Develop your critical thinking abilities as you hone your writing skills. The Bachelor of Science in English and Writing will empower you to:
The Bachelor of Science in English and Writing offers two tracks. One is for English and Writing majors. The other is for students pursuing the Secondary Education degree along with the English and Writing degree.
To earn this degree, you will complete General Education courses plus a minimum of 36 credit hours specific to your Bachelor of Science in English and Writing degree.
The following courses are required for all English and Writing majors:
Prerequisite: CCPS-ENGL 150. Day-None. Expository Writing provides students with valuable opportunities to write in a wide variety of modes of nonfiction, including narrative essays, film and book reviews, cultural analyses and journalistic essays. Students read and discuss published nonfiction and participate in workshops where they respond to one another’s writing in small groups. The workshop format enables students to respond to issues of form, purpose, voice, and audience.
Prerequisite: CCPS-ENGL 150. DAY-none. Students intensively investigate modern English grammar and usage. The course acquaints students with models of understanding and teaching grammar and with opportunities for experimenting with a variety of styles.
Prerequisite: CCPS-ENGL 150. DAY-None. This course introduces students to advanced research skills in literary studies. It focuses upon the central questions in literary studies and provides students with the critical and theoretical background to make sense of these questions.
In this diachronic study of the English language, special attention is given to the development of the English language from its Anglo-Saxon origins to the present and to the varieties of English spoken in contemporary American society.
Prerequisite: ENGL 301 and senior status. This seminar-style course provides a capstone for both the English and Writing majors. Students will do independent research and synthesize their education at Drury, looking backward at how they have developed, and forward to where they will go next. Course only available in the spring semester on the Springfield campus.
This course introduces students to major writings from the past 200 years of British writing, with particular attention to close- reading and appreciation. The course often pursues a single theme, genre or motif through the readings.
This course introduces students to major texts of late-nineteenth and twentieth-century literature, with particular attention to modernist and postmodernist writing.
This course asks students to investigate selected topics in literature and culture of the Renaissance through the eighteenth century, including European, British, and other cultures. This course may be repeated when content varies.
The backgrounds of African-American culture in African and Caribbean literatures, as well as the history of black American literature in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, with focus on the contemporary scene.
Prerequisite: CCPS-ENGL 150. DAY-None
Students learn techniques for and practice in writing fiction. The course focuses on student workshops.
Prerequisite: CCPS-ENGL 150. DAY-None.
Students learn techniques for and practice in writing poetry.
Track 1: English and Writing
One of three foundational courses for majors and potential majors in English, Literature Matters introduces students to a central set of problems in contemporary literary studies (for example, Identity and Empire, Shakespeare to Ondaatje). The course includes important canonical works as well as neglected or emerging writers. There is a focus on how to read and understand literature; how reading and writing literature influence identity, meaning, and value; and how to develop strategies for reading, discussing, and writing about literary works. Attention is also given to narrative structure. Students are strongly encouraged to enroll in this course in the spring semester of their freshman or sophomore year. Offered spring semester. May be repeated when topics vary.
Prerequisite: CCPS-ENGL 150. DAY-None.
Students learn techniques for and practice writing nonfiction.
A study of British and American literary works written by women. Particular consideration will be given to feminist modes of inquiry and critical thought as well as to the contributions of women in literary scholarship.
Track 2: English and Writing-Secondary Education
Writing course designed to develop students’ abilities to write in a variety of modes for a wide range of purposes.
Completion of all secondary education course requirements.
An Associate of Science in English and Writing is also available.
A Bachelor of Science in English and Writing degree will prepare you for a variety of job paths, including: