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Any student admitted to KSU as a degree-seeking undergraduate may declare this major directly in Owl Express.
Foreign Language Requirement
All English majors must demonstrate competence in a foreign language up through the level of FL 2002.
Foriegn Language options include: Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, or Spanish. Students can also choose American Sign Language, Arabic, or Hebrew under the FL prefix.
Double Owl Pathways
Related Minors or Certificates Available
ENGL 4220: Critical Theory
An advanced course in interpretive theoretical paradigms as applied to the study of literature and culture, focusing on critical models such as Marxism, Structuralism, Poststructuralism, Deconstruction, Psychoanalytic criticism, and Gender, Ethnic, and Cultural studies.
ENGL 4340: Shakespeare
This course is a study of selected comedies, histories, and tragedies, covering the range of Shakespeare’s dramatic art. It may include dramatic form and poetic composition as commentaries on the dramatic genres and an examination of performance theory and practice.
LING 3040: History of the English Language
This course is a study of the development of English, with attention to influential historical events and to the evolving structure of the language.
WRIT 3000: Introduction to Creative Writing Genres
This course is a multi-genre creative writing survey incorporating the study of three genres from the following list: short fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, playwriting, and screenplay writing. Pairing creativity with technique, this content-based course introduces students to concepts, approaches, and methods. As students develop a portfolio of work, they learn to contextualize their own writing with writings from celebrated authors by completing short critical commentaries. This course introduces students to the workshop format.