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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 (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

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 (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

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 (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: Spring - 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
37281J01Karen Mitchell
EG115
Tue, Thu
3:00p - 5:00p
1/12 - 5/2

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

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
39093T01
SC
1/12 - 5/2

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

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
39199KD1Clare Bennett
DISTELIVE
Mon, Wed
10:30a - 11:50a
1/12 - 5/2
PAUL515
Mon, Wed
10:30a - 11:50a
1/12 - 5/2

Delivered via web with required live online meetings. Students in Ketchikan are invited to attend class on campus. 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: $756 (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.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
39875T01Math Trafton Ii
SC215
Friday
8:15a - 9:15a
1/12 - 5/2

This studio is open to students by invitation only. Instructor permission is required.

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
37282J01William Elliott
EG223
Tue, Thu
3:00p - 5:00p
1/12 - 5/2

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

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
37283J02Jim Hale
EG218
Tue, Thu
5:30p - 7:30p
1/12 - 5/2

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

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
38623KD1Dawn Montgomery
DISTWEB
1/12 - 5/2

Delivered via web. Requires access to email and Microsoft Office. 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: $756 (additional charges may apply)

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
39201K01Rod Landis
PAUL519
Tue, Thu
10:30a - 12:00p
1/12 - 5/2

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
37284J02William Elliott
EG224
Mon, Wed
3:30p - 5:00p
1/12 - 5/2

TESTING 123

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

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
37285J03Ernestine Hayes
EG224
Tue, Thu
1:15p - 2:45p
1/12 - 4/2
EG
1/12 - 4/2

Section J03 is a shortened course, ending April 2. Additional required hours of lecture (4.5 hours minimum) to be arranged. This short course has pro-rated deadlines to drop and withdraw: Drop by 1/21 for a refund (no refund after that date). Withdraw by 2/18.

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

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
37286J01Carolyn Enge
EG225
Mon, Wed
9:45a - 11:15a
1/12 - 5/2

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

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
37287J04Carolyn Enge
EG219
Tue, Thu
3:00p - 4:30p
1/12 - 5/2

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

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
38659KD1Sher Schwartz
DISTWEB
1/12 - 5/2

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: $567 (additional charges may apply)

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
39077T01Math Trafton Ii
SC202
Tue, Thu
8:15a - 9:30a
1/12 - 5/2

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

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
39202K01Clare Bennett
PAUL305
Tue, Thu
12:00p - 1:20p
1/12 - 5/2

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
37289J01William Elliott
EG224
Tue, Thu
9:45a - 11:15a
1/12 - 5/2

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

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
37290J02William Elliott
EG224
Mon, Wed
11:30a - 1:00p
1/12 - 5/2

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

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
37292J03Scott Burton
EG225
Wednesday
5:30p - 8:30p
1/12 - 5/2

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

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
39078T01Math Trafton Ii
SC202
Tue, Thu
2:45p - 4:15p
1/12 - 5/2

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

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
39080TD1Math Trafton Ii
DISTWEB
1/12 - 5/2

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

Tuition and fees: $577 (additional charges may apply)

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
39082TD2Math Trafton Ii
DISTWEB
1/12 - 5/2

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

Tuition and fees: $577 (additional charges may apply)

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
39203K01Teague Whalen
PAUL515
Tue, Thu
12:00p - 1:20p
1/12 - 5/2

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
37293J01Carolyn Enge
EG225
Mon, Wed
3:30p - 5:00p
1/12 - 5/2

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

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
37294J02Carolyn Enge
EG225
Thursday
5:30p - 8:30p
1/12 - 5/2

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

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
38660KD1Dawn Montgomery
DISTWEB
1/12 - 5/2

Delivered via web. Requires access to email and Microsoft Office. 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)

This course provides students with a thorough introduction to college-level literary study. By reading and discussing literary texts, students will gain an understanding of major literary genres, critical terminology, and theoretical positions. Students will become familiar with the conventions of literary research and critical writing by participating in workshops that enable them to exchange ideas and sharpen skills.

Prerequisite: ENGL S211 (C or higher) or instructor permission.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
37295J01Sol Neely
EG224
Monday
5:30p - 8:30p
1/12 - 5/2

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

Analysis and interpretation of selected writings from the Anglo-Saxons to the eighteenth century.

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

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
37309J01Nina Chordas
EG223
Mon, Wed
9:45a - 11:15a
1/12 - 5/2

Tuition and fees: $537 (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
37297J01Emily Wall
EG115
Mon, Wed
11:30a - 1:00p
1/12 - 5/2

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

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
37298JD2Emily Wall
DISTWEB
1/12 - 5/2

Web based. Requires reliable access to Internet and e-mail. Students access the course website at uas.alaska.edu/online for class information, and edit their personal profile. Books available 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 1-877-465-4827x6163.

