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Table of Contents: 2014-2015 Warren Wilson College Catalog 0.1 Academic Calendar 0.2 Warren Wilson College Catalog 0.3 From the President 0.4 Accreditation and Licensure 0.5 Table of Contents 1.01 Mission, Values, Objectives, and Vision 1.02 The Triad 1.03 History 1.04 Undergraduate Admission 1.05 Financial Aid 1.06 Withdrawal and Return of Aid Policy 1.07 Student Life 1.08 Pew Learning Center and Ellison Library 1.09 Educational Resources and Services 1.10 Academic Advising 2.1 Triad Education Program 2.1.1 Academics 2.1.2 Work Program 2.1.3 Service Program 2.2 Baccalaureate Degree Requirements 2.3 Academic Policies and Regulations 3 Programs of Study 3.2 Undergraduate Programs of Study 3.2.01 Africana Studies 3.2.02 Art 3.2.03 Biology 3.2.04 Chemistry 3.2.05 Creative Writing 3.2.06 Education 3.2.07 English 3.2.08 Environmental Studies 3.2.09 Gender and Women's Studies 3.2.10 Global Studies 3.2.11 History and Political Science 3.2.12 Integrative Studies 3.2.13 Mathematics 3.2.14 Modern Languages 3.2.15 Music 3.2.16 Outdoor Leadership 3.2.17 Peace and Justice Studies 3.2.18 Philosophy 3.2.19 Physics 3.2.20 Psychology 3.2.21 Religious Studies 3.2.22 Social Work 3.2.23 Sociology/Anthropology 3.2.24 Theatre 3.2.25 Women's Studies 3.2.26 Writing 3.3 Graduate Program 3.3.1 Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing 4.01 Courses of Instruction 4.02 Anthropology (ANT) 4.03 Art (ART) 4.04 Biology (BIO) 4.05 Business (BA) 4.06 Chemistry (CHM) 4.07 Economics (ECO) 4.08 Education (EDU) 4.09 English (ENG) 4.10 Environmental Studies (ENS) 4.11 Gender and Women's Studies (GDS) 4.12 Global Studies (GBL) 4.13 History (HIS) 4.14 Interdepartmental (INT) 4.15 Modern Languages (LAN) 4.16 Mathematics (MAT) 4.17 Music (MUS) 4.18 Outdoor Leadership (ODL) 4.19 Peace and Justice Studies (PAX) 4.20 Philosophy (PHI) 4.21 Physical Education (PED) 4.22 Physics (PHY) 4.23 Political Science (PSC) 4.24 Psychology (PSY) 4.25 Religious Studies (REL) 4.26 Science (SCI) 4.27 Social Work (SWK) 4.28 Sociology (SOC) 4.29 Theatre (THR) 4.30 Writing (WRI) 5.1 Administration and Staff 5.2 2014 - 2015 Undergraduate Faculty 5.3 Graduate Faculty 6.1 Board of Trustees 6.2 Alumni Board 6.3 Endowed Scholarships

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A. Michael Matin
Professor of English

A. Matin Address:
WWC CPO 6115
PO Box 9000
Asheville, NC 28815-9000

Phone: 828.771.2015

Email: mmatin@warren-wilson.edu

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3.2.07
English


English (ENG) Courses of Study

Link to English Courses

3.2.07.1

Program Overview

The English Program focuses on the study of British and American literature and on the classic works that influenced them, as well as on English-language literatures of former British colonies, including those of Africa and India. Students in the program may choose to major or minor in English, or they may pursue a joint major in Theatre and English or a concentration in Creative Writing.

The mission of the English Program is to encourage students to develop, through careful reading, an appreciation of the language and artistry of classic and modern works of literature and to guide students to gain a strong knowledge of these works in their historical and cultural contexts. The English Honors option helps make the program distinctive and intellectually challenging.

In accordance with this mission, the overall goals for the major and minor programs in the English Department are the following:

  1. To enable majors and minors to develop, through careful reading, an appreciation of the language and artistry of classic and modern works of literature.
  2. To enable majors and minors to develop a strong knowledge of literary works in their historical and cultural contexts.
  3. To enable majors and minors to develop knowledge of a wide range of genres, literary periods, and major authors.
  4. To provide an honors option for majors of unusual ability and interest in the study of literatures in English.

