Programs

Chairperson: Jeff Miller
Professors: D. Butterworth, E. Cooley, J. Eliason, M. Herzog, T. Marshall, P. Terry
Associate Professors
: A. Ciasullo, B. Cooney, H. Easterling, P. Fowler, J. Miller, M. Pringle, I. Ranum, P. Taufen (Emeritus), J.D. Thayer, L. Tredennick, A. Wadden (Emeritus)
Assistant Professors
: J. Maucione
Senior Lecturers: H. Herrick, M. Pajer
Lecturers: J. Dodd, G. Grey, J. Halliday, J. Huffstutter, K. Reed, K. Roden, E. Roewe, M. Zeller

Through the study of language and literature we analyze the world, the human condition, and our own experience. In this era when technical abilities can quickly become obsolete, the study of literature and language teaches the expressive and analytical skills necessary for a wide range of career opportunities, not only in teaching but also in publishing, editing, technical writing, the legal professions, and the business world. As faculty in the Department of English, we teach students to read critically, acquaint them with a diverse range of texts and contexts, instruct them to write with analytical skill and rhetorical proficiency, and increase their engagement with the ways language and literature reflect and explore human knowledge and values. We also seek to support the University’s mission by engaging students in the development of our individual and collective intellect, imagination, and sense of social justice.

English Department courses fulfill the requirements of the core curricula of the University and College of Arts and Sciences and constitute a Bachelor of Arts degree in english; they provide majors in other disciplines with further experience in and appreciation for literature and writing; they offer majors and minors in english engagement with the literary heritage of Western and non-Western traditions; they develop students’ mastery of the conventions and nuances of written prose.

All undergraduate degree programs in the University require six (6) semester hours in English: ENGL 101 and ENGL 102-ENGL 106 (ENGL 103H for Honors Program members). Students in the College of Arts and Sciences must also take a 200-level literature course.

English majors may not use lower division courses to fulfill any part of the twenty-seven upper division credits required. Before graduation all English majors must register for and pass ENGL 499 (English Comprehensive examination for general English majors; Senior Project for Writing Track majors).

English majors earning a secondary teaching credential must fill one (3 credit) elective with ENGL 370 or ENGL 480. These students must also take ENGL 395.

Because we believe that effective writing is essential for professional, personal, and intellectual development, the English Department offers a Writing Track and directs the operation of a Writing Center open to the Gonzaga community.

B.A. Major in English: 36 Credits

Lower Division (English Core for Arts and Sciences*)

ENGL 101 (ENGL 103H) or ENGL 200 English Composition 3 credits
One of the following:
    ENGL 102 Introduction to Literature
    ENGL 105 Themes in Literature
    ENGL 106 Special Topics in Multicultural or World Literature
3 credits
ENGL 200 level literature 3 credits
Note: ENGL 200, ENGL 204, and ENGL 250 do not satisfy this requirement.
*Students with majors outside Arts and Sciences do not need the 200 level literature for their English Core.

