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programs from among graduates with a liberal arts degree such as English. Li-
brary science and the many fields of modern communication and publication
offer additional career possibilities for the well-prepared English major.

Students interested in English as a major for prelaw, pre-MBA, pre-library
science, or other such professional programs should consult with advisers of the
English Department who will recommend programs most suitable to their needs.

English Composition

Darwin L. Hayes, Coordinator

All students are required to complete 6 hours of composition for graduation.
Freshmen are assigned to either English 111 (or Gen. Curr. 105) or 115 on the


basis of American College Test scores and high school grades. Freshmen whose
surnames begin with the letters A through K take the assigned course during
the Fall Semester; freshmen whose surnames begin with the letters L through
Z take the course during the Winter Semester. (Foreign students clear with
the International Student Adviser, and advanced placement students check with
the Advanced Placement Officer before registering.)

After completing the freshman course in writing, students take English 212,
215, or 251 as sophomores or 316 as juniors to fulfill the composition require-
ment. Because colleges and departments will designate which course they wish
their majors to take, students should carefully check departmental requirements
prior to registration. The English Department will schedule enough sections each
semester to accommodate one-half of the sophomore and junior classes involved
in each course. Students should therefore plan to register on the basis of alpha-
betical division, just as they do for English 111. Transfer students must check
with the Coordinator of English Composition for transfer credit in composition.

Requirements for an English Major

A major in English requires 35 credit hours in English beyond the 6-hour
general education composition requirement. In fulfilling the remainder of the
University's general education program, the English major must complete the
foreign language option, i.e., 6 to 8 hours in a foreign language beyond the 101

The English Department awards the Bachelor of Arts degree upon satisfactory
completion of University and departmental requirements for graduation. No
more than 6 hours of D credit in English may be applied toward the com-
pletion of requirements for the English major.

The English Department requires its majors to take Engl. 251 as the second
course in the composition sequence. Students deciding on an English major
after completing 6 hours of composition credit or transfer students transfering
6 hours of composition credit should take Engl. 251 upon entering the major
program. Such students may count Engl. 251 as part of their 35-hour require-
ment. All English majors must take the following three core courses:

English 301 (4) Early Masters of English Literature

302 (4) Later Masters of English Literature

303 (4) Masters of American Literature

These courses should be taken during the first three semesters following the
completion of Engl. 251.

The major should take sufficient additional courses from the English courses
numbered in the 300, 400, and 500 series to bring his total in English to at
least 35 hours. Most English courses in the 100 and 200 series are service or
general education courses, and with the exception of Engl. 218 and — in certain
cases, as specified above — Engl. 251, courses in the 100 and 200 series will not
count toward a major. Courses that count as education courses for teacher
training programs will not count toward a major; these courses are Engl. 377,
422, 479, 577, 578, 579.

There is wide flexibility in the English major program, which allows the
student to pursue his own interests. The student should consult with his de-
partmental adviser in setting up a program that will help him best meet his
educational and professional goals. A student would probably be well advised,
however, not to project too narrow a program. The department suggests that
every student's program should cover historical surveys in both English and
American literature as well as courses in language, writing, and genre.

The department provides a minimum reading list of literature which the
English major should obtain from the English office and use as a guide to his
program and independent study. During his senior year, he may elect Engl. 490
(Senior Seminar), a course based on the reading list and designed to help the
student correlate and assimilate his study of literature.

During his senior year — preferably during his last semester — the candidate
for graduation will take a standard examination on English and American
literature. Taking this examination is a requirement for graduation, but no


specific level of performance for graduation is stipulated, nor is a course grade
given for it; rather, the examination is mainly for the student's own information
and self-evaluation. However, a score equivalent to a B- is required for ad-
mission to graduate work in English, and the examination score becomes a part
of the student's record and may be consulted in connection with job interviews,
letters of recommendation, departmental awards, and other such matters.

Requirements for a Teaching Major in Elnglish

The requirements for a teaching major in English are the same as those for
the English major listed above, except that the student completing a teaching
major must complete Engl. 321 and at least one of the following English language
courses: Engl. 322 or 325 or 421. The teaching major must also complete
the professional education courses required for teacher certification as outlined
by the College of Education. The teaching major in English registers for Engl.
377 and 479 in place of Ed. 377 and 479 in the sequence of professional courses
outlined by the College of Education.

