Oct 20, 2018  
2018-19 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018-19 Undergraduate Catalog

English, B.A.


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Degree and Major Requirements


Students majoring in English earn the B.A. degree unless they are completing an English major with an cross disciplinary focus or an additional major in a degree program other than the B.A. The minimum requirement for a major in English is 36 credit hours of course work in the major.

The department recommends that students choose a variety of courses covering contemporary and early literature, as well as period, genre and linguistics courses. In addition to core courses, English majors must take nine credit hours of English electives on or above the 300 level. Courses taken to fulfill General Education Cluster Two  requirements may also fulfill requirements in the English major. Students may complete credit requirements by taking additional electives.

The minimum requirement for a major in English with a cross disciplinary focus is 36 credit hours of course work; 24 of these hours must be in English courses, with 15 hours at the 300 level or above. Twelve hours from another discipline or disciplines must be chosen in conference with the student's adviser and approved by the department head. For more information about the cross disciplinary focus, contact a departmental adviser.

Degree Requirements


Required Courses


  • General Education  41 Credit Hours 1
  • Foreign language classes (intermediate level required) 0-14 Credit Hours 2
  • Philosophy course (in addition to General Education  courses) 3 Credit Hours
  • University electives 26-40 Credit Hours
  • Major requirements (listed below) 36 Credit Hours
Total: 120 Credit Hours

Footnotes

1 The General Education  program contains a set of requirements each student must fulfill. The number of credit hours necessary to fulfill these requirements may vary.
2 The foreign language requirement may be satisfied by successful completion of the second semester of the intermediate level of the student's chosen language (typically 232) or by placing out of that language through the Department of Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures' placement exam.

Major Requirements


All students must include in their program the following core courses:

Core Courses


  • ENG 299. Writing About Literature 3.00 1
  • Choose one course at the 200 or 300 level 3 Credit Hours
  • Choose five courses from the 300 level 15 Credit Hours
  • Choose two approved 400-level  courses from the Advanced Studies list 6 Credit Hours
Footnote

1 This course fulfills the College of Arts and Letters  writing-intensive requirement for the major.

Total: 36 Credit Hours

The courses selected must include the following:

Additional Information


Other courses may be applied to these requirements via course directive. Students should consult advisers and the departmental semester list about other options.

Recommended Schedule for Majors


First Year


  • Foreign language courses 6-8 Credit Hours
  • General Education  courses 23 Credit Hours

Total: 29-31 Credit Hours


Second Year


Total: 30 Credit Hours


Third Year


  • Remaining requirement from General Education  3 Credit Hours
  • English 300-level courses 12-15 Credit Hours
  • Other electives 15 Credit Hours

Total: 30 Credit Hours


Fourth Year


  • English 300-400 level courses 12-15 Credit Hours

  • Other electives 15-18 Credit Hours

Total: 30 Credit Hours


Concentrations


In consultation with their advisers, students may choose nine credit hours of courses at the 300- or 400-level that acquaint them with the scope of one of the fields below. Students may also consult advisers and individual professors about additional courses that may, because of content covered in a particular semester, be eligible for a concentration by special permission (for example, ENG 302 , ENG 412  or others).

British Literature


Select appropriate courses in consultation with adviser.

American Literature


Select appropriate courses in consultation with adviser.

Creative Writing


Students with a strong interest in developing various writing skills should include in their program nine credit hours of electives from the following courses.

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