Department of English & Humanities

Degree Programs

Essential Studies

The Essential Studies requirements for Chadron State College are available on a separate page for easy reference.

General Studies

For those students who began under the General Studies requirements for Chadron State College, they are available on a separate page for easy reference.

The Degree of Bachelor of Arts with a Subject Major in Literature

A student must complete the following program in addition to General Studies requirements and a major or minor in another area. Students pursuing this major must complete ENG 233 as the General Studies Fine Arts requirement.

Number Course Title Hours
ENG 232 History of American Literature (a) & (b) 6
ENG 236 History of English Literature (a) & (b) 6
ENG 249 Creative Writing (a), (b), or (c) 3
ENG 432 Shakespeare 3
*ENG 436 World Literature 3
ENG 440 Theory & Practice of Literary Criticism 3
ENG 441 English & American Novels 3
Electives Upper Division Literature Courses 9
Total hours 36
*ENG 436 cannot be used to meet the General Studies Global and Social Awareness program requirement.

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The Degree of Bachelor of Science in Education with a Subject Endorsement in English (7-12)

A student must complete the following program in addition to the General Studies and Professional Education requirements. Students pursuing this major must complete ENG 233 as the General Studies Fine Arts requirement. Students seeking the degree of Bachelor of Science in Education in any of the three English education programs must both hold a 3.0 G.P.A. in their English courses and receive a grade of "C" or above in all English classes.

Number Course Title Hours
ENG 232 History of American Literature (a) & (b) 6
ENG 236 History of English Literature (a) & (b) 6
ENG 249 Creative Writing (a) or (b) or (c) 3
ENG 320 Grammar & Linguistics 3
ENG 331 Theory & Practice of Teaching Writing 3
ENG 432 Shakespeare 3
*ENG 436 World Literature 3
ENG 438 Adolescent Literature 3
ENG 440 Theory & Practice of Literary Criticism 3
ENG 441 English & American Novels 3
Total hours 36
*ENG 436 cannot be used to meet the General Studies Composition and Global and Social Awareness program requirements.
Teacher candidates are encouraged to take ENG 249 Creative Writing (a) or (b) or (c) in addition to the above requirements.

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The Degree of Bachelor of Science in Education with a Field Endorsement in Language Arts (7-12)

A student must complete the following program in addition to the General Studies and Professional Education requirements. Students pursuing this major must complete ENG 233 as the General Studies Fine Arts requirement. Students seeking the degree of Bachelor of Science in Education in any of the three English education programs must both hold a 3.0 G.P.A. in their English courses and receive a grade of "C" or above in all English classes.

Number Course Title Hours
C A 130

C A 346
Interpersonal Communication
or
Intercultural Communications
3
C A 231

C A 233
Introduction to Desktop Publishing
or
Multimedia & Presentational Speaking
3
C A 333 News Journalism 3
ENG 232 History of American Literature (a) & (b) 6
ENG 236 History of English Literature (a) & (b) 6
ENG 249 Creative Writing (a) or (b) or (c) 3
ENG 320 Grammar & Linguistics 3
ENG 331 Theory and Practice of Teaching Writing 3
ENG 432 Shakespeare 3
ENG 436 World Literature 3
ENG 438 Adolescent Literature 3
ENG 440 Theory & Practice of Literary Criticism 3
ENG 441 English & American Novels 3
READ 430 Reading in the Middle/Sec Sch 3
TH 134 Principles of Acting 3
TH 159 &
TH 159L
Technical Theatre and Lab 3
TH 336
or
TH 337
Theatre History I
or
Theatre History II
3
TH 237 Beginning Directing 3
Elective Upper Division Theatre Course 3
Total hours 63

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The Degree of Bachelor of Science in Education with a Middle Grades Content Area of Specialization in Language Arts (Grades 4-9)

A student must complete the following program in addition to the General Studies and Professional Education Middle Grades requirements and one other Content Area of Specialization for Middle Grades. Students pursuing this major must complete ENG 233 as the General Studies Fine Arts requirement. Students seeking the degree of Bachelor of Science in Education in any of the three English education programs must both hold a 3.0 G.P.A. in their English courses and receive a grade of "C" or above in all English classes.

Number Course Title Hours
ENG 232 History of American Literature (a) & (b) 6
ENG 320 Grammar & Linguistics 3
ENG 331 Theory and Practice of Teaching Writing 3
ENG 432 Shakespeare 3
ENG 438 Adolescent Literature 3
Total hours 18
Teacher candidates are encouraged to take ENG 249 Creative Writing (a) or (b) or (c) in addition to the above requirements.

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Department Minors

English

A student must complete the following program in addition to a major in another area and the General Studies requirements.

Number Course Title Hours
ENG 232 History of American Literature (a) or (b) 3
ENG 236 History of English Literature (a) or (b) 3
ENG 249 Creative Writing (a) or (b) or (c) 3
ENG 436 World Literature 3
ENG 440 Theory and Practice of Literary Criticism 3
Electives Upper Division Literature Courses 6
Total hours 21

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English (K-8)

A student must complete the following program in addition to the General Studies and Professional Education, Elementary Education requirements.

Number Course Title Hours
ENG 232 History of American Literature (a) & (b) 6
ENG 233 Elements of Literature 3
ENG 249 Creative Writing (a) or (b) or (c) 3
ENG 320 Grammar and Linguistics 3
ENG 331 Theory and Practice of Teaching Writing 3
ENG 438 Adolescent Literature 3
Total hours 21

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Writing

A student must complete the following program in addition to a major in another area and the General Studies requirements.

Number Course Title Hours
ENG 249 Creative Writing (a) and (b) or (a) and (c)
or (b) and (c)
6
ENG 320 Grammar and Linguistics 3
ENG 400 Independent Study (Capstone Writing Project) 3

9 hours chosen from the following (at least 3 hours upper-division):

ENG 249 Creative Writing (a) or (b) or (c) not taken above 3
ENG 331 Theory and Practice of Teaching Writing 3
ENG 440 Theory and Practice of Literary Criticism 3
LS 238 Legal Research and Writing 3
CA 133 Media Writing 3
CA 333 News Journalism 3
HIST 435 History of Historical Writing 3
TH 429 Playscript Analysis 3
Total hours 21

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Comparative Philosophy

A student must complete the following program in addition to a major in another area and the General Studies requirements.

Number Course Title Hours
PHIL 231 Introduction to Philosophy 3
PHIL 333 Logic 3
PHIL 233 Chinese Philosophy 3

12 Hours chosen from the following:

ENG 343 Literature and Philosophy 3
PS 431 History of Political Thought 3
PHIL 432 Ethics 3
PHIL 433 Biomedical Ethics 3
PHIL 433 Environmental Ethics 3
ENG 440 Theory and Practice of Literary Criticism 3
CA 260 Introduction to Communication Theory 3
HUM 335 Comparative Religions 3
HUM 332 Love and Desire in the Western Tradition 3
MATH 237 History and Foundations of Mathematics 3
Total hours 21

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