3.2.07.2

Major in English

The English Major is based on the study of English-language literatures, with electives offered in genres, periods, major authors, creative writing, linguistics, and selected writers.

For the majors in Theatre/English or English/Creative Writing, see below.

Grades: Courses must be passed with a grade of C- or better to count toward any English major or toward the English Minor.

English Literature

Requirements: The English Major consists of 42 credit hours distributed as follows:

  1. Two courses from the following:
    1. ENG 335 Medieval Life and Literature
    2. ENG 336 Literature and Culture of the Renaissance
    3. ENG 344 Literature and Culture of the Restoration and Queen Anne Period
    4. ENG 345 Literature and Culture of the Enlightenment Period
  2. Two courses from the following:
    1. ENG 337 Romanticism
    2. ENG 338 Literature and Culture of the Victorian Period
    3. ENG 339 Modernism
    4. ENG 347 Colonial and Postcolonial Literature
  3. Two courses from the following:
    1. ENG 215 Epic-Heroic Mode
    2. ENG 340 Chaucer
    3. ENG 341 Shakespeare
    4. ENG 343 Milton
  4. A Grammar course:
    1. ENG 230 Modern English Grammar
    2. OR
    3. WRI 230 Modern English Grammar
  5. Four other courses for a total of 16 credit hours from English Department offerings (and from certain Theatre Program and Writing Program offerings)
  6. The English faculty strongly urges students to develop a reading proficiency in a second language and a knowledge of a literary tradition other than their own. The English faculty also strongly recommends that students majoring in English complete a minor in a field related to their study of English.

3.2.07.2.1

Honors Program

The English Honors Program provides students of unusual ability and interest in the study of literatures in English (American, British, and Anglophone Africa and Asia) to pursue intensive independent research while working closely with faculty and other students in the Honors Program. Students who successfully complete this program receive special designation at graduation and on their diplomas and transcripts.

Requirements:

  1. Students pursuing the Honors degree must designate two of their six upper-level historical period or major authors courses as Honors. Please see the Department Chair and the instructor for the course during or before the first week of the term to arrange this designation and to determine course requirements. With permission of the Department Chair, it may be possible to substitute course work completed during a junior year abroad for an Honors course.
  2. In the senior year, students must enroll in ENG 489 Honors Thesis and complete a senior thesis, usually of 40 pages. A student who expects to write a thesis on a topic that he or she has not studied extensively in a course should consider designing a two-credit independent study on that topic for the semester prior to the semester in which the thesis will be written. Such an independent study allows the student to develop the background necessary to carry out the intensive research and writing that the thesis requires.
  3. Students should maintain a B average overall and must earn B grades or above in the honors offerings, including the thesis.

Students seeking to modify any of the above requirements must petition the Department Chair.


3.2.07.2.2

Theatre/English

Requirements: 50 credit hours, as distributed below

  1. The following courses (18 credit hours):
    1. THR 113 Technical Theatre
    2. ENG/THR 250 Introduction to Classical Theatre
    3. ENG/THR 251 Introduction to Modern Theatre
    4. ENG 341 Shakespeare
    5. ENG 230 Modern English Grammar
    6. OR
    7. WRI 230 Modern English Grammar
  2. 12 credit hours from among the following English and Music courses:
    1. ENG 336 Literature and Culture of the Renaissance
    2. ENG 344 Literature and Culture of the Restoration and Queen Anne Period
    3. ENG 129 Religion in Literature
    4. MUS 280 Opera as Drama
    5. (other 300-level English period or major authors courses may be substituted in some cases)
  3. 12 credit hours from any Theatre (THR) course, excluding Performance/Production Practicum courses. In addition, non-theatre courses that also fulfill this requirement include MUS 134 Beginning Voice and WRI 210 Creative Writing: Playwriting.
  4. 8 credit hours in performance/production practicum (**Note: See sliding scale regarding this requirement below)
  5. Additional Requirement: At least two semesters on the theatre crew (preferably in junior and senior years).

In their Junior year, Theatre/English Majors may propose a Senior Project to the department; if their proposal is approved, they may register for THR 489 Senior Project.