Supporting Courses and Minor Programs for English Majors

An English major who is not a teaching major need not complete a regular
departmental minor. By carefully choosing courses to fill certain general educa-
tion groups and by electing courses from several departments that are comple-
mentary to his major, a student may develop a program more useful to him
than by pursuing a traditional minor. The following are some of the comple-
mentary courses strongly recommended by the English Department: Hist. 120,
The United States to 1865; Hist. 121, The United States since 1865; Classical
Civilization 341, Greek and Roman Mythology; Hist. 335, England; Sp. and
Dram. Arts 121, Voice, Diction, and Interpretation; Sp. and Dram. Arts 325,
Advanced Interpretation and Storytelling; Hum. 201, The Arts in Western Cul-
ture: Age of Greece to Early Renaissance; Hum. 202, The Arts in Western
Culture: Late Renaissance to the Modern Age; Phil. 110, Introduction to Philos-
ophy; Phil. 324, Contemporary Continental Philosophy; upper-division courses
in comparative literature.

If a student wishes to complete a minor and have it recorded on his records,
he may select a minor from any department in the College of Humanities, the
College of Social Sciences, or the College of Fine Arts and Communications, or
in philosophy or library science. A minor from any other department should
be approved by the chairman of the English Department.

English teaching majors must complete a teaching minor consisting of 16 or
more hours of approved courses in a subject related to English and ap-
proved by the English Department and the College of Education. The English
Department recommends the following as teaching minors: art, French, geog-
raphy, German, history, journalism, Latin, political science, psychology, Russian,
sociology, Spanish, speech-drama, business education, instructional media. Any
teaching minor other than these should have the approval of the chairman of
the English Department. For further information, see "Subject-Matter Prepara-
tion of Secondary School Teachers" in the Department of Education section of
this catalog.

The requirements for a teaching minor in English are the following: English
301, 302, 303, 321; 322 or 325 or 421; and at least one upper-division elective
to total a minimum of 20 hours. (An exception to the upper-division require-
ment is English 218.) English 251, a prerequisite for these courses, may count
toward the 20 hours if not taken to fill the University English composition
requirement. All teaching minors must also take English 377.

A non-teaching minor requires a minimum of 14 hours beyond the University
English composition requirement. At least 6 of the 14 hours required must be
upper-division. In selecting courses for a minor, a student should consult with
an adviser in his major department and, if he desires, with a member of the
English Department.

English for Non-Native Speakers

While all undergraduate students at BYU are required to satisfy the University


English composition requirements, additional courses are provided for non-native
speakers of English:

English 101 — a remedial class providing an oral review of English fundamentals.
102 — a course for writing improvement.

103 — a small group, tutorial course to improve spoken English (pronun-
ciation, intonation) and listening.
104 — a course to improve reading comprehension and reading speed.

These classes are open to both undergraduate and graduate bilingual students.

Placement in the above classes is determined by a series of BYU tests admin-
istered just prior to the beginning of each semester. Students who demonstrate
sufficient mastery of the English language are placed in English 111 classes,
which are taught by persons with special training in English as a second lan-
guage; all other foreign bilingual students are directed to the course or courses
that will best meet their needs. Normally, 101 is a prerequisite for 102; how-
ever, 103 and 104 may be taken concurrently with either 101 or 102.

Graduate Study

The Department of English offers Master of Arts degrees in American Literature,
English Literature, and English Language, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in
American Literature and in English Literature. For detailed information regard-
ing the requirements for an advanced degree, see the Graduate School Catalog.


10. Preparatory English. (0:2:0) (Off-campus courses only)

Drill in essentials of English for students not prepared for Gen. Curr.
105 or Engl. 111.

15. Remedial English for Juniors. (0:3 for I semester:0) Home Study also.

G. Bennion
Intensive review of the essentials of composition and preparation for the
Junior English Proficiency Examination.

99. Problems in Thesis Writing. (0:2:0) Evans

Composition course for those writing theses or other graduate papers.

Emphasis is placed on organization, sentence structure, correctness, and

101. English as a Second Language ( Structiu-e ) . (2:5:0) Madsen

For mastery of English sentence structure through oral and written
exercises and controlled composition. For bilingual foreign students.

102. English as a Second Language (Writing). (2:3:2) Madsen

Transition from controlled to free writing, with an emphasis on exposi-
tory prose. For bilingual foreign students.

