions about the show disturbed, and will hopefully be able to hazard some new guesses about the meaning of the widely-panned, enigmatic series finale. Although it is not a requirement for this class that you be a fan of LOST, it will be important that you have watched the show in its entirety (at least once) before class begins. Delivered via web. Requires access to internet, email and MSWord. Go to course site at https://online.uas.alaska.edu/online for course information. 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: $723 (additional charges may apply)

Knights and ladies, monks and wizards, giants and dragons: literature from 600-1500 has it all. Read about Arthur and his Round Table, Roland and his horn, enchanted lovers, religious satire, and more. We’ll read works by the Pearl Poet, Marie de France, Geoffrey Chaucer and others. We’ll trace some that come to life again centuries later reimagined by Sir Walter Scott, J. R. R. Tolkein, and T. H. White. Experience the Middle Ages in all their actual (and reflected) glory.

Prerequisite: ENGL S211.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
80568J01Nina Chordas
EG225
Wednesday
5:30p - 8:30p
9/2 - 12/13

Tuition and fees: $648 (additional charges may apply)

ENGL 423
3 CR

An introduction to the theory and practice of ecocriticism. Readings will include the history and theory of environmental literature as well as research in the interdisciplinary fields of environmental philosophy and ecofeminism. Emphasis will be placed on exploring the interplay of human culture with nature in literary texts.

Prerequisite: ENGL S211.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
80569J01
EG224
Thursday
5:30p - 8:30p
9/2 - 12/13

Tuition and fees: $648 (additional charges may apply)

Advanced study and practice in the techniques of creative writing. This may include poetry, drama, fiction, creative non-fiction, or other genres. Creative writing techniques are explored through literary study and writing workshops. The specific theme and/or genre will be announced in the course schedule. May be repeated for credit when content varies.

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

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
79448KD1Rod Landis
DISTWEB
9/2 - 12/13

Advanced study and practice in the techniques of create writing is available to those who want to explore the possibilities for creating contextual surprise. We all like to be thrown off-balance a bit when we read fiction and poetry-so if you like to write and want to tap into the unconscious writer whose identity lurks just beneath the surface in your imagination, join us. We'll look at authors as diverse as Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Robert Frost, Annie Proulx and Shakespeare for examples of surprise in narrative verse, and peruse the work of published student writers. Delivered via web. Requires access to internet, email and MSWord. Go to course site at https://online.uas.alaska.edu/online for course information. 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: $723 (additional charges may apply)

What happens at the intersection of the visual and literary arts? What if we wrote the story of Guernica? Or a memoir based on a tattoo? This term we’ll be doing Ekphrastic writing, which is drafting a poem, story, or memoir based on someone else’s piece of art or an object from the world around us. We'll visit a museum, watch film clips, and we'll write in the UAS art studios, in reciprocal collaboration with advanced art students who will create art based on our writing, while we write poems and stories based on their work.

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

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
80554J01Emily Wall
EG114
Monday
5:30p - 8:30p
9/2 - 12/13

Tuition and fees: $648 (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
80555J01Emily Wall
ARR
9/2 - 12/13

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: $648 (additional charges may apply)

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
80557J01
ARR
9/2 - 12/13

Instructor approval form required. See your advisor or faculty to make arrangements.

Tuition and fees: $648 (additional charges may apply)

 
 

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