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Bachelor of Arts in English

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.

Department

Degree Requirements

General Education Requirements 38-41 sem. hrs

  • Ethics Course Requirement 3 hrs
  • PHIL 330 Ethics

Foreign Language Requirement : 6 sem.

Multicultural Requirement 3 sem. hrs

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

Choice of Literature or Creative Writing Emphasis (Creative Writing Emphasis not available to Online students, Evening Campus or Rolla location students) 39 sem. hrs

  • 1. Literature Emphasis Core Requirements 24 sem. hrs
  • (All courses must be completed with a grade of C or higher. Courses in the major cannot be taken as Pass/Fail.) 3 hrs
  • ENGL 220 Writing About Literature 3 hrs
  • ENGL 231 British Literature I 3 hrs
  • ENGL 232 British Literature II 3 hrs
  • ENGL 241 American Literature I 3 hrs
  • ENGL 242 American Literature II 3 hrs
  • ENGL 351 Readings in Shakespeare 3 hrs
  • ENGL 425 Literary Theory and Criticism 3 hrs
  • ENGL 431 Senior Seminar 3 hrs
  • Literature Emphasis Electives 18 sem. hrs
  • Eighteen semester hours selected from the following:
  • ENGL 204 Technical Writing 3 hrs
  • ENGL 207 Introduction to Creative Writing I - Multigenre 3 hrs
  • ENGL 263 World Literature I* 3 hrs
  • ENGL 264 World Literature II* 3 hrs
  • ENGL 311 Descriptive Grammar of the English Language 3 hrs
  • ENGL 312 The History of the English Language 3 hrs
  • ENGL 333 Topics 3 hrs
  • ENGL 350 Major Literary Figures 3 hrs
  • ENGL 360 Readings in Fiction 3 hrs
  • ENGL 361 Readings in Poetry 3 hrs
  • ENGL 362 Readings in Drama 3 hrs
  • ENGL 370 Major Literary Periods 3 hrs
  • ENGL 371 Ethnic Traditions in American Literature 3 hrs
  • ENGL 399 English Internship 1-3 hrs
  • ENGL 433 Topics 3 hrs
  • ENGL 499 Advanced English Internship 1-3 hrs
  • Students may choose one of the following courses to serve as one emphasis elective:
  • ENGL 210 Introduction to Fiction 3 hrs
  • ENGL 211 Introduction to Poetry 3 hrs
  • ENGL 212 Introduction to Drama 3 hrs
  • 2. Creative Writing Emphasis Core Requirements 24 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 207 Introduction to Creative Writing I - Multigenre 3 hrs
  • ENGL 220 Writing About Literature 3 hrs
  • ENGL 313 Intermediate Creative Writing I - Fiction 3 hrs
  • ENGL 314 Intermediate Creative Writing II - Non-Fiction 3 hrs
  • ENGL 315 Intermediate Creative Writing III - Poetry 3 hrs
  • ENGL 408 Advanced Creative Writing 3 hrs
  • ENGL 425 Literary Theory and Criticism 3 hrs
  • ENGL 431 Senior Seminar 3 hrs
  • Creative Writing Emphasis Electives 18 sem. hrs
  • Eighteen hours selected from the following:
  • ENGL 204 Technical Writing 3 hrs
  • ENGL 263 World Literature I* 3 hrs
  • ENGL 264 World Literature II* 3 hrs
  • ENGL 311 Descriptive Grammar of the English Language 3 hrs
  • ENGL 312 The History of the English Language 3 hrs
  • ENGL 333 Topics 3 hrs
  • ENGL 350 Major Literary Figures 3 hrs
  • ENGL 351 Readings in Shakespeare 3 hrs
  • ENGL 360 Readings in Fiction 3 hrs
  • ENGL 361 Readings in Poetry 3 hrs
  • ENGL 362 Readings in Drama 3 hrs
  • ENGL 370 Major Literary Periods 3 hrs
  • ENGL 371 Ethnic Traditions in American Literature 3 hrs
  • ENGL 399 English Internship 3 hrs
  • ENGL 420 Advanced Editing and Revision 3 hrs
  • ENGL 433 Topics 3-6 hrs
  • ENGL 499 Advanced English Internship 3 hrs
  • COM3 04 Introduction to Screenwriting 3 hrs
  • COMM 360 Oral Interpretation of Literature 3 hrs
  • COMM 380 Performance Studies 3 hrs
  • Students may choose two of the following courses to apply toward Creative Writing elective hours:
  • ENGL 231 British Literature I 3 hrs
  • ENGL 232 British Literature II 3 hrs
  • ENGL 241 American Literature I 3 hrs
  • ENGL 242 American Literature II 3 hrs
  • Students may choose one of the following courses to serve as one emphasis elective:
  • ENGL 210 Introduction to Fiction 3 hrs
  • ENGL 211 Introduction to Poetry 3 hrs
  • ENGL 212 Introduction to Drama 3 hrs

Open Electives 31-34 sem. hrs

  • Recommend more courses in upper-level English and/or Journalism.
  • 120 sem hrs

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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Tuition for Evening campus classes

Tuition is $265 per credit hour. You can choose to take online classes, too. (View full tuition and fees)

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