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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 (2014-2015 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
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

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.

Degree Requirements (2014-2015 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

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.

Degree Requirements (2014-2015 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: Summer - 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.

Prerequisite: English placement test.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
52304TD1Peggy Boydston
DISTAUDIO
Tue, Thu
5:00p - 7:00p
5/18 - 8/8

Tuition and fees: $756 (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
51587KD1Emily Wall
DISTWEB
5/18 - 6/27

Delivered via web. Requires access to email and MSWord. 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: $756 (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
51649KD1Emily Wall
DISTWEB
5/18 - 6/27

Delivered via web. Requires access to email and MSWord. 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: $577 (additional charges may apply)

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
52298TD1Math Trafton Ii
DISTWEB
5/18 - 8/8

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

Tuition and fees: $577 (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
51590KD1Emily Wall
DISTWEB
5/18 - 6/27

Delivered via web. Requires access to email and MSWord. 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: $577 (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
51650KD1Dawn Montgomery
DISTWEB
5/18 - 7/17

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: $577 (additional charges may apply)

Aristotle famously privileges tragedy as the more refined expression of lofty concerns -- while comedy, he argues, attends only to base matters. Comedy, however, is capable of producing ethical disruption through satire, allegory, and lampoon. In this course, we will take up a "critical theory of laughter," focusing on the political, existential, and furtive dimensions of laughter as it denudes power and smashes idols of reason, state, and self.

Prerequisite: ENGL S211.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
51874J01Sol Neely
EG224
Mon, Wed
5:20p - 8:30p
6/29 - 8/5

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

 
 

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