Verbal & Visual Arts

Verbal & Visual Arts
College of Arts & Sciences
Harbor Hall
140 Seventh Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Phone:727-873-4156

Maintained by M. Weber
Last updated 6/17/14

 

English Program


The Department of Verbal and Visual arts offers a major in English in two areas of specialization, minors in each area of specialization, and an undergraduate certificate in Creative Writing.


Areas of Specialization:

Literature and Cultural Studies (LCSP)

The undergraduate program in Literature and Cultural Studies prepares students to be excellent communicators and researchers, whether they move forward into careers or into graduate and professional schools. The program highlights three areas of study – American, British, and World Literatures – focusing on specific kinds of skills: reading deeply and analytically, writing critically and creatively, thinking conceptually and contextually, and using multiple research tools from the archives to the Internet. Literature and Cultural Studies considers how language works in a variety of historical, rhetorical, and artistic contexts. Students who graduate from this program are both well situated and expected to be excellent, multifaceted users of language in the global communities they inhabit.


Writing Studies (WSSP)

The undergraduate program in Writing Studies prepares students to work as innovative professional communicators in a variety of fields -- from government to business to medicine. The program brings together professional and public discourse within specific rhetorical situations so that writers experience specific local, global, organizational, and civic dimensions. We research, develop, evaluate, and practice professional and public discourse. Students are encouraged to collaborate with schools, corporations, agencies, and community-based organizations to design, develop, use, and evaluate oral, written, and digital artifacts. The program is designed to empower individual communicators in the ethical and strategic use of language in a variety of public and professional communities. The program will produce graduates who can effectively compose using a variety of tools in order to communicate with their audiences.


Requirements for the Major

Undergraduate English Majors must complete 36 hours of coursework, including the prerequisites listed below.

  • State Mandated Program Prerequisites

    • ENC 1101: Composition I

    • ENC 1102: Composition II

  • Core Requirements (6 hours)

    • ENC 3445: Introduction to the English Major (take as soon as completing ENC 1101/1102 -- offered each fall/spring semester

    • ENG 4950: Senior Portfolio (take during the last semester before graduation; usually offered each fall semester online and each spring face-to-face)

  • Literature Electives (6-8 hours)

  • Writing Electives (6 hours)

  • One (1) Specialization/Concentration (18-20 hours)

Majors are strongly encouraged to LIT 2000: Introduction to Literature and to take 3000-level courses before taking 4000-level courses, as 3000-level courses provide foundational support for the materials covered in 4000-level courses.




Undergraduate English Major Checklist--Literature and Cultural Studies


Core Requirements:

_______ENC 3445: Intro to the English Major (first semester after completing ENC 1102)

_______ENG 4950: Senior Portfolio (last semester before graduating)


Majors are strongly encouraged to LIT 2000: Introduction to Literature and to take 3000-level course before taking 4000-level courses, as 3000-level courses provide foundational support for the materials covered in 4000-level courses.


American Literature (3 hours)

_______AML 3031 American Lit, Beg. to 1860

_______AML 3032 American Lit, 1860 to Pres


British Literature (3 hours)

_______ENL 3015 British Lit, Beg to 1616

_______ENL 3230 British Lit, 1616 to 1780

_______ENL 3251 British Lit, 1780 to 1900

_______ENL 3271 British Lit, 1900 to Present

_______ENL 3333 Shakespeare


Intermediate Literature (3 hours)

_______LIT 3101 Lit. West. World Pre-Renaiss

_______LIT 3102 Lit. West. World After Ren.

_______LIT 3353 Lit, Race, and Ethnicity

_______LIT 3515 Lit, Gender, and Sexuality


At least one of the above courses (3 hours) should be in Literature before 1800)


Advanced Literature (9 hours)

_______AML 4931 Amer. Lit Move. & Genre

_______AML 4300 Selected American Authors

_______AML 4933 Studies in American Lit

_______ENG 4042 Studies in Theory/ Crit

_______ENG 4906 Individual Research (1-4)

_______ENG 4907 Directed Reading

_______ENG 4940 Internship in English (1-4)

Concentration in Literature and Cultural Studies (9 hours) (these courses are repeatable)


_______ENL 4930 Brit. Literary Move. and Genres

_______ENL 4303 Selected British Authors

_______LIT 4932 Studies in British Literature

_______LIT 4930 World Literary Move. Genres

_______LIT 4243 Selected World Authors

_______LIT 4931 Studies in World Literature



Writing Electives (6 Hours)

_______CRW 3013 Creative Writing

_______CRW 4924 Advanced Creative Writing

_______ENC 3250 Professional Writing

_______ENC 3310 Expository Writing

_______ENC 3330 Rhetorical Traditions

_______ENC 3331 Civic and Client Communication

_______ENC 3373 Rhetoric Marginalized Comm.

_______ENC 3376 Multimodal Composition

_______ENC 4311 Advanced Composition

_______ENC 43 77 Advanced Rhetoric

_______ENC 4353 Public Rhetorics

_______ENC 4351 Writing for Publication

_______ENC 4431 Writing and New Media

_______ENC 4931 Sel. Topics Tech. Prof. Writ.


Undergraduate English Major Checklist--Writing Studies

Core Requirements:

_______ENC 3445: Intro to the English Major (first semester after completing ENC 1102)

_______ENG 4950: Senior Portfolio (last semester--TYPICALLY OFFERED ONCE A YEAR)


Majors are strongly encouraged to LIT 2000: Introduction to Literature and to take 3000-level course before taking 4000-level courses, as 3000-level courses provide foundational support for the materials covered in 4000-level courses.

