Language Arts, Minor - Teaching

Middle Childhood/Early Adolescence (Code 930-402)

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Consisting of studies in Communication, Communication Sciences and Disorders, English, Education, and Theatre Arts, this minor provides a broad background which is useful to all teachers in the language arts. This minor is an approved minor for individuals seeking licensure to teach in 4K-9 classrooms.

Twenty-four semester credits, including:
ENGL 150Introduction to Literature3
ENGL 302Teaching Writing in the Elementary and Middle School3
LMED 306Literature For Adolescents3
ES 316Teaching Multicultural Literature in Grades K-123
Select six credits from the following:6
Introduction to Creative Writing
Introductory English Linguistics
Communication in Contemporary Society
Multimedia Communication
Introduction to Interpersonal Communication
Fundamentals of Speech
Fundamentals of Human Communication
Introduction to Organizational Communication
Visual Communication
Integrated Performing Arts Across the Curriculum
Select six credits from the following:6
Introduction to World/Postcolonial Literature
Introduction to American Indian Literatures
Introduction to Critical Studies in Film, Television, and Moving-Image Culture
Survey of World/Postcolonial Literature
The American Indian in Literature and Film
American Literature to 1865
American Literature from 1865-1945
American Literature Since 1945
Perspectives on Pre-1790 British Literature
Representative Shakespeare
Perspectives on British Literature After 1790
Survey of American Ethnic Literature
Perspectives in Popular Texts
The Short Story
The Novel
Perspectives on Women's Literature
Total Credits24

This minor is restricted to students in the College of Education and Human Sciences: Education Studies: Option A and majoring in elementary education and leads to licensure to teach English/Language Arts in Middle Childhood through Early Adolescence classrooms.