What to Expect?

What your four years in the English Department at Juniata College might look like.

What Makes Juniata's English Curriculum Different?

  • You tailor your studies to your own personal interests in literature and writing.
  • Your program of emphasis can be in professional writing or can be individualized to include professional writing. Compared to the other small liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania, Juniata is one of the few with a professional writing program.
  • You engage in a contemporary and innovative curriculum where you may analyze film, read graphic novels, and develop content for social media.
  • You may participate in Lift Ev’ry Voice and Unlock Your Voice, programs that are student-designed and facilitated to celebrate the literature of historically underrepresented writers.
  • You develop the tools to voice your opinions and share your analysis.
  • You may work one-on-one with a professor to complete a capstone project tailored to your interests, either a creative writing project or an academic thesis.
  • Through a wide range of classes, you explore the complexities of race, gender, and culture, ultimately challenging your world view.
  • You have a variety of internship opportunities in positions such as marketing writer, webmaster, and local news writer. You can even complete an internship while you study abroad.
  • You create a new and deeper understanding of the material through classes that collectively weave concepts together.
  • In the English & Secondary Education POE, you experience both the theoretical in class and the practical in local school districts beginning in your first year and continuing for all 8 semesters.

Courses:

Course Catalog

English

This POE applies to students starting fall 2015

Department: English

Core Requirements (11 credits minimum)

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Course Number Title Credits Prerequisites Dist. Skills
EN 120 Forms of Literature
3
 
H
 
EN 122 Critical Perspectives
3
 
H
 
EN 204 English Colloquium
1
one EN course beyond EN 110, sophomore standing
H
 
Complete either EN 490 & EN 495 OR EN 493 & EN 496
EN 490 English Internship
2-9
EN 120, EN 122, EN 204 & senior standing
H
 
EN 493 English Research Seminar
2
EN 120, EN 122, EN 204 & senior standing
H
 
EN 495 English Internship Research
2
EN 490 and senior standing
H
 
EN 496 Sernior Research Capstone
2-9
EN 495 and senior standing
H
 
Survey Courses (select 5 courses for 15 credits)
Course Number Title Credits Prerequisites Dist. Skills
EN 170 World Literatures
3
 
H or I
 
EN 200 History of the Language
3
EN 110 or EN 109
H or I
 
EN 215 Boys Will Be Boys (Masculinity Studies in Literature)
3
 
H
 
EN 238 Unnatural Acts (American Literature)
3
 
H
 
EN 239 Bloody Murder (American Literature)
3
 
H
 
EN 250 African American Literature
3
EN 110 or EN 109 H or CA  
EN 258 Funny Pages (evolution of comedy in literature)
3
EN 110 or EN 109
H
 
EN 262 Unhappily Ever After(evolution of tragedy in literature
3
EN 110 or EN 109
H
 
Forms and Theory (select 3 courses for 9 credits):
Course Number Title Credits Prerequisites Dist. Skills
EN 155 Short Story
3
 
H
 
EN 237 Constructing Identities
3
EN 110 or EN 109
H
 
EN 283 Graphic Novel
3
EN 110 or EN 109
H
 
EN 300 Modern Theories of Grammar
3
EN 110 or EN 109
H
CW
EN 307 Mythology in Film
4
EN 110 or EN 109
H
 
EN 341 Shakespearean Drama
3
EN 110 or EN 109
H
 
EN 370 Contemporary Novel
3
EN 110 or EN 109
H
CW
EN 372 Contemporary Poetry
3
EN 110 or EN 109
H or CA
 
EN 410 Literary Theory
3
EN 110 or EN 109 & 2 of the following: EN 155, EN 170, EN 238, EN 239, EN 258, or EN 262
H
 
Writing (select 1 course for 3 credits)
Course Number Title Credits Prerequisites Dist. Skills
EN 271 Medical Writing
3
Jr or Sr standing
H
CW
EN 272 Introduction to Professional Writing
3
EN 110 or EN 109
H
CW
EN 273 Visual Literacy
3
EN 110 or EN 109
H
 
EN 303 Poetry Writing
3
EN 110 or EN 109
H
 
EN 305 Fiction Writing
3
EN 110 or EN 109 & EN 155
F or H
 
EN 306 Creative Non-Fiction Writing
3
EN 110 or EN 109
H
CW
EN 311 Professional News and Feature Writing
3
EN 110 or EN 109
H
CW
EN 315 Technical Writing
3
So, Jr, Sr standing
H
CW
EN 376 Writing Across Media
3
EN 110 or EN 109
H
CW
EN 377 Interactive Media Writing
3
EN 110 or EN 109
H
CW
EN 378 Video Production Writing
3
EN 110 or EN 109
H
CW
EN 379 Professional Editing
3
EN 110 or EN 109
H
 
Genre Courses (select 5 courses for 15credits)
Course Number Title Credits Prerequisites Dist. Skills
EN 162 Women and Literature
3
 
H
 
EN 163 Science Fiction
3
 
H
 
EN 188 Bad Literature
3
 
H
 
EN 207 Heaven and Hell on Earth
3
EN 110 or EN 109
H
 
EN 212 Sports Literature
3
EN 110 or EN 109
H
 
EN 213 Zombie Nation
3
EN 110 or EN 109
H or CA
 
EN 236 Dirty Books
3
 
H
CW
EN 251 Slave Narratives
4
 
H
CW
EN 255 Passing Narratives
3
EN 110 or EN 109
H or CA
 
EN 274 Beyond's Grey's Anatomy
3
EN 110 or EN 109
H or CA
 
EN 292 Crossing the Border
4
EN 110 or EN 109
H
CW
EN 301 Young Adult Literature
3
 
H
 
EN 312 Literature of Revenge
3
EN 110
H
 
EN 385 Queer Literature
3
EN 110 or EN 109
H or CA
 
EN 388 Heroes and Villians
3
 
H