Aug 22, 2019  
2019-2020 General Catalog 
  
2019-2020 General Catalog

English Teaching Composite: American Studies - BA, BS


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  • For more information about English Teaching Composite (American Studies), see the Department of English website.
  • Following is a sample four-year plan. Please note that student-specific plans may differ.
  • Admitted students must meet with an advisor. Current students should also meet with an advisor and log on to Degree Works to check student-specific program progress.

 

Minimum University Requirements

Total Credits 120

 

Grade Point Average (most majors require higher GPA)

2.00 GPA
Credits of C- or better 100 Credits of upper-division courses (#3000 or above) 40
Total USU Credits 30 Upper-division USU Credits 20
USU Credits within the Major 10 Credits in Minor (if required) 12
Credits in Major see below Credits in American Institutions 3
General Education Requirements   see link University Studies Depth Requirements   see link
NOTES:

 

Admissions Requirements for this Program

New freshmen Admitted to USU in Good Standing

 

Transfer students from other institutions or other programs at USU

2.5 GPA*
*2.5 within all English courses (other than ENGL 1010, ENGL 2010, CLEP, AP, etc.); 2.5 USU cumulative (including courses taken for another USU major); 2.5 career total (including transfer credits) for new transfer students

First Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

ENGL 1010: Introduction to Writing: Academic Prose (CL1)   3   ENGL 2010: Intermediate Writing: Research Writing in a Persuasive Mode (CL2)   3    
ENGL 2630: Survey of American Culture (BHU)    3 Culture Exploration ENGL 2600: Literary Analysis    3  
Quantitative Literacy Requirement , STAT 1040: Introduction to Statistics (QL)  preferred 3   Breadth Requirement   3  
Breadth Requirement   3   Breadth Requirement   3  
Breadth Requirement   3   Breadth Requirement   3  
Total Requirements 15   Total Requirements 15  
Comments

 

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Second Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

ENGL 1410: Elements of Grammar   3   American Studies Foundation 2 of 3 3  
American Studies Foundation 1 of 3 3   American Studies Foundation 3 of 3 3  
American Literature and Folklore 3   American Literature and Folklore  3  
ENGL Writing Exploration Course  3   ENGL 3510: Teaching Young Adult Literature   3  
Breadth Requirement  3   American Literature and Folklore 3  
Total Requirements 15   Total Requirements 15  
Comments

 

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Third Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

ENGL 3470: Approaches to Research in English Studies (QI)   3   ENGL 4500: Teaching Writing (CI)   3  
American Literature and Folklore  3   Linguistics Course 3  
ENGL 4300: Shakespeare   3   SCED 3210: Educational and Multicultural Foundations (DSS/CI)    3    
ENGL 4510: Teaching Literature (CI)   3   ENGL 3500: Teaching English Practicum     2    
World Literature Course 3   STEP Level 1 4  
Total Credits 15   Total Credits 15  
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Fourth Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 DSC Course   3   SCED 5500: Student Teaching Seminar   2  
Writing Course 3   SCED 5630: Student Teaching in Secondary Schools   10  
ENGL 4520: Teaching Literacy in Diverse Classrooms    3        
STEP Level 2 9        
Total Credits 18   Total Credits 12  
Comments: Students must consult a TEAL advisor when they are admitted to STEP.

 

Comments

 

 

Credits in Residence


Students must complete 21 credits of major-applicable coursework at Utah State University.

Course Requirements


Core/Explore Requirements (9 credits)

Students must complete 9 credits of exploration courses. Students must choose one course from each section: culture, literature, and writing.

Students should complete the exploratory requirements as early as possible.

English Teaching Composite: American Studies Emphasis


Minimum GPA for Admission: 2.5 USU cumulative (including courses taken for another USU major); 2.5 career total (including transfer credits) for new transfer students

Minimum GPA for Graduation: 2.75 within major courses; 2.0 USU cumulative (3.0 USU cumulative required for admission to STEP); 2.75 career total (for licensure)

Minimum Grade Accepted: C (no pass/fail) in major courses; C in STEP courses (Note: C- or better in Quantitative Literacy (QL) course required by STEP)

Number of Required Credits: 56 (59 if required to take ENGL 1410 )

Other Requirements: STEP (typically requires 3 semesters; see TEAL website and advisor for STEPadvising) required for licensure, Grammar Challenge Exam (score of at least 80 percent) or ENGL 1410   

The English Teaching Composite: American Studies program prepares students towards professional licensure in the teaching of secondary-level English, with additional preparation in American Studies. Students become versed in their academic subject matter (the language arts, emphasizing writing); skilled in the methods of teaching the various components of the English curriculum and classroom management techniques; and committed to the achievement of all students. The English Teaching Composite: American Studies offers a robust menu of courses, recognizing the complexity and depth of English Studies.

In addition to the required exploratory courses and content-focused courses in English and American Studies, students take classes in pedagogy to learn about curriculum, planning, instructional delivery, assessment, and related topics.  Two clinical experiences provide in-school experiences before student teaching.

Students are urged to complete the required Exploratory courses early in their program of study and to complete an additional 6 credits of English prior to taking ENGL 4500  and ENGL 4510 .  When possible, students should complete all of their required 3000-level courses before taking 4000-level courses.

To obtain professional licensure at graduation, students must fulfill the requirements of the Secondary Teacher Education Program (STEP) prescribed by the School of Teacher Education and Leadership (TEAL).

A. Diversity Requirement


All English majors are required to take one course that examines the experiences, perspectives, literatures, cultures, and/or creative expressions of underrepresented and/or marginalized communities. For this requirement, the USU English department includes communities who have been underrepresented or marginalized due to race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, disability and/or the intersections of these identities in conjunction with one another and with class.

B. Exploratory Requirements (9 credits)


  • Literature (3 credits)
  • Culture (3 credits)
  • Writing (3 credits)

C. American Studies Foundations


Students must complete 9 credits of American Studies Foundations courses.  Students must select 3 of the following 5 Foundations areas and complete one course in each of the 3 chosen areas.

American History and Government:


American Arts, Media, and Communication Studies:


D. Literature and Folklore Courses (12)


E. Shakespeare Course


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