**Adjustment to Performance/Production Practicum requirement: For each additional semester served on the Theatre Crew, the minimum required number of credit hours is reduced by 2 credit hours: 3 semesters on Theatre Crew results in 6 credit hours of Theatre Practicum required; 4 semesters on Theatre Crew results in 4 credit hours of Theatre Practicum required; etc. Production running crew assignments may also offset the Practicum requirement in certain cases.


3.2.07.2.3

English/Creative Writing

(See also Major in Creative Writing within the Writing Program, Section 3.2.27)

Total Credit Hours: Students must earn a minimum of 44 credit hours in English and Writing to fulfill the major requirements.

  1. Course Requirements:

    1. A. Eight (8) credit hours from the following:
    2. ENG 335 Medieval Life and Literature
    3. ENG 336 Literature and Culture of the Renaissance
    4. ENG 344 Literature and Culture of the Restoration and Queen Anne Period
    5. ENG 345 Literature and Culture of the Enlightenment Period

    6. B. Eight (8) credit hours from the following:
    7. ENG 337 Romanticism
    8. ENG 338 Literature and Culture of the Victorian Period
    9. ENG 339 Modernism
    10. ENG 347 Colonial and Postcolonial Literature

    11. C. Eight (8) credit hours from the following:
    12. ENG 215 Epic-Heroic Mode
    13. ENG 340 Chaucer
    14. ENG 341 Shakespeare
    15. ENG 343 Milton

    16. D. Four (4) credit hours:
    17. WRI 140 Creative Writing: Introduction

    18. E. Two (2) credit hours:
    19. ENG 230 Modern English Grammar
    20. 	OR
    21. WRI 230 Modern English Grammar

    22. F. Eight (8) credit hours from the following:
    23. WRI 210 Creative Writing: Playwriting
    24. WRI 211 Creative Writing: Poetry
    25. WRI 212 Creative Writing: Fiction
    26. WRI 213 Creative Writing: Creative Nonfiction
    27. WRI 311/312 Advanced Fiction Workshop
    28. WRI 313/314 Advanced Poetry Workshop
    29. WRI 316/317 Advanced Creative Nonfiction Workshop
    30. WRI 394 Creative Writing: MFA Residency AND WRI 395 Creative Writing: MFA Workshop (4 credit hours combined)

    31. G. Four (4) credit hours in writing or research. Possible courses include (but are not limited to):
    32. WRI 142 Introduction to Writing for Media
    33. WRI 201-205 Advanced Composition
    34. WRI 210/310 Creative Writing: Playwriting
    35. WRI 220 Writing About Place
    36. WRI 320 Environmental Journalism
    37. WRI 381 Research in Creative Writing
    38. Writing Special Topics courses
    39. Approved College Composition II courses in any department

    40. H. Two (2) credit hours:
    41. WRI 419 Senior Writing Portfolio
  2. Additional Requirement:
    1. A substantial senior writing portfolio: a collection of finished short stories, novel chapters, creative nonfiction pieces, or poetry totaling approximately 40 pages

3.2.07.3

Minor in English

The English Minor should serve well as the complement to several majors (Business and Economics, Education, History and Political Science, Environmental Studies, Psychology, Social Work, and Global Studies).

Requirements: 22 credit hours distributed as follows

  1. One course from the following:
    1. ENG 335 Medieval Life and Literature
    2. ENG 336 Literature and Culture of the Renaissance
    3. ENG 344 Literature and Culture of the Restoration and Queen Anne Period
    4. ENG 345 Literature and Culture of the Enlightenment Period
  2. One course from the following:
    1. ENG 337 Romanticism
    2. ENG 338 Literature and Culture of the Victorian Period
    3. ENG 339 Modernism
    4. ENG 347 Colonial and Postcolonial Literature
  3. One course from the following:
    1. ENG 215 Epic-Heroic Mode
    2. ENG 340 Chaucer
    3. ENG 341 Shakespeare
    4. ENG 343 Milton
  4. Two other 4-credit courses from English Department offerings (or from certain Theatre or Writing Program offerings)
  5. The following course:
    1. ENG 230 Modern English Grammar