Intermediate Writing (9 hours)

_______ENC 3310 Expository Writing

_______ENC 3250 Professional Writing

_______ENC 3330 Rhetorical Traditions

_______ENC 3331 Civic and Client Communication

_______ENC 3373 Rhetoric Marginal. Communities

_______ENC 3376 Multimodal Composition


Advanced Writing (9 Hours)

_______ENC 4311: Advanced Composition

_______ENG 4377 Advanced Rhetoric

_______ENC 4353 Public Rhetorics

_______ENC 4351 Writing for Publication

_______ENC 4431 Writing and New Media

_______ENC 4931 Sel. Topics Tech. Prof. Writ.

_______ENG 4042 Studies in Theory and Criticism

_______ENG 4906 Individual Research (1-4)

_______ENG 4940 Internship  in English (1-4)


Writing Electives (6 Hours)

_______CRW 3013 Creative Writing

_______CRW 4924 Advanced Creative Writing

_______ENC 3250 Professional Writing

_______ENC 3310 Expository Writing

_______ENC 3330 Rhetorical Traditions

_______ENC 3331 Civic and Client Communication

_______ENC 3373 Rhetoric Marginalized Comm.

_______ENC 3376 Multimodal Composition

_______ENC 4311 Advanced Composition

_______ENC 4377 Advanced Rhetoric

_______ENC 4353 Public Rhetorics

_______ENC 4351 Writing for Publication

_______ENC 4431 Writing and New Media

_______ENC 4931 Sel. Topics Tech. Prof. Writ.


Literature Electives (6-8 hours)

_______AML 3031 American Lit, Beg. to 1860

_______AML 3032 American Lit, 1860 to Present

_______ENL 3015 British Lit, Beginning to 1616

_______ENL 3230 British Lit, 1616 to 1780

_______ENL 3251 British Lit, 1780 to 1900

_______ENL 3271 British Lit, 1900 to Present

_______ENL 3333 Shakespeare

_______LIT 3101 Lit. West. World Pre-Renaiss

_______LIT 3102 Lit. West. World After Ren.

_______LIT 3353 Lit, Race, and Ethnicity

_______LIT 3515 Lit, Gender, and Sexuality

_______AML 4931 Amer. Literary Move. Genres

_______AML 4300 Selected American Authors

_______AML 4933 Studies in American Literature

_______ENG 4042 Studies in Theory and Criticism

_______ENG 4906 Individual Research (1-4)

_______ENG 4907 Directed Reading

_______ENG 4940 Internship in English (1-4)

_______ENL 4930 Brit. Literary Move. and Genres

_______ENL 4303 Selected British Authors

_______LIT 4932 Studies in British Literature

_______LIT 4930 World Literary Move. Genres

_______LIT 4243 Selected World Authors

_______LIT 4931 Studies in World Literature




Creative Writing Certificate

Core Requirements:

_______CRW 3013:Creative Writing, the introductory course, is a prerequisite for CRW 492

_______CRW 4924: Advanced Creative Writing, taught in rotation and with varying themes, and can be taken multiple times.


The Creative Writing Program is open to all students at University of South Florida St. Petersburg and to non-matriculated students with a Bachelor’s Degree. The program welcomes majors and minors in English and Writing, students already in other programs, and people not currently attending USFSP who would like to improve their skills in creative writing. Note: courses completed in fulfillment of the CRW certificate do NOT conflict with requirements for the English major or minor. For the certificate, students must take fifteen (15) credit hours in literature or writing at the 3000 level or higher.


Writing Electives

_______ENC 3250 Professional Writing

_______ENC 3310 Expository Writing

_______ENC 3330 Rhetorical Traditions

_______ENC 3331 Civic and Client Communication

_______ENC 3373 Rhetoric Marginalized Comm.

_______ENC 3376 Multimodal Composition

_______ENC 4311 Advanced Composition

_______ENC 4377 Advanced Rhetoric

_______ENC 4353 Public Rhetorics

_______ENC 4351 Writing for Publication

_______ENC 4431 Writing and New Media

_______ENC 4931 Sel. Topics Tech. Prof. Writ.

_______ENG 4042 Studies in Theory and Criticism

_______ENG 4906 Individual Research (1-4)

_______ENG 4940 Internship  in English (1-4)


Literature Electives

_______AML 3031 American Lit, Beg. to 1860

_______AML 3032 American Lit, 1860 to Present

_______ENL 3015 British Lit, Beginning to 1616

_______ENL 3230 British Lit, 1616 to 1780

_______ENL 3251 British Lit, 1780 to 1900

_______ENL 3271 British Lit, 1900 to Present

_______ENL 3333 Shakespeare

_______LIT 3101 Lit. West. World Pre-Renaiss

_______LIT 3102 Lit. West. World After Ren.

_______LIT 3353 Lit, Race, and Ethnicity

_______LIT 3515 Lit, Gender, and Sexuality

_______AML 4931 Amer. Literary Move. Genres

_______AML 4300 Selected American Authors

_______AML 4933 Studies in American Literature

_______ENG 4042 Studies in Theory and Criticism

_______ENG 4906 Individual Research (1-4)

_______ENG 4907 Directed Reading

_______ENG 4940 Internship in English (1-4)

_______ENL 4930 Brit. Literary Move. and Genres

_______ENL 4303 Selected British Authors

_______LIT 4932 Studies in British Literature

_______LIT 4930 World Literary Move. Genres

_______LIT 4243 Selected World Authors

_______LIT 4931 Studies in World Literature







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