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

This course surveys the relationship between literature, human culture, and the natural environment. Readings will be selected from diverse traditions and genres.

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

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
37299J01Richard Simpson
EG224
Tue, Thu
3:00p - 4:30p
1/12 - 5/2

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
37335J01Karen Mitchell
EG223
Tue, Thu
1:15p - 2:45p
1/12 - 5/2

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

Explores traditional and contemporary Native American literature in North America. May include traditional oral forms, novels, short stories, film and poetry. Literary texts will be discussed in relation to cultural contexts and interpretations as well as readings in contemporary critical theory.

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

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
37336JD1Ernestine Hayes
DISTWEB
1/12 - 5/2

Web based: Registered students must have access to Internet and Microsoft Word. Students access the course website at uas.alaska.edu/online for class information, and edit their 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 1-877-465-4827x6163.

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

We will study existentialism in philosophy, literature, and film, taking up questions of subjectivity, responsibility, freedom, justice, and hope. In addition to a traditional survey of existentialist philosophy, we will address existentialist struggles at the intersections of power and resistance, focusing on critical race theory, gender studies, and the prison-industrial complex.

Prerequisite: ENGL S211.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
37301J01Sol Neely
EG224
Tuesday
5:30p - 8:30p
1/12 - 5/2

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

In 1929, Virginia Woolf delivered a series of lectures examining the issue of women writers and why there were so few compared to men. He conclusions became the famous essay titled "A Room of One's Own." This course uses the essay to frame reading and discussion of women mentioned by Woolf, as well as some who might have been, had she been aware of them.

Prerequisite: ENGL S211.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
37334J01Nina Chordas
EG223
Mon, Wed
3:30p - 5:00p
1/12 - 5/2

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

Did you know that Walt Whitman was writing his poetry to you, something like a love letter communicated across the centuries? The goal of this course is to immerse ourselves in poetry written by that giant of American poetry. Without Whitman, poems written today would likely look a lot different. He was a pioneer in every sense of the word, striding through the landscape of American letters determined to make his peculiar mark. We'll examine his work chronologically, building our understanding of his philosophy and aesthetic in phases: the early Emersonian, eager to please; the brash rebel, championing sexual freedom as a virtue; the "Wound Dresser," confronting the reality of America's civil war as a hospital nurse; finally mellowing into the "Good Gray Poet," actively abetting the creation of his own legend. We will get to know Leaves of Grass, his masterwork, quite well, and students can look forward to writing reflective pieces on the way Whitman affects them personally, as well as the more standard academic analyses. Above all my goal is to help bring Whitman to life in the way he always attempted to connect to future readers of his, by breaking the barriers of space and time and communicating a personal vision of democracy and intimacy.

Prerequisite: ENGL S211.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
38661KD1Rod Landis
DISTWEB
1/12 - 5/2

Delivered via web. Requires access to email, DVD player 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: $748 (additional charges may apply)

Advanced study and practice in the techniques of creative writing. We will learn the stories behind photographs, both famous and personal, and craft our own responses in prose and verse. Class is based on a workshop model with weekly submitted work and final term project.

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

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
37303J01Ernestine Hayes
EG108
Tue, Thu
9:30a - 11:15a
1/12 - 4/2

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

This course introduces students to the art of writing ghost stories. Throughout the semester, we will examine literary haunting as a trope for the significance and meaning lurking beyond the surface of a literary text. The course will use this trope (literally and figuratively) to measure exercises in writing our protagonist's complex relationships with setting, other characters, him/herself, and the narrative itself. A bulk of class time will be devoted to workshop and studying craft, though we will occasionally read sample ghost stories to practice learning by example. All of the work you produce in class will incorporate some degree of ghostliness and/or literary haunting (as in, spirits and the return of the dead), though generally speaking, the class will strongly discourage violence and gore -- there are many other productive ways to explore trope, such as through, eerie suspense, mystery, tragedy, comedy, romance/love, and even sentimental drama. In this course, you will have the opportunity to practice writing meaningful and compelling short stories, poetry, and drama.

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

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
39408TD1Math Trafton Ii
DISTWEB
1/12 - 5/2

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

Tuition and fees: $723 (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
37305J02
ARR
1/12 - 5/2

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
37304J01Emily Wall
ARR
1/12 - 5/2

Tuition and fees: $648 (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
37306J01
ARR
1/12 - 5/2

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

 
 

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