103. English as a Second Language (Oral- Aural). (2:3:2) Madsen

To improve listening comprehension and speaking ability. Emphasis on
fluency, correct pronunciation, and intonation. For bilingual foreign

104. English as a Second Language (Reading). (2:3:2) Madsen

Improvement in reading comprehension and reading speed. For bilingual
foreign students.

111. Composition and Reading. (3:3:0) Home Study also. Hayes

Course in reading and writing designed for the development of effective
writing, critical awareness of the resources of language, and rapid and
critical reading. Review of grammar; readings; weekly themes.

115. Composition and Reading. (3:3:0) Hayes

Alternate course to Engl. Ill designed for students who show superior
ability and training in composition.


212. Composition and Literature. (3:3:0) Prerequisite: Gen. Curr. 105 or Engl.

111. Home Study also. Hayes

Continuation of Engl. Ill and 115. Study of diction, tone, and style in
both exposition and literature. Long library paper.

215. Exposition and Report Writing. (3:3:0) Home Study also. Prerequisite:
Gen. Curr. 105 or Engl. 111. Hayes

Continuation of Engl. Ill and 115. Study of techniques for clarity and
precision in factual writing. Long library paper.

218. Creative Writing. (2:2:0) Home Study also, (m) Prerequisite: Engl.
212, 215, 251, or 316.

Composition course designed to develop expressive skill and power
through writing short stories, poems, dramas, and informal essays.

225. Vocabulary Building. (2:2:0) Home Study also, (m) Horton, Wahlquist
Service course for developing an effective vocabulary through study of
prefixes, suffixes, and roots.

250. Introduction to Literature. (3:3:0) Home Study also. (G-HA m)

Reading and analysis of various types of literature: short stories, novels,
poetry, essays, biographies, and dramas. Does not count toward the English
teaching minor.

251. Fundamentals of Literature. (3:3:0) Home Study also. Prerequisite: Engl.
Ill or 115. M. Clark, Thayer

Continuation of Engl. Ill and 115. Basic course in literary appreciation
and criticism, literary terminology, and interpretive writing. Long library
paper. Required of all English majors and minors and recommended for
other students whose majors or minors focus on literature.

252. Introduction to Poetry. (2:2:0) (G-HA m) Prerequisites: Engl. Ill or
115 and at least sophomore status. Evans, Morrell

Appreciation course emphasizing critical reading and analysis of repre-
sentative significant poems of various types.

253. Introduction to Drama. (2:2:0) (G-HA m) Prerequisites: Engl. Ill or
115 and at least sophomore status. Ridenhour, Waterstradt

Appreciation course with attention given to various forms — tragedy,
comedy, farce, melodrama, and modern problem play — and with a critical
reading of famous examples of each type.

260. Masterpieces of American Literature. (3:3:0) (G-HA m) Lambert

Selected readings in American literature from colonial times to the
present. Does not count toward the English teaching minor.

270. Masterpieces of English Literature. (3:3:0) (G-HA m) Grass

Selected readings in English literature from medieval times to the
present. Does not count toward the English teaching minor.

282. Shakespeare. (2:2:0) Home Study also. (G-HA m) Grass

Appreciation course with interpretive reading of about eight of Shake-
speare's dramas. Does not count toward the English teaching minor.

301. Early Masters of English Literature. (4:4:0) (G-HA m) Prerequisite: Engl.
251. Grass

A critical study of major works of major English authors from the
beginning through the eighteenth century; interpretive composition em-

302. Later Masters of English Literature. (4:4:0) (G-HA m) Prerequisite: Engl.
251. Geary

A critical study of major works of major English authors since the
eighteenth century; interpretive composition emphasized.


303. Masters of American Literature. (4:4:0) (G-HA m) Prerequisite: Engl. 251.

A critical study of major works of major American authors; interpre-
tive composition emphasized.

315. Advanced Expository Writing. (2:2:0) (m) Prerequisite: Engl. 212, 215,
251, or 316. Farnsworth, Hart

Advanced composition course designed to extend and refine skills in
factual writing.

316. Technical Writing. (3:3:0) (m) Prerequisite: Gen. Curr. 105 or Engl. Ill
or 115. J. S. Harris

Composition and reading course designed to develop accuracy and skill
in writing scientific pamphlets, articles, reports, and memoranda.

318, Writing of Fiction. (2:2:0) Home Study also, (m) Prerequisite: Engl.
218 or consent of instructor. Thayer

Special development in the creation of style and technique in prose
fiction; the discipline and practice of the writer; individual consultation.

