Jul 18, 2018  
2013-2014 Catalog 
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Department of English Language and Literature

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Department Chair: Kathleen Herndon
Location: Elizabeth Hall, Room 413
Telephone Contact: Kimberly Webb 801-626-6251
Professors: James Russell Burrows, Shannon Butler, Hal Crimmel, Gary Dohrer, Judith Elsley, Becky Jo Gesteland, Kathleen Herndon, Mark LeTourneau, Karen Marguerite Moloney, Victoria Ramirez, John Schwiebert, Sally Bishop Shigley, Mahalingam Subbiah, Mikel Vause, Michael Wutz, James E. Young; Associate Professors: Timothy Conrad, Susan McKay, Scott Rogers, Shelley Thomas; Assistant Professors: Sian Griffiths, Janine Joseph, Julia Panko, Samantha Katz Seal; Instructors: Toni Asay, Christy Call, Giana Curtis, Ronald Deeter, Jan Hamer, Kyra Hudson, Brooke Kelly, Becky Marchant, Sylvia Newman, Holly Nicholes, Jose Otero, Mark Peterson, William Pollett, Amy Reimann, Deborah Sheridan, Laura Stott, Gail Yngve; Visiting Assistant Professor: Jennifer Mitchell

The Department of English Language and Literature offers a broad spectrum of language, literature and writing courses. English majors and minors, English teaching majors and minors, English majors with professional and technical writing emphasis and professional and technical writing minors, and English majors with creative writing emphasis, in consultation with English department advisors, can select programs individually designed to satisfy academic requirements. Furthermore, students preparing for careers in law, medicine, business, public relations and government service may find departmental courses highly beneficial. The English Department has also designed courses for the general student in introductory and intermediate writing.

Students transferring to Weber State as English majors, with most of their junior and senior status completed, are required to take a minimum of 9 upper division credit hours, minors a minimum of 6 upper division credit hours. This requirement also applies to transfer graduate students.

English Composition Requirement

Students seeking the Associate of Applied Science degree must pass ENGL 1010  with a “C” grade (2.0) or better in order to satisfy the composition requirement. Students seeking any other degree must successfully complete ENGL 2010  with a grade of “C” or higher. Students placed in developmental English courses ENGL 0900  and ENGL 0955  must also pass those courses with grades of “C” or higher. Please note that English composition courses, whether developmental or not, are sequential and can not be taken out of numerical order.

Successful completion of ENGL 2010  with a grade of C or better satisfies the University core requirement for Composition. Entrance into ENGL 2010  can be accomplished in the following ways: 1) passing ENGL 1010  with a grade of C or better, 2) passing the AP language and composition or Literature and composition examination with a score of 3 or better, 3) achieving an ACT English and Reading score of 29 or better, 4) a CLEP with essay test with a score of 50 or better, or 5) articulated transfer credit from another regionally accredited college or university.

English Placement

Students are placed in the English developmental/composition sequence of courses either by ACT sub-scores or by Accuplacer scores.

ACT Sub-scores* Accuplacer Scores Course Placement
ACT English and Reading sub-score 29 or higher Not Applicable ENGL 2010   
ACT English and Reading sub-scores both 17 or above Reading Comprehension and Sentence Skills scores both 90 or above ENGL 1010   
Lowest ACT English or Reading score from 13-16 Lowest Reading Comprehension or Sentence Skill score from 40-89 ENGL 0955    or referred to the ESL office for non-native English speakers
Lowest ACT English or Reading score 12 or below Lowest Reading Comprehension or Sentence Skill score 39 or below ENGL 0900    or referred to the ESL office for non-native English speakers

*ACT scores in English and Reading expire after 2 years.

 ENGL 0960  does not satisfy the Developmental English Requirement for students admitted to Weber State University after Fall Semester 2005. Students admitted after Fall Semester 2005 who take ENGL 0960  will still be required to take ENGL 0900  and/or ENGL 0955 , depending on their English placement.

International students who meet the University’s TOEFL and IELTS requirements for admission are cleared to register for ENGL 1010 .

International students who do not meet the University’s TOEFL or IELTS requirements for admission and resident students for whom English is a second language who score 89 or below on the Accuplacer Test are required to take the LEAP Placement Test and complete appropriate ESL courses according to the test results. ESL classes fulfill foreign language credit toward a BA and AA degree or elective credit toward a BS and AS degree. Refer to the Learning English for Academic Purposes (LEAP)  section of this catalog.

Interdisciplinary Minors

The English Department participates in the Asian Studies, Environmental Studies and Linguistics Minor Programs. Students who wish to enroll in one of these programs should indicate their desire to do so with the program coordinator who will help them work out a proper combination of courses to fit their particular needs. (See the Engaged Learning and Interdisciplinary Programs  section of this catalog.)


    Institutional CertificateBachelor of ArtsEmphasis Option for Bachelor of Integrated Studies

       BIS emphases are also offered for most programs with a minor.

    MinorTeaching MinorHonors, Departmental

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