Upper Division

British Literature Pre-1660
    ENGL 320 Middle English Literature
    ENGL 323 The Middle Ages
    ENGL 325 Medieval Romance
    ENGL 330 Shakespeare
    ENGL 331 Renaissance Literature
    ENGL 366 Topics in Literature (Florence)
    ENGL 420 The Age of Beowulf
    ENGL 423 Chaucer
    ENGL 433 Milton and His Contemporaries
    ENGL 434 Tudor and Stuart Drama
    ENGL 460* Studies in Women Writers
    ENGL 466* Topics in Literature
6 credits
British Literature Post-1660
    ENGL 340 Romantic Age
    ENGL 342 Victorian Era
    ENGL 348 Restoration and 18th Century Literature
    ENGL 350 20th Century British Literature
    ENGL 360* Modern Drama
    ENGL 436 18th Century British Novel
    ENGL 438 Restoration and 18th Century Drama
    ENGL 446 19th Century British Novel
    ENGL 450 20th Century British Novel
    ENGL 460* Studies in Women Writers
    ENGL 462* Studies in the Novel
    ENGL 464* Studies in 20th Century Poetry
    ENGL 465* Studies in 20th Century Drama
    ENGL 466* Topics in Literature
6 credits
American Literature Pre-1900
    ENGL 310 American Literature I
    ENGL 311 American Literature II
    ENGL 313 American Narratives: D&N
    ENGL 413 19th Century American Novel
    ENGL 455 Special Topics in American Literature
    ENGL 460* Studies in Women Writers
    ENGL 462* Studies in the Novel
    ENGL 466* Topics in Literature
3 credits
American Literature Post-1900
    ENGL 312 American Literature III
    ENGL 318 African-American Literature
    ENGL 360* Modern Drama
    ENGL 414 20th Century American Novel
    ENGL 415 Recent American Writing
    ENGL 455 Special Topics in American Literature
    ENGL 460* Studies in Women Writers
    ENGL 462* Studies in the Novel
    ENGL 464* Studies in 20th Century Poetry
    ENGL 465* Studies in 20th Century Drama
    ENGL 466* Topics in Literature
3 credits
English Electives
Two more of the courses in the above period requirements, or:
    ENGL 300 Research and Writing for the English Majors
    ENGL 301 Poetry Writing
    ENGL 302 Fiction Writing
    ENGL 303 Creative Non-Fiction Writing
    ENGL 305 The Writing Traveler
    ENGL 314 Multi-Cultural Literature of the U.S.
    ENGL 316 Studies in Post-Colonial Literature
    ENGL 370 History of the English Language
    ENGL 391 Directed Study
    ENGL 394 Literature and Film
    ENGL 395 The Teaching of Composition
    ENGL 467 Special Topics
    ENGL 480 Critical Theory: Literary and Cultural Studies
    ENGL 485 Poetics
    ENGL 490 Directed Reading
    ENGL 492 Independent Study
    ENGL 498 Directed Research
6 credits
ENGL 495 Seminar 3 credits
ENGL 499 English Comprehensive 0 credits
Note: No single class can satisfy more than one requirement. *Indicates Chair’s approval for using this course as a requirement

Minor in English: 21 Credits

Lower Division

ENGL 101 (ENGL 103H) or ENGL 200 English Composition 3 credits
One of the following:
    ENGL 102 Introduction to Literature
    ENGL 105 Themes in Literature
    ENGL 106 Special Topics in Multicultural or World Literature
3 credits
ENGL 200 level literature
(ENGL 200, ENGL 204, and ENGL 250 do not satisfy this requirement)
3 credits

Upper Division

ENGL 300-ENGL 489 Electives 12 credits

The Writing Concentration: 39 Credits

Lower Division

ENGL 101 (ENGL 103H) or ENGL 200 English Composition 3 credits
One of the following:
    ENGL 102 Introduction to Literature
    ENGL 105 Themes in Literature
    ENGL 106 Special Topics in Multicultural or World Literature
3 credits
ENGL 200 level literature 3 credits
Note: ENGL 200, ENGL 204, and ENGL 250 do not satisfy this requirement.

Upper Division

British Literature before 1660 3 credits
British Literature after 1660 3 credits
American Literature before 1900 3 credits
American Literature after 1900 3 credits
Elective Literature 3 credits
Five of the following writing courses:
    ENGL 300 Research and Writing for Major
    ENGL 301 Poetry Writing
    ENGL 302 Fiction Writing
    ENGL 303 Creative Nonfiction
    ENGL 304 Professional Writing
    ENGL 305 The Writing Traveler
    ENGL 306 Special Topics in Writing
    ENGL 390 Writing Center Practicum
    ENGL 395 The Teaching of Composition
    ENGL 401 Advanced Poetry Writing
    ENGL 402 Advanced Fiction Writing
    ENGL 403 Advanced Nonfiction Writing
    ENGL 406 Advanced Special Topics in Writing
    ENGL 420/JOUR 420 Literary Journalism
    ENGL 498 Independent Study
15 credits
ENGL 499 Senior Project
0 credits
Note: Students must take at least one 400 level writing course.
Note: For courses that satisfy each historical period see the English major.
ENGLISH DEPARTMENT
Dr. Jeff Miller
English Department Chair, Associate Professor
502 E. Boone Avenue
Spokane, WA 99258-0018
Phone: (509) 313-6676
Email: millerj3@gonzaga.edu
www.gonzaga.edu/english