Buena Vista University

English

Who wrote your favorite book? What was compelling about the writer's ability to describe a situation or bring a personality to life? Perhaps you feel driven to write yourself, capturing your thoughts and the world around you in words and phrases, written and spoken. As an English student, you’ll learn how to increase the effectiveness of your self-expression as you develop composition skills for professional success and a literary background for personal fulfillment.

Through the English program, you’ll be immersed in the works of some of the world's best wordsmiths through genre surveys and specialized courses. You’ll learn how to write in different styles and enhance your composition technique. You’ll examine the basics of linguistics and literary theory as you acquire critical skills to analyze in-depth the texts you read.

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Courses of study

Minor in ENGLISH: 21 credit hours

ENGL 220 Introduction to Literature: Early Literary Classics
ENGL 250 American Literature
ENGL 261 British Literature, Beginnings to 1750
ENGL 262 British Literature 1750-Present
ENGL 300 Advanced Composition or ENGL 320 Creative Writing
ENGL 331 Introduction to Linguistics
One English elective 340 or above

Minor In English With teaching licensure (5-12): 30 credit hours

ENGL 220 Introduction to Literature: Early Literary Classics
ENGL 250 American Literature
ENGL 261 British Literature, Beginnings to 1750
ENGL 300 Advanced Composition
ENGL 331 Introduction to Linguistics
ENGL 332 Modern English Grammar
ENGL 340 Introduction to Literary Theory
ENGL 350 Shakespeare

Support work:

SEDU 333 Young Adult Fiction and Nonfiction
SEDU 454 Reading Instructional Strategies
Plus requirements for secondary education and education core

Best Value - Regional Colleges 2015

Buena Vista University
610 W. 4th Street
Storm Lake, IA 50588
800.383.9600

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