English Undergraduate General Information

 

OBJECTIVES

The area of English at Jackson State University has established these major objectives:

1. To help students develop the ability to read, think, and write clearly and critically.

2. To help students understand and appreciate good writing and literature.

3. To help students become aware of the truth, beauty, and wisdom of our culture to the extent that they are able to make value judgments about the society in which they live.

4. To prepare students for teaching English and for other career roles in society.

5. To provide the necessary courses for all students to fulfill state and university requirements.

6. To encourage students to engage in creative and scholarly writing.

 

OUTCOME MEASURES

In addition to the English Proficiency Examination required of all students, and the examination demanded by courses in the English/MFL disciplines, the competencies of undergraduate English majors are determined by the following:

• Senior Seminar – A one-semester course which tests ability in grammar and usage, oral presentations, writing critical analyses and research.

• Student Teaching – Majors in English with certification in teaching (Teacher Certification majors).

• PRAXIS Examination (formerly NTE) – Majors in English with certification in teaching (Teacher Certification majors).

 

 AREAS OF CONCENTRATION

Major Course Requirements in English: ENG 303 (3); 331 OR 332 (3); ENG 319, 320 (6); 321, 322 (6); 421 or 424 (3); 423 (3); 436 (3); one genre course (3); one period course (3); 418 or 419 (3); 495 (3)

Support Courses: Modern Foreign Languages (12) Electives (17) may be chosen from the related fields of Speech, Modern Foreign Languages, Mass Communications, and Library Science.

Courses Required for Teacher Certification: Professional Education SS 301 (3); COUN 315 (3); ETEC 367 (3); EDCI 401 (3); EDCI 402 (12) ENG 218 (3); 316 (3); 331 (3), 332 (3); 402 (3) ENG 319, 320 (6); 321, 322 (6); 421 or 424 (3); 423 (3); 436 (3); 495 (3)

Requirements for a Minor: ENG 303 (3); 331 or 332 (3) ENG 319, 320 (6); 321, 322 (6); 421, 423, or 429 (3)