319. Writing of Poetry. (2:2:0) Home Study also, (m) Prerequisite: Engl.
218 or consent of instructor. Larson

Special development in the creation of style and technique in poetry;
the discipline and practice of the poet; individual consultation.

321. Study in English Grammars. (3:3:0) (m) Prerequisite: Engl. Ill or 115.

Alder, Cox, Norton, Luthy
Modern grammars of English — descriptive, structural, and transforma-
tional — with study of the supporting linguistic principles. Required for
English majors and English teaching minors.

322. Modern American Usage. (3:3:0) (m) Prerequisite: Engl. Ill or 115.

Alder, Cox, Hayes, Norton
A study of the current conventions and effective use of American English.

325. Introduction to the English Language. (3:3:0) (m) Prerequisite: Engl.
Ill or 115. Alder

The study of the English language, including its phonology, morphology,
and syntax, and their application to the problems of English language

326. Semantics. (2:2:0) (m) Prerequisite: Engl. 212, 215, 251, or 316.

General semantics. Particular focus on the way in which words influence
thought and behavior.

332. The English Novel from Defoe through Dickens. (3:3:0) Home Study
also. (G-HA m) Brady, Gassman

English prose fiction from the beginnings to the mid-nineteenth century,
with emphasis on Defoe, Richardson, Fielding, Smollett, Sterne, Scott,
Austen, Trollope, Thackeray, the Brontes, and Dickens.

333. The English Novel from Eliot to 1950. (3:3:0) Home Study also. (G-HA m)

Brady, B. Clark
The English novel from the mid-nineteenth century to 1950, with em-
phasis on George Eliot, Meredith, Hardy, Conrad, Bennett, Galsworthy,
Lawrence, Maugham, Joyce, Woolf, and Huxley.

335. The Nineteenth-Century American Novel. (2:2:0) Home Study also. (G-
HA m) Jacobs, Williams

Emphasis on Cooper, Hawthorne, Melville, Twain, Howells, and James.

336. The Twentieth-Century American Novel. (2:2:0) Home Study also. (G-
HA m) M. Clark, McKellar

Emphasis on Dreiser, Gather, Lewis, Hemingway, Faulkner, Steinbeck,
Wolfe, Fitzgerald, Dos Passos, and Warren.


337. Contemporary Fiction. (3:3:0) (G-HA m) Arnold, M. Clark, Evans

Trends, techniques, and themes in English and American fiction since

World War II, including the works of Ellison, Camus, Kazantzakis, O'Con-
nor, Malamud, Bellow, Mailer, and Updike.

338. (Engl.-Comp. Lit.) Eviropean Novel. (3:3:0) (G-HA m) Blanch, M. Clark

The works of the principal European novelists, including Cervantes,
Flaubert, Zola, Turgenev, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Mann, Kafka, and others, in
English translation.

339. Prose Nonfiction in English. (3:3:0) (G-HA m) Famsworth, Thomson

Study in the varied prose nonfiction in the English language: the essay;
biography; criticism of art, literature, and society; history; and travel.

341. English Drama. (3:3:0) (G-HA m) Craig, Wood, J. Thomas

The English drama (exclusive of Shakespeare) from the beginning to
mid-nineteenth century, with emphasis on dramatic modes and forms.

343. Modem English and American Drama. (3:3:0) (G-HA m) Craig,

Ridenhour, Waterstradt
Major English and American dramatists since 1890.

350. The Bible as Literature. (2:2:0) Home Study also. (G-HA m)

Ellsworth, Olson

351. The Criticism and Appreciation of Literature. (3:3:0) (m) M. Clark,

Hart, Larson
Critical theories and standards of value. Required for students who in-
tend to do graduate study in English at BYU.

355. (Engl.-Comp. Lit.) World Cultures L (3:3:0) (G-HA m) Britsch,

Craig, Tate
Greek and Roman epic and drama and European classics of the Middle
Ages, with emphasis on Homer, Aeshylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Virgil, and

356. (EngL-Comp. Lit.) World Classics H. (3:3:0) (G-HA m) Spears, Thomson

European masterpieces of neoclassicism, romanticism, realism, naturalism,
and symbolism in translation.

359. The Short Story. (2:2:0) Home Study also. (G-HA m) Cheney

Critical study of selected great short stories — American, English, and
European — with emphasis on twentieth-century stories.

361. Early American Literature. (3:3:0) (G-HA m) Jacobs, Williams, Thomson

An intensive study of American writers from the beginnings to the
mid-nineteenth century.

