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Bachelor of Arts in English Degree

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The Bachelor of Arts in English provides a foundation for career preparation and graduate study. It emphasizes clear communication and critical thinking, skills fundamental to all areas of career and liberal arts studies, and offers, through literary study, a basis for growth in understanding the human condition. Society, the professions, college constituents and the individual student are well served, directly and indirectly, by the influences of an English major, which may also be effectively combined with other academic or career areas.

Degree Requirements

A.

General Education Requirements

38-41 sem. hrs

  Ethics Course Requirement

3 hrs

  ENGL 331View Syllabus Ethical Issues in Literature or 3 hrs
  PHIL 330View Syllabus Ethics

B.

Foreign Language Requirement

6 sem. hrs

C.

Multicultural Requirement

3 sem. hrs

  (Courses from this list are noted in the major requirements below with an asterisk.)

D.

Choice of Literature or Creative Writing Emphasis (Creative Writing Emphasis not available to Online students)

39 sem. hrs

  1. Literature Emphasis Core Requirements

21 sem. hrs

  (All courses must be completed with a grade of C or higher. Courses in the major cannot be taken as Pass/Fail.)
  ENGL 231View Syllabus English Literature I 3 hrs
  ENGL 232View Syllabus English Literature II 3 hrs
  ENGL 241View Syllabus American Literature I 3 hrs
  ENGL 242View Syllabus American Literature II 3 hrs
  ENGL 351View Syllabus Readings in Shakespeare 3 hrs
  ENGL 431View Syllabus Senior Seminar 3 hrs
  ENGL 490View Syllabus Literary and Critical Theory 3 hrs
  Literature Emphasis Electives

18 sem. hrs

  Eighteen semester hours selected from the following:
  ENGL 204View Syllabus Technical Writing 3 hrs
  ENGL 207View Syllabus Introduction to Creative Writing I - Multigenre 3 hrs
  ENGL 263View Syllabus World Literature I* 3 hrs
  ENGL 264View Syllabus World Literature II* 3 hrs
  ENGL 280View Syllabus Film and Literature 3 hrs
  ENGL 311View Syllabus Descriptive Grammar of the English Language 3 hrs
  ENGL 312View Syllabus The History of the English Language 3 hrs
  ENGL 323View Syllabus The Hero in Mythology 3 hrs
  ENGL 331View Syllabus Ethical Issues in Literature 3 hrs
  ENGL 333Syllabus Not Available Topics 3 hrs
  ENGL 350View Syllabus Major Literary Figures 3 hrs
  ENGL 360View Syllabus Readings in Fiction 3 hrs
  ENGL 361View Syllabus Readings in Poetry 3 hrs
  ENGL 362View Syllabus Readings in Drama 3 hrs
  ENGL 370View Syllabus Major Literary Periods 3 hrs
  ENGL 397View Syllabus Science Fiction and Fantasy 3 hrs
  ENGL 420View Syllabus Advanced Editing and Revision Seminar 3 hrs
  ENGL 433Syllabus Not Available Topics 3 hrs
  ENGL 450View Syllabus Minority and Ethnic Literature of the United States* 3 hrs
  Students may choose one of the following courses to serve as one emphasis elective:
  ENGL 210View Syllabus Introduction to Fiction 3 hrs
  ENGL 211View Syllabus Introduction to Poetry 3 hrs
  ENGL 212View Syllabus Introduction to Drama 3 hrs
  2. Creative Writing Emphasis Core Requirements

21 sem. hrs

  (All courses must be completed with a grade of C or higher. Courses in the major cannot be taken as Pass/Fail.)
  ENGL 207View Syllabus Introduction to Creative Writing I - Multigenre 3 hrs
  ENGL 313View Syllabus Intermediate Creative Writing I - Fiction 3 hrs
  ENGL 314View Syllabus Intermediate Creative Writing II - Creative Non-Fiction 3 hrs
  ENGL 315View Syllabus Intermediate Creative Writing III - Poetry 3 hrs
  ENGL 408View Syllabus Advanced Creative Writing 3 hrs
  ENGL 431View Syllabus Senior Seminar 3 hrs
  ENGL 490View Syllabus Literature and Critical Theory 3 hrs
  Creative Writing Emphasis Electives

18 sem. hrs

  Eighteen hours selected from the following:
  ENGL 204View Syllabus Technical Writing 3 hrs
  ENGL 263View Syllabus World Literature I* 3 hrs
  ENGL 264View Syllabus World Literature II* 3 hrs
  ENGL 280View Syllabus Film and Literature 3 hrs
  ENGL 311View Syllabus Descriptive Grammar of the English Language 3 hrs
  ENGL 312View Syllabus The History of the English Language 3 hrs
  ENGL 323View Syllabus The Hero and Mythology 3 hrs
  ENGL 331View Syllabus Ethical Issues in Literature 3 hrs
  ENGL 333Syllabus Not Available Topics 3 hrs
  ENGL 350View Syllabus Major Literary Figures 3 hrs
  ENGL 351View Syllabus Readings in Shakespeare 3 hrs
  ENGL 360View Syllabus Readings in Fiction 3 hrs
  ENGL 361View Syllabus Readings in Poetry 3 hrs
  ENGL 362View Syllabus Readings in Drama 3 hrs
  ENGL 370View Syllabus Major Literary Periods 3 hrs
  ENGL 397View Syllabus Science Fiction and Fantasy 3 hrs
  ENGL 399View Syllabus English Internship 3 hrs
  ENGL 420View Syllabus Advanced Editing and Revision 3 hrs
  ENGL 433Syllabus Not Available Topics 3-6 hrs
  ENGL 450View Syllabus Minority and Ethnic Literature of the United States* 3 hrs
  ENGL 499View Syllabus Advanced English Internship 3 hrs
  COMM 360View Syllabus Oral Interpretation of Literature 3 hrs
  COMM 380View Syllabus Performance Studies 3 hrs
  Students may choose one of the following courses to serve as one emphasis elective:
  ENGL 210View Syllabus Introduction to Fiction 3 hrs
  ENGL 211View Syllabus Introduction to Poetry 3 hrs
  ENGL 212View Syllabus Introduction to Drama 3 hrs
  Students may choose no more than two of the following courses to serve as electives:
  ENGL 231View Syllabus English Literature I 3 hrs
  ENGL 232View Syllabus English Literature II 3 hrs
  ENGL 241View Syllabus American Literature I 3 hrs
  ENGL 242View Syllabus American Literature II 3 hrs

E.

Open Electives

31-34 sem. hrs

  Recommend more courses in upper-level English and/or Journalism.
 

120 sem. hrs

F.

A candidate for a baccalaureate degree with a major in English must pass, with a satisfactory rating (grade of C or higher), ENGL 431 Senior Seminar as a culminating evaluative experience.

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