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B.A. Language Arts (73 credits)

 

LANGUAGE ARTS TEACHER EDUCATION MAJOR (Middle School/ High School Authorization)

Note: complete both LACC literature (2 courses-ENG 107 and 108 are preferred; ENG 109 also highly recommended) and LACC writing requirement before taking courses in Lit/Theory and Writing areas.

 

 Literature and theory (35)

  • ENG 218 Introduction to Literary Study (4)

Choose three with at least one from each sequence: (12)

(Note: ENG 204 is required if no ENG 108)

  • ENG 204, 205, 206 Survey of British Literature (12)
  • ENG 253, 254 Survey of American Literature (8)
  • ED 240 Young Adult Literature (3)

Choose one: (4)

  • ENG 318 Contemporary Literary Theory
  • ENG 465 Teaching Literature

Choose one: (4)

  • ENG 389 U.S. Minority Literature
  • ENG 390 World Literatures
  • ENG 489 Studies in U.S Minority Literature
  • ENG 490 Studies in World Literatures

Choose two: (8)

  • UD literature (ENG 301 highly recommended; no courses from ENG 380-388)

Linguistics (16)

  • LING 210  Introduction to Linguistics
  • LING 315 Structure of English I
  • LING 450 Linguistic Analysis of Style & Genre

Choose one: (4)

  • LING 312 Language and Society
  • LING 370 Meaning and Context
  • LING 480 History of the English Language

Writing (16)

  • WR 230 Introduction to Writing Studies
  • WR 440 Writing Theory and Pedagogy

Choose two: (8)

  • UD writing courses, at least one non-creative writing course

Communication (6)

  • COM 342 Media Literacy

Choose one: (3)

  • COM 321 Influencing through Argument
  • COM 325 Intercultural Communication
  • COM 422 Persuasion

 

  • Language Arts Learning Outcomes

Language Arts Learning Outcomes

Learning outcomes

1. Apply linguistic principles, composition theory/practice, and methods of literary analysis.

2. Relate oral and written communication, literature, and linguistics content to secondary-level pedagogical best practices.

3. Analyze the rhetorical power and aesthetic potential of language.

   
Contact

English, Writing & Linguistics Department

(503) 838-8258 | email: randt@wou.edu