362. Later Nineteenth-Century American Literature. (3:3:0) (G-HA m)

Ellsworth, Jacobs, Thomson
An intensive study of American writers from the mid-nineteenth cen-
tury to the end of the century.

363. American Literature from 1914 to Mid-Century. (3:3:0) (G-HA m)

M. Clark, Cracroft
An intensive study of American writers from World War I to mid-

364. The Literature of the American West. (2:2:0) (G-HA m) Prerequisite:
Engl. 212, 215, 251, or 316. Cracroft, Lambert

A critical study of important literature that utilizes frontier and western
situations. Focuses on the special problems of writing about the West.

365. American Ethnic Literature. (2:2:0) (G-HA m) Jacobs

Study of writers representative of various ethnic groups in relation
to their American settings and contemporaries.


366. Modern Poetry. (2:2:0) Home Study also. (G-HA m) Hart, Larson

Major English and American poets of the twentieth century.

367. English and American Folk Ballads. (2:2:0) (G-HA m) Cheney

English and Scottish ballads and American folk songs.

371. English Literature to 1500: The Medieval Period. (3:3:0) (G-HA m)

Emphasis on relationships to other early European literature.

372. English Literature from 1500 to 1660: The Renaissance Period. (3:3:0)
(G-HA m) Larson, J. Thomas, Wood

English drama, poetry, and prose of the Renaissance period including
Milton but excluding Shakespeare.

373. English Literature from 1660 to 1780: The Classical Period. (3:3:0) (G-
HA m) Craig, Gassman, Hart

English literature from the Restoration through the Age of Reason to
the beginnings of Romanticism, including Defoe, Swift, Fielding, Dryden,
Pope, and Johnson.

374. English Literature from 1780 to 1882: The Romantic Period. (3:3:0)
Home Study also. (G-HA m) Cheney, B. Clark, J. B. Harris

Includes the works of Burns, Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Scott, Lamb,
Byron, Shelley, Keats, and the Brontes.

375. English Literature from 1832 to 1890: The Victorian Period. (3:3:0) (G-
HA m) Brady, B. Clark, Famsworth

The middle and later nineteenth century, including works of Carlyle,
Ruskin, Tennyson, Browning, Arnold, Dickens, Thackeray, George Eliot,
the Rossettis, Fitzgerald, Morris, Swinburne, and Meredith.

376. English Literature from 1890 to 1950. (3:3:0) (G-HA m) Brady, Evans,

English literature from the aesthetic movement to the end of World
War II, including Hardy, Housman, Shaw, Yeats, Conrad, Lawrence, Joyce,
Galsworthy, Mansfield, and the Huxleys.

377. Secondary Teaching Procedures. (3:3:0) Prerequisites: Engl. 251, 321,
Ed. 301. J. B. Harris, West

For course description see Ed. 377. For English teaching majors and
minors. Prerequisite for Engl. 479.

381. Chaucer. (3:3:0) (G-HA m) McKendrick

382. Shakespeare. (3:3:0) (G-HA m) B. Clark, Famsworth, Hart

From six to eight major plays studied intensively.

383. Milton. (2:2:0) (G-HA m) Tate

391. Studies in Folklore. (3:3:0) (G-HA m) Wilson

Content, scope, and genres of folklore; approaches to folklore, including
fieldwork; folklore of both literate and nonliterate peoples.

420. Literature for Adolescents. (2:2:0) (m) Hayes

Critical examination of literature written for adolescents and of effective
methods of teaching literature in the secondary schools. Intended especially
for English teaching majors and minors.

421. History of the English Language. (3:3:0) (m) Cox, McKendrick

Descriptive study of the English language in the various stages of its
development, with background of related historical events. Required for
students who intend to do graduate study in English at BYU.

422. English Language Arts for Elementary Teachers. (3:3:0) (m) Prerequi-
site: Engl. 212, 215, 251, or 316. Hayes, Norton

History of the English language; approaches to English usage; and
modern developments in grammar, especially transformational grammar.


423. Teaching Composition. (2:2:0) Hayes Craig

Principles of rhetoric and linguistics as they apply to the teaching of
composition on the high school and college levels.

479. Secondary Student Teaching. (4-8:1:20-40) Prerequisite: Engl. 377.

„ ... Calder, McKendrick, West

For course description and fee, see Ed. 479.

490. Senior Seminar for English Majors. (2:2:0) M. Clark

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